Help Me Get My Medical Alert Service Dog

$310 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 13 people in 38 months
SirMaxon Eidas  CANBY, OR
In April of 2013, my current service dog was attacked by another dog. I've tried working with him for several months on his severe nervousness around other dogs with multiple service dog trainers, to no avail. I have finally faced the facts that Sir is no longer emotionally stable for service dog work, leaving me with no service dog, and no partner.

I have Hypounawareness, meaning when I have low blood sugars (which I frequently do), my body does not give off signals and it can place me in dangerous situations. I have ended up in the ER many times because I have lost consciousness and hurt myself badly.


That's where Bailey comes in.


Bailey is a 9 month old Papillon who is being privately trained by several amazing individuals to be trained to detect and alert me to my blood sugar dropping. This means that I will be able to correct my sugars before I end up losing consciousness or having a seizure, and he will be able to respond as well - meaning if I did have a medical emergency, he would be able to get help for me.


The $7,500 is quite a lot to ask for, I know. But I can guarantee that the money is going to be used well. $5,000 is going back to his trainers because all of the work they've put into him, between training aspects and the costs of Bailey himself, being a pure-bred Papillon who is to be neutered and will be up-to-date on all of his shots, are quite expensive. Service dogs tend to range from $15,000 and up, so to get a Starter Service dog at only $5,000 is an amazing deal. The other $2,500 will go towards my travel costs to fly out there for team training in September, and to fly back out one more time in January for the official follow up, where we will take the PAT (Public Access Test). I live in Oregon and Bailey and his trainers reside in Florida, so round-trip tickets tend to be nearly $1,000. Yikes.


I'm a 17 year old college student who is really looking forward to being able to start school in the fall, but I cannot do so if I don't have a service dog with me to be able to watch over me and keep me safe.






Our last day together before I had to leave back to Oregon. ):








Bailey checking on me after alerting to a low.
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Update 11
37 months ago

The boys! Bailey (Diabetic Alert Dog in-training) and Milo (Hearing Alert Dog) waiting for the Trolley after a busy day filled with Media interviews and team training!
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Update 10
37 months ago

I MADE IT TO FLORIDA!!!!! Let the team training commence..
Reunited..
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Update 9
37 months ago

FLORIDA TOMORROW. WOW!!!
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Update 8
37 months ago

Please continue to help out. 10 days until Florida! I was able to raise the money for the tickets from my birthday, now I need to finish raising $500 for his deposit!
Bailey isn't afraid of carts!
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$310 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 13 people in 38 months
Created August 1, 2013
$25
Melanie Marmurek
36 months ago

Saydee, I hope you raise the money you need to get Bailey home with you. Be well. Stay strong.

JS
$20
Julie Smith
37 months ago
SO
$30
sonja ohldag
37 months ago

may he keep you safe

AN
$100
Allan Nielson
37 months ago
SP
$10
Shelley Parker
37 months ago
CR
$25
Colt Rosensweig
38 months ago

Speak and your CC bill will appear in the inbox, lol!! Hugs to you, Sir and Bailey!

RL
$20
Rhonda Ljunggren
38 months ago

Good luck to you and Bailey! Papillons are fantastic little dogs, smart as a whip! Best wishes from Canada. Surf dog Ricochet shared your link!

$10
Catherine Wilson
38 months ago

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$10
Tiffany Ball
38 months ago
$30
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38 months ago
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