My name is Shelby King and I suffer from Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia, or POTs Sydndrome. Many of you probably don't know what this is, well let me explain a little bit! POTs is primarily a neurological disorder that shuts down the function of your autonaumic nervous system, which is the section of your brain that controls all of your involuntary actions. In short I do not have any control over my body temperature, blood pressure, blood sugar, heart rate, digestive track or hormone release. My body thinks it is fighting for my life all the time and works as though I am running a marathon.
One of the symptoms of POTs syndrome is syncope. So far in the past three months I have passed out four times and suffered from two concussions. My doctor strongly recomended that I get a service dog that can help me know when I am going to pass out, protect me when I fall, help me wake up, and help me get help when I do pass out. This is a very expensive process with cost of a dog, and the training. So I am asking for your help! Please help me be able to afford this dog becasue he could help save my life!
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