Getting a peanut sniffing dog for my sis

$610 of $15k goal

Raised by 11 people in 27 months
Elijah Ketchersid   RENO, NV
Hi, I am Elijah and I am thirteen.The reason why I am on here is because my sister Abigail has a Anaphylactic peanut allergy, When she was about 2 years old we gave her some peanut butter to see if she liked it, she loved it and smiled but about five seconds later she reacted. She started getting Rashes and Hives all over her body, and had a hard time breathing. We rushed her to the Emergency room and luckily they saved her life.

They said she had a Anaphylactic peanut allergy and if she tasted just a little bit she could die. When she was about 7 years old they tested her again to see if she had out grown it, but this time they poked her with a needle on her back , then she got a huge bump on her back and the allergist gave her benadryl and my family had to wait in the waiting room for hours so that way the allergist could watch her closely, she then called us and said that she has a Anaphylactic peanut and tree nut allergy allergy.

When that happened my sister could no longer be a ordinary girl anymore. She could not go to stores, parks, or even to school without being very careful. We have to homeschool her because there is large chance that she would get in contact with a peanut And or tree nut. She can't be around the dust from them or the oils. If she does she can die. When she goes to the park or the store she has to wear gloves, long sleeve clothes, and tennis shoes everywhere. When we get home she has to sanitize her hands, wash her clothes, and take a bath.

 If you could help me and my parents raise money so my sister can get a peanut sniffing dog and try to live like a ordinary girl that would mean the whole world to me because she's family, and family comes first.

We have done the research and know that for sure we are going with http://www.peanutsniffingdog.com/ . You can check out their website and even call if you have any questions. If you have any questions for us you can email me at Elijahketchersid@yahoo.com.

 Please pass this on to your friends and thank you for your help and prayers.
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Update 9
12 months ago
This dog will help my sister be able to go to public High School and not be home schooled.
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Update 8
12 months ago
Hi guys, just a reminder that this is a severe issue. We are still trying to get her dog before she turns 14, she is currently 11! Please share and tell your friends! Every bit helps.
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Update 7
21 months ago
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thanks to those who have donated to Abigail, we are still raising money for her, if you have any question about Abigail please contact us :)

elijahketchersid@yahoo.com

Please tell your friends!
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Update 6
26 months ago
I just wanted to show the link to the KOLO 8 news video incase you want to see it again, the link to the video is: http://www.kolotv.com/video?videoid=2840912 thank you all for viewing this!
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Onyx Knight
27 months ago
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Elijah....I love you guys so much. I have shared it on all three of my facebook pages. I will do everything that I can. I think its really sweet that your doing this for your sister. It reminds me of the lengths I would go to for your dad as well. I hope that the money gets raised for her. :) Hugs to all

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$610 of $15k goal

Raised by 11 people in 27 months
Created May 9, 2014
Elijah Ketchersid     RENO, NV
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Anonymous
8 months ago
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$20
Anonymous
11 months ago
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$100
Kim Ahlstrom
18 months ago
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From Kim and Dustin Ahlstrom Hope this helps your in our prayers God bless you and hope you reach your goal soon.

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Anonymous
25 months ago
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JG
$150
John Goodman
26 months ago
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Elijah -- what you're doing for your sister is awesome -- very proud of you! Way to go, buddy -- good luck! (and give your mom a hug for me!) Love, cousin John and family

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BW
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Bambi Wood
27 months ago
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I was very touched by your story - I hope your family ends up with a service dog :-)

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Anonymous
27 months ago
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TB
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Tanner Babcock
27 months ago
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When I heard your story & problem, I started to tear up. I want to send a fairly large amount to help you get started, for the cause. I, too, have a severe peanut/tree nut allergy & I don't think anyone should suffer from that. Good luck & God bless!

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Anonymous
27 months ago
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JG
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Jean Gage
27 months ago
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Great story Katherine Van. We're happy to help.

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Onyx Knight
27 months ago
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Elijah....I love you guys so much. I have shared it on all three of my facebook pages. I will do everything that I can. I think its really sweet that your doing this for your sister. It reminds me of the lengths I would go to for your dad as well. I hope that the money gets raised for her. :) Hugs to all

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