Lady and labradoodle graduate from Huntsville High in cap and gown

Student's Service Dog Attends Graduation in Cap and Gown

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-- Students on two and four legs walked into the Von Braun Center to graduate from Huntsville High School Friday.

Madison Guy and her service dog, Buck, were each announced on stage to thunderous applause when it came time for her to receive her diploma. Buck is a constant friend in Madison's life and a popular student at school. He can even be a life-saver. It's his job to alert her family when she's about to have a seizure.

"I know that he knows what to do," said Madison.

The "pawsome" duo wore traditional gowns with matching caps Friday as they posed for photos.

"We did practice a few times the day before," explained Madison, who had been wondering if Buck would keep the hat on for very long.

It was a proud moment for Madison, but also her family as she walked across the stage with Buck.

"There were several years, several months, nights, days, when we were just wondering what tomorrow was going to bring," explained Kevin Guy, Madison's father. "Whether college would be a possibility. Whether high school would even be able to [get] through. But it was just through her effort and her concentration and perseverance."

As she goes out into the world working on her future plans, Madison's family knows Buck will be there as part of her support system. It eases their minds as she moves on to the next adventure.

"He's a best friend for her and he's a safety blanket," said Kevin.

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