Hi everyone my sister Anabelle encourage me to sign up here, she is doing a raffle to help my family thru some tough times but since not everyone can enter the raffle if you wish to help you can do it thru here...here is a little of our story, my husband James has been paralyzed since June of 2011 it was spontaneous bleeding of his spine he was healthy at 37 and overnight our lives had changed, we have been staying strong and trying to reestablish our lives as best we can, I have been working Part time, I'm his caregiver and we have 2 daughters, James has been so strong and pushing himself to be more independent, we want to get him a helper dog so he can do more stuff and I can start working a full time job since we can not afford for me to keep working part time, I'm in the process of getting a full time job and our life seemed to be getting back in track until this past Friday he had a minor surgery to install a pain and spasm pump machine so he could be more active, surgery went well they sent us home Saturday morning and by Saturday night he was running a fever, Sunday morning I took him back to the hospital and he has been in ICU since then, they can't find what's wrong with him, he has an infection but haven't figured out where. So now I'm with him not able to work, had to stop my job hiring process for now because the most important thing is to get James healthy again and I'm sure will come out stronger as we have been for the last 3.5yrs......He will need a service dog more than ever and I will need to get back in track with working to keep my family going, of course right now we need money to pay bills and everything related to keep our family afloat. With all my heart I thank you if you can help me and my family in our road to recovery. God bless you all.
- Deborah Stewart
- deborah Gallaro