My name is Zac, and I’m 8 years old and I currently am in grade 2. I love school, I love my friends and I love my family. I however struggle sometimes in life because I suffer from something called Henoch-schonlein Purpura. If I get bitten by an insect (any kind) whether it be day or night - anytime of the year, all my joints swell up, my blood vessels get inflamed and I cannot move, which causes me a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety. There is no cure for this and my body triggers the disease and it treats the disease, so it’s all just a waiting game . When this happens, the only thing that helps is small doses of antihistamines, and prescription medication to deal with the pain. I also suffer from a great deal of anxiety, especially in new places, my teachers are very good at school with me and really help me out, but in many other situations, I tend to feel nervous and don’t like to get involved as much. I also suffer from a slight speech delay, and I get very nervous and feel very afraid when I try to explain a situation to someone but they don’t understand me, I feel very sick and it’s hard not to have people know what I’m trying to say, even though I try my hardest. My family are trying to help me out and get me a companion dog which would help me deal with anxiety and also help me not to feel nervous or stressed when I cannot move due to the HSP that I have, but the type of dog they need is a very special dog and therefore it’s quite a big cost for my family. Can you help my family get me the special dog that I need ? It would mean so much to me and so much to my family.