Make-A-Wish Foundation Grants Girl a Seizure Dog

Make-A-Wish Foundation Grants Girl a Seizure Dog

A wish came true for one Collierville kid Wednesday. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South granted 8-year-old Katie Miesch a seizure dog.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - It was a dream come true for 8-year-old Katie Miesch. The Germantown Chamber granted her wish of having a seizure dog.

"I'm just so excited for her. I mean it's just going to open so many doors for her. Just to allow her to be independent. It just bought her so much joy. I'm just extremely grateful," said Katie's mother, Carol Miesch.

Katie was born with cerebral palsy. About two years ago she started having seizures. Her new puppy Raven is a blessing in disguise.

"We understand that dogs can be trained when that happens to turn her over on her side - what we do with her when she has a seizure - and so the dog's going be trained to do that and come get us or go for help," said Katie's father, Fred Miesch.

He says people can wait years for a service dog and he couldn't be more grateful for Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South.

"Katie was one of our wish child and we are just so excited to be a part of that and she's a loving child and it's going to make a difference in her life," said Judy Gupton of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mid-South.

"We can see how excited she is. We know she's going to have years of fun with her," said Fred Miesch.

Katie may have difficulty speaking but has no problem expressing her gratitude.


For more information on the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South, visit midsouth.wish.org.
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