Community raises money to help get service dog for 5-year-old Trumbull boy

A community effort is underway to get a young boy from Trumbull a much-needed service dog.
Andrew Colello, 5, loves wrestling, superheroes and anything big brother Trey is into.
"Andrew is the kind of child who just could move past any obstacle that's thrown at him," says Jennifer Colello, his mother.
Andrew has been thrown a lot of obstacles - he was born with spina bifida.
He uses a walker to get around, but, that's not his only challenge. Andrew also has epilepsy with seizures almost every night.
"Andrew wants to be independent, and we want that for him," Jennifer Colello says.
Jennifer and Richard Colello, Andrew's father, thought a service dog could help with Andrew's mobility and detecting his seizures.
"It's always kind of been a pipe dream because we knew they were quite expensive," says Richard Colello.
That's where Paige Marinelli comes in. Paige runs an epilepsy support group, through which she recently met Andrew's mom.
"I'm 26 years old and I've had epilepsy from the age of 10," she says. "I personally know what it's like to have a game-changer in your life."
Marinelli decided to climb Mount Washington this summer in Andrew's honor and raise money for him to get a service dog at the same time.
In just a few days, the campaign has already raised more than $10,000 with a goal of $18,500.
“I could cry just thinking about it. The kindness of others has just been staggering," says Jennifer Colello.
The Mount Washington climb is set for mid-August.