Walking down the hallways, a three-pound papillon is certainly smaller than all her classmates, but she plays a huge role in one sixth grade boy's life.
When Athan Bunger, of Cincinnati, Ohio, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 5, his body could no longer regulate the sugar levels in his body, which nearly cost him his life. His family was even close to planning his funeral, according to Journal News.
Since then, Bunger has had to use a monitor to help keep him safe from scares like the one he had when he was 5. Now, at 12 years old, Bunger is using a special "device" that can detect dangerous sugar levels in his blood even before his monitor: J-Lo the service dog.