Help Blanco Change Ilana's Life!

My name is Ilana, and Blanco is a Service Dog who will transform how I live my life. My family and I have saved for several years for a Service Dog, but we're not quite there yet.

After several years of suffering with crippling anxiety and chronic pain, I am absolutely sick of being sick. I just want a normal life. I want to be able to leave my house without the fear of a panic attack, leaving me feeling as though I can’t function. On days when the chronic pain is at its worst, breathing in too deeply is excruciating, and moving is not an option. 

Blanco will help me with that. As a Service Dog, he's being specially trained to recognize the signs of an impending panic attack -- things I'm not even conscious of doing -- and bring it to my attention. This will help distract me so I can regain control and avert an attack that could leave me fearful, disoriented, and exhausted. He can make space around me and lead me through crowded places, which I find incredibly stressful to navigate. He'll also perform Deep Pressure Therapy to combat my chronic pain. As a companion, he will help to keep my anxiety levels low and will be a new motivation to become more socially active. I will feel safer, more sure of myself and who I am.

To get Blanco will be to get my independence, which is truly priceless.
Anything you can contribute will help me get closer to living the full life everyone deserves. Please share with your friends and families.
Thank you!

Organizer and beneficiary

I Gunson
Jensen Beach, FL
April French

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