Hello, my name is Shana  and I suffer from anxiety, deep depression and PTSD.  For most my life I blocked out the fact that I'd been molested from the ages of five to ten, and raped at twelve.  I tucked it all into the back of my mind and pretended it never happened.  Unfortunately, the brain doesn't always cooperate.  Since it's all "reappeared" I've been hospitalized six times, and though I see both a Therapist and a Psychiatrist regularly, I still suffer from severe nightmares, etc.  My anxiety, even with medication, will not allow me to go anywhere alone, even the grocery store.  And the worst?   I've had to medically retire at age 41.

I so want to be independent once more!  With your help, a service dog would allow me to get out in the world again.


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Shana Schwer 
Garden Grove, CA
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