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Defense For Dominic

$4,575 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 59 people in 10 months
My lifelong friend is facing a tragedy right now. Her only son; Dominic who is 22, was recently diagnosed with ALS/ Lou Gehrig's Disease. This terminal illness is rare with only 20,000 US cases per year on top of that, Dominic has Familial ALS which is even more rare, 5% of ALS cases are familial. This form of ALS is a fast progressing version. His mother/ sole caregiver is currently between jobs and this terminal illness is very expensive. Their family needs financial help with the following; handicap accessible housing, help and in home care, wheelchairs, travel expenses to doctor appointments and such, Voice and message banking, guardianship fees and the list goes on. Some of these are covered by the state but the wait list does not fit the need for urgency of these items and he is rapidly progressing. Dominic would also greatly benefit from a service dog. This dog will help give light to his situation and act as a friend and supporter as well as providing service and help to Dominic through this unimaginable time. Qualified/certified service dogs can cost between 10,000-20,000 dollars.  The smallest donations will make a substantial impact for them.  Thank you for taking the time to read Dominic's story. ❤️
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Dom got to visit with this beautiful service dog at his last clinic visit to UofM. Anna is her name and she made his day! This guy needs a service dog, not only to help him with certain things but he desperately needs the companionship and a best friend. Please consider helping us get him the dog he wants and needs.
Thank you!
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We are blessed. Dom was able to qualify for housing so we moved just over a week ago. We moved to a small apartment In Monroe that is all our own. It is homey and warm and just what we need to give my parents and ourselves some space. It’s amazing that we were able to get housing when there is usually a 2 year (or longer) wait all across Michigan. It is wheelchair accessible and also has a roll-in shower to make bathing much, much safer. It took a lot of money and effort on short notice but I was able to make it happen with generous donation funds!
Thank you!
Joy
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Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for your donations so far ❤️ Please continue sharing Dominic’s story. We will continue to hope and pray for a cure.
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Monetary donations are extremely important right now due to this 5 month waiting period Dominic is in to receive disability benefits.
Thank you for your consideration to donate if you haven’t already. I encourage you to watch this short clip.
https://alsadotorg.wordpress.com/2018/09/11/guest-post-we-dont-have-five-months-to-wait/
Dominic has the same type of ALS (familial).
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Raised by 59 people in 10 months
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CK
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Cathy Knight
17 days ago
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$200
Sherlyn Houk
3 months ago
$100
Dale Murton
3 months ago
SM
$100
Stan Milanowski
3 months ago
SV
$25
Sarah Vlietstra
3 months ago
$25
Kelly Vruggink
3 months ago
$25
Anonymous
3 months ago
$25
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3 months ago
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