7-year-old writes book to get service dog
Aug 5, 2011
Many children beg their parents for a dog, but 7-year-old Evan Moss had a more legitimate reason than most - he wants a service dog to help him live with epilepsy, the medical condition he has had since birth that causes him to have seizures, ABC7 News reports. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says that service dogs can help with a variety of conditions, providing companionship and physical assistance.
Because Moss and his family could not afford a service dog, he wrote a book called My Seizure Dog to raise money. The success of the book on Amazon.com raised enough money to pay for a dog for Moss and five other children. The book topped Amazon's bestseller list for children's health books.
Moss read parts of his book at a recent signing, where 600 people lined up outside the bookstore to hear Moss's dreams about his dog, which he will get next June.
"The seizure dog will eat pizza with me. If I go to space the seizure dog with come, too," he read from the book.