Channel 12 Story

Channel 12 Story

Quail, a highly trained English Labrador retriever, isn’t just a 15-year-old boy’s best friend.

The Diabetic Alert Dog also is Christian Poorten’s lifeline.

She demonstrated that about a week ago by sensing that Christian’s blood sugar was dangerously low and awakening him from a sound sleep.

“I love her like she’s another human, probably like a sister,” said Christian, a freshman basketball player at Paradise Valley High School.

“It’s really special that she can detect when it happens,” he said.

“I was definitely shaking and sweating. I didn’t understand what was going on.”

Link to Channel 12 Video: http://www.azcentral.com/video/1987001423001

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