Alayna Grace is our sweet and spunky 3 year old who has a complicated medical history, most recently significant for chronic and severe hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Maintaining a normal blood sugar is essential for Alayna's development; untreated hypoglycemia can result in seizures, coma or death. Alayna suffered from 2 seizures as an infant, which is when she first became symptomatic. Since then, she has had more hospitalizations then you can count on your two hands. Our little trooper has undergone invasive testing and extensive bloodwork. Genetic testing revealed a rare monogenic form of diabetes, but she is now going to Boston for further work up and may endure Whole Exome Sequencing, because her history has been so complicated. She travels out of state to see doctors who continue to work hard at putting the pieces together. Because this has been going on for so long, Alayna has developed hypoglycemia unawareness, which means she is not displaying signs and symptoms that she is in danger. We are fundraising to get a diabetic service dog trained to detect the scent of Alayna's dropping blood sugar. These dogs amazingly can be trained to alert us when her sugar is dropping, before she becomes dangerously low. Imagine not being able to let your child play, without worrying about your child's blood sugar dropping. Even a simple task of taking a bath can drop Alayna's blood sugar low, as temperature change has a significant impact on her blood sugar. The activity and play that should come naturally with childhood is what actually poses the most risk to her. Even sleeping, a part of everyday life, presents itself with dangers to Alayna. Parents going through this with a young child are always on alert and sleep with one eye open. A diabetes alert dog would add an extra set of eyes to protect Alayna from the dangers of low blood sugar. We envision a service dog sleeping by Alayna's side, watching her during outdoor play, and being an extra set of eyes anytime our busy parenting eyes of 3 children are distracted. Maybe even going to school with her when she is school age! It is extremely costly to have the right dog trained as a service dog, so we are reaching out to the community with the hopes of your assistance in making this dream come true. We are very appreciative and forever grateful for any amount you are able to contribute for our girl!