I am raising money to help pay for my service dog Jake.
After living over 15 years with multiple disorders that I did not know I had a discussion with my doctor, we decided that a service dog with be very beneficial to me.
My multiple disorders have caused me to not have a normal life anymore. Getting out of bed, balance, vertigo, depression, anxiety, those thoughts that no one likes to speak of, pain at the slightest touch.... made my life difficult, and want to throw the towel in.
I was diagnosed with:
Fibromyalgia | Occipital Neuralgia | Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) | Cervical Spine Displacement | Raynaud’s | Ischemia | Chronic Migrain.
Most of the doctors I’ve seen have not been able to help me except for my Rheumatologist. I was referred to a Pain Management Specialist but no help was provided.
I have been matched with a labradoodle name Jake in January 2020 from Heeling House in Sterling, VA. Heeling House is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of children with special needs through the use of Animal-Assisted Interactions. They have agreed to work with me due to all my underlying conditions.
Jake will be trained in bracing during balance loss, deep pressure therapy, signaling for flareups, depression/anxiety/panic attacks, retrieve dropped objects, temperature regulations (mostly hands and feet), position change from sitting to standing, alert for episodes of rage, strong emotion or suic..
Please consider donating to help me pay for Jake's service dog training. Any small amount that would help me get the help I need since the medical system has been failing me over and over. I need Jake in my life. He's done so much for me already without official task training. I can't see my life without him in it.
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