My hope is that I can get a psychiatric service dog who is trained specifically to help me and can give me the independence that I so desperately want, but can’t imagine having on my own. These dogs are trained to do many tasks, including sensing and de-escalating a panic attack (often before it even starts), deep pressure therapy, stopping self-harming behaviors, and providing a barrier between myself and others in crowds. Each of these tasks will provide me with the support and confidence I need to become my own person, unhindered by anxiety. A service dog would also be a constant companion for me, meaning I would never be alone when things get tough.
Unfortunately, service dogs are very expensive, and the cost of getting one is the only thing stopping me from moving forward with the process. The cost for a fully trained and certified service dog is over $22,000 and this is where I need your help…
Even the smallest donations help, and every penny I receive will go towards paying for my service dog. I am eternally grateful for every donation, and if you can’t donate, I ask that you share my story with your friends and family to help get the word out.
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