Two local boys' disabilities have joined them together as best friends.
11-year-old Matthew Wallace and 12-year-old Loren McLelland have life-threatening medical problems, but the boys were all smiles last weekend at the fundraising event dubbed "Cause for Paws."
The event helped raise money for purchasing two trained dogs and to help with day-to-day living.
Loren's mother says getting the dogs is a matter of life and death.
She says with Loren's osteoporosis, one fall could literally take his life.
But perhaps even more, Mrs. McLelland says companionship would do a world of good for the boys.
If you would like to help Matthew or Loren, you can email those hosting the fundraiser at RACERUNNER@MAIL.COM
Be sure to put "Cause for Paws" in the subject line.