Seven-year-old aspiring author Evan Moss has taken a battle with epilepsy into his own hands by publishing his first book.
Evan had his first seizure when he was just one month old. The little boy was diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis (TSC) and epilepsy. By the time he was 4, he was having 300 to 400 seizures a month.
To give Evan his independence as he grows older, his parents determined that a seizure dog — a trained canine able to warn them if Evan starts to have a seizure — would be a strategic addition to their family. The only problem: a seizure dog from 4 Paws for Ability costs $13,000 (USD).
"My Seizure Dog," written and illustrated by Evan, "tells the sweet story of what Evan expects the relationship with his seizure dog to be like." The book's revenue will help fund Evan's dog's training and care.
On the family's website, Evan's mom, Lisa, writes:
"At the beginning of the school year he said he wanted to be a famous author when he grows up. I guess at 7 years old he took the first step in that direction!
Thank you for buying his book and supporting Evan as he works toward the goal of getting a Seizure Dog! I know what the dog will be trained to do but I have a feeling it will help Evan in ways we aren't even aware of yet."
Watch Evan's inspiring story below: