In Ohio County, a local family welcomed a new friend that is trained to save their son's life.
Ben Gilmore is 6 years old and was diagnosed with diabetes at 13 months of age. A steak fry was held in July to raise money for Ben to get the alert dog.
The dog, named Doc, is a certified ADA service dog that started training at only 6 weeks to detect and let people know about a spike or drop in a diabetic's blood sugar level. Trainer Philip Farris said they bring the dogs in at an early age as part of the process and training.