Emotional therapy dog for Mackenzie

11 months ago, our large family embarked on a mission to save a teenage child from the Foster Care. It had has been a long journey. Unfortunetly during this journey, I watched my happiest daughter Mackenzie deteriate into a sad, intreverted, anxious, panic attacked stricken woman. During this time I also was heart broken to watch my wife being destroyed as well for trying to help a teenager in need. I felt like Superman trying to help those in need, and at the same time the Foster Care system decided to attack those around me to get to me. Because of the State not doing what they were legally supposed to be doing,  they wrecked my daughter, my wife, my family, our child we were trying to adopt, and yes my finances.  My wife was forced to quit her job and we were left on our own to pay for outside services the state supposedly didn't offer. The medical bills for Mackenzie became my priority.
                My daughter Mackenzie was getting so bad, we had to put her into major counseling.  She can't be around friends or family too long without having major panic attacks. It is so hard to watch and hear from her friends that they don't recognize her anymore. The counselor recommended a therapy dog on top of the counseling since she seems to have an attachment to animals. Both her and I have done extensive research, and just doing the research for a therapy dog, has started the healing process. Unfortunetly, since the State neglected their responsibilites, my finances have been depleted and has left me defeated that I can no longer help my daughter. I was hesitant to start a Go fund Me page. My heart broke when I saw my daughter put a post on her Facebook page yesterday stating she would work for $2.00 and hour to raise the funds to help her self.
        These funds will help pay for the dog she has narrowed it down to, as well as help pay for her medical bills and possibly if we raise enough to train the dog. The State took our son from us yesterday and lied about were they put him. I took the last funds I had and bought a phone and a tablet take with him. As the State shut the door they stated where he is going he won't be able to use a phone or electronics. I checked the phone activity and they put him somewhere where he can't use electronic devises to punish him for telling the attorney general of NJ they weren't legally doing their job. Mackenzie is even more upset now, so anything to get this dog will hopefully give me a portion of my lovely daughter back.  It is heart wrenching to see your love one deteriorate.  I am getting desperate as she is continually spiralling downward.  The State cost us about a $25,000 loss for the year so any smal contribution would greatly appreciated.
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Organizer

Joseph Raab 
Organizer
Burlington, NJ
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