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Molly’s Service Dog
Molly is an 18 year old young lady who loves music, dancing, family, animals and a good joke. She’s a busy girl who loves to plan a party. Molly’s highlight this year was attending her graduation ceremony and prom with her peers. Molly has Down syndrome and is diagnosed with social anxiety. She has come through so much in her life already. At 4 months old, Molly had heart surgery and worked hard to thrive. In 2015, Molly had rods implanted into her back and she persevered a long recovery and is back to her busy, healthy self.She longs for more independence but needs constant support. Molly has always related well to animals and we believe a Service dog would be a great help in giving Molly the opportunity for this independence as she transitions into adulthood. (read more about Molly…)
A New Leash On Life – Service Dog for Rhonda
“Trauma, if it doesn’t destroy us, wakes us up both to our own relational capacities and to the suffering of others. Not only does it make us hurt, it makes us more human, caring, and wise.” — Mark Epstein.
Hi, my name is Rhonda. I’m an ordained Christian minister and a trauma therapist. I’ve also suffered with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD) for over 50 years. It is very difficult and delicate for me to share my story in public. I know that it can be distressing for people to read. I’ve included more info and a video on PTSD at the bottom of this page. I’ll focus here on some of the ways it has personally affected me and how my service dog will help. (read more about Rhonda...)
Service Dog for Lily
Lily Grace is inquisitive and gregarious. She is also autistic, suffers from debilitating anxiety and has tremendous difficulty with sensory input (specifically auditory). Lily’s anxiety and dis-regulation has worsened over time. The child who used to go to parks, school, family outings and grocery shopping now rarely leaves her house. She speaks daily of her desire to go to the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, swimming at the public pool, riding her (adapted) bike, or going to the movies. (read more about Lily…)
A Multi-purpose dog needed for my Zebra Trissanna
My story is about my beautiful Zebra Trissanna.
Trissanna was born in 2001 with a rare syndrome called EDS (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome). By the age of 2 she started showing signs of EDS. It wasn’t until the age of 9 she was finally diagnosed with 2 types, type 1 Classical and type 3 Hypermobility. As she gets older her EDS worsens. She will have good days and bad days. There are new symptoms showing up all the time. Trissanna is a strong willed person. She tries not to let her EDS get in the way.
I’m very proud of my daughter, how she pushes through every day. I wish I could be as strong as her sometimes. She is my hero. Its been a long and rocky road. Trissanna is being monitored by lots of doctors. We go to Children’s hospital a lot, thankfully she hasn’t been hospitalized. We see all kinds of specialists because EDS has so many symptoms (read more)