Veteran mom needs new service dog

LITTLETON, Colo. -- Angela Williams is excited to bond with her new service dog in training, Bailey.

Bailey is a Labrador mix who was donated by a family at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Littleton, after Williams' first service dog died.

“It’s been two weeks without him, and yes it’s rough,” she said.

Williams is a veteran and a young mother who suffers from crippling anxiety.

“The anxiety will cause me to have a seizure and then it will send me into my epileptic seizures,” Williams said.

A trained service dog can make all the difference in her life.  That’s why her priest is trying to help.

“When he's trained, he's going to be able to detect the seizures before she does, and intervene to help her and keep her safe,” said Father Todd Sorensen.

He set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for Bailey’s expensive training.

“I believe Bailey is going to  really help Angela with independence and be successful in returning to work,” Sorensen said.

So far Bailey is doing great.  He passed temperament and trainability tests.  Williams is hoping to raise $7,000 to help pay for some of the training.