FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — The community is rallying around a little girl so she can get a little four-legged help.
Adaliene has a rare genetic condition and could benefit from a service dog. She has a sensory processing disorder and she's considered nonverbal.
Adaliene's rare genetic disorder involves a duplication of chromosomes. It's so rare that her mother, Rebecca Johnson, said no one else is known to have it.
Johnson said Adaliene loves dogs, and a service dog could do wonders, but there’s one problem
“Her dog will cost $30,000 total,” Johnson said.
The community has stepped up.
Octavio Martinez owns Hot Paws, a grooming and boarding business, and Matt Douglas is a Fernandina Beach police officer. The two will hold a fundraiser for Adaliene this Sunday at Hot Paws.
“Wanted to give back to the community and help them any ways possible,” Douglas said.
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