Amy Faulk's Service Dog Training

$8,070 of $24,500 goal

Raised by 216 people in 21 months
Thank you for helping raise funds for a service dog to help Amy Faulk. 

Amy is a 34 year old with a genetic blood clotting disorder and lymphedema. She had her first clot at age 16 and her first stroke at age 25. She continues to have mobility issues, and challenges with depth perception and memory. 

Amy recently lost her therapy cat, Charlie, to a brain tumor. 

Amy's doctors say she needs a therapy dog to be trained specifically for her medical needs. The service dog will be trained to: 
-be a companion
-retrieve dropped items to minimize falls
-pull emergency cords in Amy's apartment in the case of a fall or stroke 
-alert Amy of tripping hazards
-bark to alert others if a stroke or fall occurs in public
-allow Amy to remain independent and live on her own 

A Standard Poodle puppy has been chosen from a litter bred by Shiela Thomas of Coplar Creek Kennels. Shiela has a strong history of breeding quality service dogs. The puppy was selected specifically for Amy by trainer Krystal Ellingson of Speak Dog; Krystal is certified by Service Animal Registery of America and will personally train Amy's service dog . 

This fund will support the purchase of the service dog, the 10 months of intensive training, trainer evaluation,  veterinarian costs, and service dog certifications.

On behalf of Amy's family, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Amy is a sweet, wonderful, loving daughter and friend.  Amy is permanently disabled and on Social Security disability, but Medicare does not cover any costs of a service dog. This service dog will allow Amy to participate in our community, build her self-confidence, and live independently.
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Training is going very well! Jackson is learning many new ways to help Amy. We are down to the home stretch. Jackson is expected to be with Amy full time in late September. A big thank you to all who have helped raise money to support Amy in this effort. Because of all the fundraising we are down to the last $6,000-7,000 to meet the goal. Please pass this along-every little bit helps.
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Thank you all so much for your support! Words cannot express how grateful we are. GoFund Me has asked that I clarify that I am Amy's mother and that the funds from this account are disbursed to me. I then issue a check to the trainer in the amount (or more)that was disbursed. If anyone has any questions they may check with the trainer, Krystal Ellingson of Speak Dog Tri Cities. Their website is http://speakdogtricities.com
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Learn more about Krystal and Speak Dog at http://speakdogtricities.com/about/
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Trainer Krystal Ellingson , of Speak Dog Tri Cities, has been busy teaching Percy Jackson to pull emergency cords! He is working hard and learning many new things.
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Janice Gilbert Morrison
21 months ago
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I hope Amy will be able to get one of these puppies trained to assist her. I know it would be a blessing!

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Raised by 216 people in 21 months
Created August 10, 2016
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I hope Amy will be able to get one of these puppies trained to assist her. I know it would be a blessing!

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