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Please help Räif raise $ for his new service dog

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Hi, my name is Räif, I just lost my service dog Snoopy. I'm a 911 survivor and I'm trying to raise money to pay for and maintain my new service dog. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

UPDATE: THANK YOUR ALL SO TREMENDOUSLY FOR HELPING ME ACHIEVE MY GOAL. I can't wait to share on video the new love and lifesaver in my life. Once my journey is started, I would hope that everyone tuned in for the videos of my journey? There's no way I could've dreamed a better life as the one you all afforded me with? Please, if you can, keep helping by donating. The first year would be the most challenging. I'd appreciate more funding if possible? Feel free to stop me on the streets just to get the hug that so many of your deserve. Keep helping and I hope to be a worthy person that your all helped. -Räif

Ok. I feel like now is my time to chime in. My name is Rob Price, I am a close friend of Räif, he lives in the building next to mine and I am honored that Räif asked me to help set up this gofundme & I don't deserve any sort of credit towards whatever it achieves. The outpouring of love towards this cause is one million percent because Räif is the most genuine kindest soul you will ever meet. We initially set up this fundraiser with a 25K goal but when it didn't pick up much traction in the first week we lowered it to 15K because that was the minimal amount needed to acquire the dog. That includes the price of the animal, transportation to and from the different breeders, (the dog must choose Räif, not vice versa), hotel rooms, puppy supplies, microchipping, vet visits, etc..... Räif also still has outstanding medical bills from when Snoopy got sick and passed away a couple of months ago.
Now that he has the means to get his service dog (he is thinking late February so that he can start the training in the nice spring weather) we are raising the goal to 60K. This may seem high but it is a very modest quote to cover the initial training and then maintenance for the lifespan of the dog. Just the training will be upwards of 40K, and there is no guarantee that the dog will pass the tests to become a registered service animal in the end. Then it's back to square one. Räif also wants to document the entire process (getting the dog, training the dog, and then just the everyday life of him and his new service dog -who he is naming Woodstock) on video to share with the world. For that he is going to need a computer, a couple GoPro's, and a bunch of mounts and other accessories. He wants to post daily videos of the adventures of Räif and Woodstock. I'm not sure yet if this is going to be a Tic-Toc thing or what... I need to ask around to find out what would be the best way to get this content to the most people, I am not very involved with social media.



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Räif Brown
Brooklyn, NY

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