Beth in Need of Service Dog

Hi Guys! I need to ask a favor. My best friend could really use our help in paying for a service dog. Her name is Beth, and she is super tough. She has a genetic disease called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome that makes her joints dislocate and causes her quite a bit of pain. I have watched her dislocate her knees, and then re-learn how to walk after two life-changing surgeries. Still, EDS is something she will live with for the rest of her life, and as she gets older it will only cause more pain and make it harder to reach her dream of being a civil rights lawyer. 
I also watched Beth mourn the loss of two of her life-long furbabbies, Maggie a black lab, and Midnight an all-black cat.

Midnight passed away on April 6th, 2017, then Maggie passed away on April 21st, 2017. (pictures below) 
In the last two years, Beth has also moved 8 times, Volunteered around 300 hours, almost lost a close friend due to a brain tumor, and spent months in physical therapy. 
After all of that, who wouldn't need a little support?? 
Her therapist agrees, that a corgi dog from a reputable breeder who would be small enough for her to manage and unlikely to have serious health issues would be a great option to help her manage her pain from her EDS, as well as her anxiety and depression. 
Beth has already found a breeder, budgeted for basic care (including pet health insurance), and even picked out names! She has gotten a second job to help pay the costs of the puppy itself, but the training costs will be around $4,000 when everything is said and done. 
In the meantime, Beth will be putting a deposit on her puppy soon, and when she does I will update some photos of her sweet girl!

I hope you will help me keep this woman working toward making the world a better place, by making her world a little easier to manage.


Midnight
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Maggie 
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*Both were raised together and passed away of old age. 



28473328_15213483740_r.jpegRecovery photo from her second surgery. 




28473328_15213484310_r.jpegBeth (on the left) Volunteering at the Living Desert Zoo Camp in Carlsbad, NM while still spending 3 hrs a week in physical therapy, and using crutches. 



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X-Rays of one of Beth's knees after and before her surgeries.

Donations

  • Carla Stoltman  
    • $50 
    • 33 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 
    • 33 mos
  • Arlene Garcia 
    • $5 
    • 34 mos
  • Carey Box  
    • $75 
    • 34 mos
  • Martha Chapman 
    • $500 
    • 34 mos
See all

Organizer

Kristen Harrison 
Organizer
Albuquerque, NM
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