Have you ever though that it would be nice to wake up with someone licking your face. Well Kelly Sears, has someone who will do this for her.
Kelly Sears is a 19 yr old from Chadwell Heath, Essex and Theo is her black cocker spaniel.
Kelly suffers from a very rare disease called narcolepsy which is disorder where a person falls asleep just like that. It’s almost like a fainting fit, except that Kelly does not faint, just falls asleep. She’s fallen asleep when climbing down stairs, when walking, when at school and actually was in such a bad state that she was even scared of going out because of it.
When she was presented with Theo the whole world changed dramatically for her. Theo was gifted by the charity group Medical Detection Dogs to Kelly when they found that he had the remarkable ability to predict an epileptic seizure.
Nowadays he’s Kelly’s new friend and companion, and in fact spends more time with her than her family or her boyfriend.
They go out together, and if she just nods off anywhere, gently licks her face until she wakes up. While earlier she whould be out for a couple of minutes at least, nowadays she’s back awake in a couple of seconds.
In fact Theo even wakes her up if she sleeps through her alarm.
With Theo around her family feel much safer on her behalf, they don’t have to constantly worry about her when she’s out. Also because Theo has a jacket which says, Medical alert dog in training, people are less inclined to think that she has fainted and don’t call for an ambulance anymore.
Theo has also been trained to fetch help if Kelly doesn’t wake up quickly. He does this by approaching someone and then asking them to follow him. He’s become so indespinsable to Kelly that he even follows her when she goes to the bathroom to wake her up if she falls asleep there. Even her boyfriend takes second place to Theo in Kelly’s life.
Made for each other is what we say.