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  Seizure Dogs Monday 20 January 2003  
If you have a visual impairment, the use of a guide dog is pretty much the norm. But a small charity in Sheffield, Support Dogs has recently begun to train dogs to help people with epilepsy.

Gillian McClusky is 39. She's had seizures since she was a tiny baby, with medication having little or no effect. She experienced several attacks a day - until Harvey - a small jet black mongrel with a white moustache - came into her life.
Felicity Finch went to Dorking in Surrey to meet Harvey and Gillian.
Further Information: Support Dogs, The John Fisher Centre, Trianco House, Thorncliffe Park Estate, Chapletown, Sheffield S35 2PH. Training Centre: 0114 257 7997
or call BBC Actionline on 0800 044 044

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