Sirus is a beautiful Dutch Shephard with a bright mind and a solid foundation in obedience. Sirus join's OSF's Service Dog Program to finish his task training for his handler; a college aged NC student.
Here is a little about her story:
"I was diagnosed in 2018 with Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. At first, I passed out during my college classes about once every six months or so and although not great, manageable. Then in March of 2019, I became very ill. After weeks of seeing doctors trying to find a solution, they told me to get a service dog because I would have to live with this illness. At that time, I was in my last semester at NC State and had no choice but to drop out as I was a Chemistry major and there was no way to attend labs. I am 23 years old and no longer leave the house for fear of seizures and passing out daily. I don't want anyone to live this way and hope that by having a service dog, I will have the confidence to leave the house and help others who may be suffering and lonely the same way. I want to eventually go on to do my Masters Degree and hopefully work for the government analyzing threats to the United States."
Won't you consider helping OSF train Service Dogs like Sirus?
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