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Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Evan Moss update: Hundreds turn out, thousands raised


Evan Moss, 7, sold 150 copies of his book "My Seizure Dog" Sunday, and his mother said he signed every one of them. (Jesse Snyder Photography)
People drove from as far as Pennsylvania and New Jersey to the Alexandria area Sunday to meet 7-year-old Evan Moss and buy his book ”My Seizure Dog.” Some people even brought their seizure dogs, which Evan loved, his mother Lisa Moss said.

The Post reported Friday that Moss needed $13,000 to buy a service dog that will help him when he suffers severe epileptic seizures. He had the idea to write a book, and it quickly sold out Sunday. On Saturday, dozens of Post readers e-mailed asking how they could help, including one who offered to pay the balance of what wasn’t raised at the book sale.


Evan Moss meets a seizure dog at his book signing at Grounded Coffee in the Alexandria area Sunday. (Eliza Hokanson)
She may have to pay less of the $13,000 than she expected. An estimated crowd of more than 600 lined up along the length of the shopping center, on a scalding Sunday, where Evan was signing in Grounded Coffee. About $4,000 worth of the books were sold at $10 apiece, Lisa Moss said. In addition, “My Seizure Dog” is No.1(!!) on Amazon.com’s Bestseller List of Children’s Health books.

A seizure dog often can detect a particular scent emanating from a person’s body before they have a seizure, then alert the person, allowing them to get to a safe place. The dog can also alert a child’s parents that a seizure is happening, and serve as a tether or guide for a child in crowded areas.

The book is basically Evan’s view of how a seizure dog works and how he will live with one. He did the illustrations, and his mother typed up his prose.

“It was amazing,” family friend Bob Kohm said of the book-signing, “this outpouring from the community to support Evan. People waited outside in a line that stretched 100 yards at points in the heat with nothing but smiles and great energy.”

Note: Some moron blogger did not include the information about where you can send help in the original post. It’s 4 Paws for Ability, Fund for Evan Moss, 253 Dayton Ave., Xenia, Ohio 45385. Make checks payable to 4 Paws for Ability.

By  |  04:30 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Categories:  Books, Fairfax County | Tags:  Evan Moss, My Seizure Dog, Virginia

 
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