XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) - Up until about 3 years ago, seventeen year old Connor Hembree was your typical teen, smart, active in sports, loved to socialize and occasionally got into trouble.
He had no signs or symptoms that anything was wrong until that day he collapsed at school.
He was rushed to Dayton Children's where doctors discovered he had an abnormal collection between arteries and veins that ruptured, causing extreme pain and bleeding in the brain.
Doctors gave Connor little chance to make it.
Today, thanks to several on-going procedures and dedicated specialists he has survived but with limited mobility.
To give him more independence, Connor has applied and has been accepted at 4 Paws for Ability in Xenia, an organization that supplies Mobility Assistance Service Dogs.
But these specially trained dogs are not cheap.. costing around $22,000.
His family is committed to raising $13,000 in support of the 4 Paws mission but they can't do it without you.
If you'd like to help, click here .
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