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Dreams become reality for one Jeff Davis Parish boy

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He is cute, rambunctious, and full of energy. 

But when it comes to Wyatt Doucet Striker is all business. 

"It gave me peace that I have a backup," Monique said. "That if I don't catch it he will." 

Wyatt has Type 1 diabetes. He has a pump that measures his sugar highs and lows--but, like anything, it can malfunction. 

"At night is what worries us the most," Monique said. "His pump did not alert us and was 100 points off and Striker was right. His blood sugar was high." 

As Monique watches Wyatt and Striker together, she said she never thought this day would come. She hoped for it, dreamed about it, but always thought it was out of reach. 

"It was overwhelming," Monique explained."We didn't even think it was a possibility for him to get a dog." 

With the help of Wyatt's friend Landon, a lemonade stand, and numerous fundraisers...Striker became a reality. 

While the Doucet's still face their challenges with the young pup. 

"The training doesn't stop when you leave the training facility," Monique said. "It continues at home and he needs to understand what his job is." 

She adds that every minute of training is worth it. Because, if they stay committed to Striker he will stay committed to Wyatt. 

Striker will be at Downtown Alive in Jennings from 1pm to 4pm for a "meet and greet" on October 28th. 



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