Riley Edge from Cochran calls herself typical, but her parents say she's anything but.
"She's nine. She's a sweet girl. She's very smart and she has epilepsy," said her father Michael Edge.
Sasha Edge said "She's headstrong and determined. She's my hero."
Seizures often attack Riley. "She falls to the ground. She jerks. She draws her hands up. She kicks. Sometimes she can't breathe," said Sasha. That's why they want a dog with talents like the goldendoodle, Sundance.
A non-profit organization in Alpharetta trains dogs as canine assistants. They can alert care givers when seizures start and may even sense them coming.
"If it allows her just a little bit of freedom, where she can go to her room, read a book without us calling her name every minute of the day, it's worth it," said Sasha.