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Assistance dogs do more than detect seizures, they also provide comfort and fun

Last year, Melissa Clode was tossing up whether to get a new dog for her family.

She knew taking on a puppy was a big commitment, and could lead to a lot of extra work.

And her family already has a lot on its plate — her seven-year-old son Charlie suffers from myriad health problems, including a heart condition, an intellectual disability and autism.

Charlie suffers regularly from seizures and has spent much of his short life at the Canberra Hospital.

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Elton is a very little puppy and is hugging Charlie, who sleeps with a breathing tube.

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