2-year-old girl has four-legged lifeline

Everyone knows that dog is man’s best friend. For 2-year-old Alida Knobloch, her dog Mr Gibbs is more than just a friend, he’s a true life-saver.

Knobloch has a rare disease called neuroendocrine hyperplasia of infancy, a disorder which occurs in children. People with NEHI have a condition in which diseased portions of the lung filter oxygen through extra layers of cells, making it harder for the afflicted to breathe properly and get enough oxygen into the lungs.

When Mr Gibbs is put in the red service animal vest, which has pockets on either side for small oxygen tanks, he follows Alida everywhere, providing a lifeline between her and the supply of air she needs to breathe properly — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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