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Published:June 25th, 2010 16:14 EST
Little Girl's Dog is a Hero

Little Girl's Dog is a Hero

By Askin Ozcan (Mentor)

Rebecca is a little, nice girl who lives in Northamptonshire in U.K. But, she has a big problem : Type 1 Diabetes since two years and her blood sugar must be continuously controlled and she must get four insulin injections per day.

Otherwise she faints and goes into a coma and must be taken to the hospital.

For the last two months, however, she has a new best friend, Shirley, a labrador-golden retriever, a trained medical alert dog, which can, by smelling, tell when Rebecca needs insuilin and alerts her by licking her hand.

Shirley has saved Rebecca`s life four times in the past week.

The two are best friends now and Shirley sleeps in Rebecca`s bedroom, just in case.