6-Year-Old With Diabetes Sold Pumpkins To Get A Service Dog

 

I love a good feel good kind of story like this one! 6-year-old, Ian Unger, decided to raise money by selling pumpkins so he could save up to buy himself a service dog that would warn Ian if his blood sugar was getting low. 

According to People Magazine, the idea came about after an incident on the school bus. 

"{Ian} was most excited to ride the bus with the other kids. So he was “devastated” when school officials told him he wouldn’t be able to take the school transportation because of his type 1 diabetes."

And we all went through it or seen others go through it - just wanting to fit in! 

“So, they were gonna pick him up on an empty school bus at 8:45 a.m. — school starts at 8:30 a.m. He just wants to be like everybody else … to put him on an empty bus is unfair," according to his mom, Katrina.

It was Ian's idea to sell pumpkins over lemonade and after someone stopped by and posted on Facebook about his pumpkin stand, Ian was able to raise over $24,000 for his service dog which costs about $25,000. So in 10 months, he will be able to get his own service dog! How incredible is that?!

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