About 15 years ago, our family received horrible news when Jo Anne was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. At first she was diagnosed with Secondary Progressive MS and then later, even worse, diagnosed with the far more serious Primary Progressive MS. Needless to say our lives were forever changed. Over the years Jo Anne has battled, so bravely, this debilitating disease, all the while getting worse. Recently, Jo Anne's quality of life has diminished in that her general mobility, lack of balance and muscle spasms have caused falls, sometimes resulting in further injury.
Our MS counselors have offered hope, however, in suggesting a Service Dog. A service dog would help her along with trivial daily tasks, which for Jo Anne are almost impossible. Movements that many people take for granted, like getting out of bed, getting dressed, and event bathing are no small task for anyone with MS; a Service Dog would be able to assist in these tasks and much more, giving Jo Anne a big boost in self esteem and joy.
Jo Anne has always lived for our family and friends always offering to lend a hand in times of need. She has worked and raised four beautiful strong children and has been blessed with eight grandchildren. So it is time that we be the ones to give her that helping hand.
Service dogs are incredibly expensive and come with a very long application and waiting period. On behalf of the entire Munsell family we would kindly ask for for any consideration in sharing/donating your tax deductible gift through this GoFundMe page.
We would like to thank everyone in advance for your gift and prayers. We also would like to enlist and encourage you to help by spreading the word on your own social media sites.
All contributions over our fund raising goal will be donated to the National MS Society
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* For more information on Service Dogs Training for MS, please visit: http://pawstrainingcenters.com/types-dog-training/service-dog-training/
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