EUGENE, Ore. — In celebration of World Down Syndrome Day a local family is trying to raise money for their daughter who suffers from the disease.
The two-year-old was diagnosed with down syndrome after she was born.
The Hager family says it’s been a learning process, but they hope with the help of the community they can help their daughter. They’re trying to raise money for a therapy dog for the toddler.
They say the dog can help their daughter with the developmental needs she’s missing out on.
“She loves animals so much that we really just think it will be the motivation she needs to kind of get up and start walking and give her something to chase around,” said the girls mother, Theresa Hager.
The family’s trying to raise $2,500 for the therapy dog.
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