Seizure-Response Dog for Damien

A microproject by Chelsea Hutchison Foundation

Thank you again for your past support of this project.  We are pleased to announce that Damien and Akuna are now a full-time working team.  Damien and his mother just returned home from their extensive training and we are told that they passed public access testing with flying colors.  Damien has excellent control over this situation.

A few of the tasks that Copper has been trained to do for Damien include getting medication for him in an emergency situation, press a K9 Able phone, recognize and assist during a seizure by blocking him from hitting objects, picking up dropped items.

I thought I would share a few photos with you.  I also wanted to share a few other projects that we currently have that might be of interest to you.

Thank you again for your continued support!

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Thank you for contributing to this very special project.  Very soon, Damien and Akuna will be working full time as a team. Akuna is in his final stages of training and the plan is that he will finish in the next two months.  Akuna will be a constant companion to Damien and will respond to his seizures and hopefully in time, will be able to alert before the onset of a seizure.

This is a very special gift to this family as he and his mother both suffer from epilepsy.  Damien lost his sister to SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) in 2007, so you can imagine the blessing Akuna will be to his family. 

Last September, Damien had the opportunity to spend some time with Akuna while in training.  Everything went as planned and his familly is beyond excited to see this come full circle.  

Thank you for supporting this micro-project and making this possible.  

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Chelsea Hutchison Foundation

Location: Lone Tree, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Julie Hutchison
Littleton, CO United States

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