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2-year-old girl has four-legged lifeline

Dog carries air tanks for child with rare disease

Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 8:13 am, Sun Mar 4, 2012.

LOGANVILLE — 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.

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  • truth13 posted at 2:12 pm on Wed, Feb 29, 2012.

    truth13 Posts: 62

    Touching story wish them the best!!!

  • WiILLIAM CHAPMAN posted at 9:23 am on Wed, Feb 29, 2012.

    WiILLIAM CHAPMAN Posts: 345

    "Alida Knobloch, 2, of Loganville, with her service dog Mr. Gibbs"

    Best wishes to both of you.

    A BEAUTIFUL picture and story.

    "Loganville trainer Ashleigh Kinsley, who was able to provide them with 1-year-old Mr. Gibbs, who had been trained since a puppy."

    A match is made Tks, Ms Kinsley. [thumbup]