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Please send a Christmas card to Lucas and his Service Dog Juno today

We need your help. And it won’t cost you anything but a stamp, a Christmas card and a caring note.

Lucas Hembree of Alcoa, TN is four years old. And he’s fighting a fatal disease called Sanfilippo Type A/MPS III.  It’s similar to Alzheimer’s, and he’s already undergone several procedures and is currently losing his ability to walk. Right now Lucas is in the hospital because he had multiple seizures.

Chester, Lucas’ father, rescued Juno, a German Shepherd, hours before she was scheduled to be put down. He has since spent considerable time training her as a Service Dog for his son.


This cause is very dear to our hearts. Friends of Lucas’ family have asked for the public to send Christmas cards. Please, if you can, send a Christmas card today with a caring and comforting note to Lucas and Juno. Include a photo of your Service Dog if you wish.

Lucas Hembree & Juno
204 McKinley St.
Alcoa, TN 37701



Special thanks to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, the Seattle Dog Spot, the The Examiner and the German Shepherd Dog Community on Facebook.

We ask that you please share this story with everyone you know.



  • Mette December 17, 2017

    Please put a date on this article/request. Is it from the current holiday season (2017)?


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