Local family raises funds with service dog fun run

Lots of people laced up their shoes for a good cause this weekend.

Grace Green’s family hosted a 5-k on the USA campus, to raise money to buy her a service dog.

The 13-year-old is living with fetal alcohol syndrome and bi-polar disorder.

Grace’s mother said seeing all the support was a joy for all involved.

“She laughed and she was giving people thumbs up this morning and it makes them laugh. I mean you are in the zone, you’re running you’re in the zone and when you see a child in a stroller just thumbs up they were just like- and you know smiling at her so sweet and she was so happy.”

Organizers said the service dog costs 14-thousand dollars.

The run won’t cover the whole cost, but it will make huge progress toward the family’s goal.

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