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On June 5th, 2020 I finally received my diagnosis - I have been struggling with my health for over 3 years now and was constantly being ignored by my doctors (medical bias is real ya'll and I was "too young" to be sick -- "probably just stressed out" -- or "needed to lose weight", etc... ). In January I decided to switch doctors (again) because my concerns weren't being heard. This time I found a young female doctor and she took me seriously - I told her I was at the end of my rope, because I was, and she listened. I now not only have my diagnosis of ANCA Vasculitis, an auto-immune disorder that has been causing a majority of my symptoms but I also have a diagnosis of a Fructose & Lactose intolerance and am getting genetic testing done for a suspected genetic disorder. In the last 5 years I've been married, abused, separated, divorced, had to move across the country twice, lost my job due to health reasons, lost my emotional support animal Biene who passed away from cancer, lost my cat Aunna who passed away from Kidney disease, have struggled with this disease, with isolation, loneliness, depression, anxiety, finances, feeling like a burden and so much more... I know I'm sadly not alone here - many are struggling these days with similar stories. I have wanted to give up many, many times but I can't - one of the main things that kept me going were my pets, especially Biene as my emotional support animal. Losing her in December 2019 and then losing Aunna 7 months later has been devastating. While I still have Benny (my puggo) at home, who I love to pieces, it isn't the same. Biene was able to calm me when I had anxiety attacks, she kept me active and gave me a purpose. Benny gives me love - which I so appreciate - but he's a rather large couch potato.
Now that I have an incurable, life long disease I am hoping to get a service dog. Service dogs save lives, they provide immeasurable support. Since I have some experience with dog training I will be picking out a dog myself and training this dog with the help of a professional - this is the most cost effective way to do this since a pre-trained service dog can cost up to 20,000.00 euro. I only need 2,500 euro now to get my dog and begin training. I hope you will consider helping me - I know there are many worthy causes out there - this is no joke - a service dog can literally save my life.
Thank you <3
Lots of Love from me & Benny.
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