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At your service: Woman wants to get boy a therapy dog

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - They say in life you have to ask for what you want, and that's just what a Virginia boy suffering from epilepsy did when he needed a life-saving service dog.

Seven-year-old Evan Moss dreamed up an idea that was bigger than life. He suffers from epilepsy, and needed to come up with $13,000 to buy himself a service dog that will alert his parents when he has a life-threatening seizure.

So Evan wrote a book about the dog he needed, and the money and compassion came pouring in from across the country.

Sandy Storrie lives in Clairemont and when she saw Evan's story on News 8, she immediately picked up the phone and arranged to get the boy his own service dog free of charge.

"I don't know, it's hard to describe, it was just like something clicked and I was like, I'm on this," she said.

Sandy, herself disabled after slipping on a puddle of water, hobbles along with four-inch screws in her back. She says she owes her service dog Shad everything.

"My life, that's exactly what he means," she said.

As for Evan, his book signing was such a success, he not only sold out of copies within an hour, his book is the number one seller for children's health on Amazon. We spoke to Evan's father on the phone about the nationwide outpouring of generosity.

"We would have never expected this, it's just amazing," Evan's father said.

So much so, that Evan raised enough money on his own to buy his own dog and won't need Sandy's gift after all.

"It's nice to know that there are people out there that will do something. When you have a disability of any kind, it really makes a difference to have that dog there to help you," Sandy said.

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