Foundation Helps Girl With Rare Medical Condition 2-04-2011 - WSMV Channel 4

Foundation Helps Girl With Rare Medical Condition 2-04-2011

Reported By Forrest Sanders
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky.There's a happy new chapter in the story of a Fort Campbell family whose daughter has a rare medical condition.
Felicia Harris' 3-year-old daughter, Lexy, suffers a severe type of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome. Now the Fisher House Foundation has agreed to pay for the family's golden retriever, Jenny, to go through training to become a seizure alert dog.
Harris said she expects the process to take from three months to a year.
This is the second piece of good news the Harris family has heard lately. Fort Campbell's Blanchfield Community Hospital is taking up the cost of Lexy's medication, which is being brought over from France.
“Everything has turned around all of a sudden," said Harris. "Everything I’ve worked hard for is coming. I can’t say how thankful I am. We are so thankful. I know in the future there are going to be lots of needs. There are going to be lots more medical expenses for her, but as of now, everything that I’ve worked hard for for the past three years has been solved.”
Harris' husband, Spc. Joshua Harris, is currently deployed to Afghanistan. He's coming home in the next few weeks and said he's thrilled with the latest good news about their daughter.



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