Friends of Trooper

This campaign is about hope. It is just me and my boy, together trying to build a little business and make a life together. We have had an uphill battle. Trooper has cerebellar hypoplasia, with blindness and intestinal complications. I take care of him before all else and hos care is complicated. This past year has resulted in vet bills beyond our reach.

I have ehlers danlos syndrome, which makes regulat jobs very difficult to find and maintain. What we want is independence... self-sufficiency. It is extremely hard  to set up this campaign. We need help to keep troop’s vet care covered, his medical supplies and to let us build a bridge on which to stand on own our.

I am an artist and very tenacious so we started our original designs business with literally nothing except hope. We got some business training and a small loan to get started but my father passed away  before we even opened.  That really made it hard on all levels.

We had an amazing launch but to make this into something that can provide for us, we need to ask for help. We have a bunch of designs and are working on partnerships and new avenues. But we won’t make it that far without help. The money we had went to vet bills and just keeping us afloat. We need to keep Troop’s care foremost and we need to get licensing, equipment and marketing to push this to where we can be ok on our own. There are lots of exciting things full of potential happening but we are walking such a thin line that it makes mama physically ill due to her EDS and anxiety. Our recent horror story at the vet from hell cost us hundreds beyond what we expected... it pushed the business needs further behind.

We will leave the campaign open and we set the limit lower than we really need. This is basically asking our community to support us in turning life around.  We are asking you to hope with us and help us turn that hope into a viable business.
  • Julie Black 
    • $50 
    • 28 mos
  • Marnie Ferraro 
    • $80 
    • 28 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 30 mos
  • Toni D'ambrosio 
    • $100 
    • 30 mos
  • Laura Traitouros 
    • $100 
    • 30 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Julie Black 
Halifax, NS
Bonita Hatcher 
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