ALLENDALE, Mich. (WZZM)- Life will soon get easier for an Allendale boy thanks to a furry new friend. Alex Koch, 10, suffers from diabetes and his sugar levels can get dangerously high or low.
He spent Wednesday morning, waiting for "Ace." The service dog will be a welcome addition the whole family. "We wake up, our first thought is, we have to check on Alex to see if he's okay," says Christine Koch.
She and her husband Dave have been struggling to control their son's type one diabetes for nine years. They hope Ace can help.
The 14-week old puppy is a Labrador Retriever. He comes from Guardian Angel Service Dogs. His trainer, James Faulkner says the pup is already scent trained. James says, "If a diabetic's sugar gets too high, it will put off a cotton candy scent. If it's too low, it's an acetone or nail polish scent."