by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
A Nipomo High School student needs help raising money to buy a Diabetic Alert Service Dog.
Philip Vaughn, 17, has Down Syndrome and Type 1 Diabetes.
His mom says he has a hard time recognizing when his blood sugar level change, so he needs the service dog to help him out.
On Thursday, a fundraiser is being held at the Chili's in Arroyo Grande. The fundraiser runs from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. 15% of the sales will go toward helping Philip get his dog.
Philip's mom says they need to raise $18,000, and so far, they've raised $7,000.
A sixth grade class at Branch Elementary School has also been raising money for Philip.