Epilepsy service dog

My name is Zachary Charalampous. I graduated this year from high school, was on the swim team, in the international club, a trainer for the sports teams, the president for HOSA, and was an ambassador for the Health and Science Academy. I am now nineteen and a freshman in college. I have been living with epilepsy since the first grade. I have had 4 brain surgeries, a brain implant, a chest implant, and I take over 1000mg of industrial medication every day. I only have seizures while I'm asleep. The past week I have had them while awake, and this is not normal. The last time I had seizures while awake was when I was younger, but we got them under control. I started having them again while awake for about a week now. I have had several episodes. I have had a seizure in my college class, at work, and at home, all where I could have used assistance. This past Saturday, I was walking up the stairs, had a seizure, and fell backward, hitting the back of my head on the concrete.
Now my seizures are becoming more frequent. I now have to have eyes watching me at all times to make sure I am safe. After much consideration, I have come to the point in my life where I need a service dog. A service dog will help me to continue to live a normal as can be life such as continue going to college, being out in public, continue going to work, or whenever I am alone. A service dog can range anywhere from $15,000 - $40,000. For the people that know about me and my situation and have prayed for me, I am very, very thankful and beyond blessed. I am asking for support in helping me find and obtain a service dog that will allow me to continue living a normal as can be life. To everyone that has been on my journey with me, and continues to pray over me and support me, Thank You from the bottom of my heart.51336874_1600838671439715_r.jpeg

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  • Jennifer Wheeler 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Tanya Johnson 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Joshua Lesher 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Evelyn Yepez-Vera 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Ray White 
    • $25 
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Fundraising team: Glitch (2)

Zachary Charalampous 
Organizer
Raised $1,300 from 9 donations
Baytown, TX
Marilynn Mijangos 
Team member
Raised $824 from 13 donations
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