There's a fundraising campaign on the go at the moment that we reckon all of #Perth might just want to see if they can help.
Ian Williams has a son Ben, who's been diagnosed with epilepsy at the young age of 22 months.
That was in 2013.
In the years since, the family has suffered more heartbreak, with Ian himself enduring two strokes, developing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome AND losing 57% of his vision.
But, like most parents, Ian is focused on raising the quality of life for his son Ben, and has started a GoFundMe page (and subsequent Facebook page) in an attempt to raise enough money to buy Ben a medic alert/seizure dog.
Once bonded with their handlers (the seizure sufferer), such dogs are equipped to minimise the risk to the handler of a seizure through ensuring their safety, as well as carrying the appropriate emergency medication and information.
The bad news is that such dogs aren't cheap... it will probably cost around $35K for Ian to facilitate a dog for Ben.
According to Ian, that's Ben's dream. To have the freedom to do things on his own and give some peace of mind to Ben's parents.
Obviously, funding is super critical to this happening, so if you wish to help, you can do via the links below.
Written by: @dantheinternut