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August 30, 2013

Bly family receives diabetic service dog

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As part of Dayrah’s continuing education, trainers return to the Bly home every 90 days for two years. Dayrah will also learn Dereck’s acceptable glucose range which he has established as between 90-160.

Although Dayrah officially belongs to the Blys, she still has a price tag.

Over the past year the Blys have had several fundraising efforts which have placed them at $8,000 of $24,000. “We will have more fundraisers in the near future, so look at our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/HelpDereck and read the local news for information,” said Daphney.

“Basically our payment is $8,000 a year for three years,” Daphney explained. “They will work with us, they aren’t going to repossess the dog, but we have to come up with that much each year. All we ask is that those who can help to pitch in. Dereck served his country well and under extremely dangerous situations. We are just hoping the community can come to his defense as well.”

Checks can also be made payable to Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, PO Box 910 Orange, VA 22960. Be sure to make a notation in the memo portion of the check that it is for Dereck Bly.

Daphney further added, “If you are interested in planning an event to help raise funds, please feel free to contact us directly at 217.254.5034.”

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