Helene Barton From Blackpool, with her assistance dog Adel. See Ross Parry copy RPYFAINT : A woman who faints up to 25 TIMES a day has had her life turned around after meeting devoted black Labrador cross who warns her BEFORE she faints.
Helene Barton thought her pup Adel was just a playful pooch when he used to try to take her socks off but, after expert training, she realised he was actually letting her know she was about to faint. Helene has fallen down stairs and broken bones as a result of her unpredictable fainting episodes, a condition triggered by an eating disorder she battled for years, and, at one point, was unable to leave the house. However, since developing her strong bond with Adel she said her life has been transformed.