Service dog

I've been suffering from PTSD, depression and anxiety  since about 3 years now, it started because I was severely bullied in school. I have been in therapy since roughly 4 years and I have also went to a mental hospital because of PTSD and being suicidal.

Daily things, which are just normal for other people, can be very hard for me. Many times I'm struggling with the easiest things from getting out of bed to eating properly....  There were many situations, where I've come to the point of giving up all hope - because all I want is just being "normal". 

So about 4 weeks ago, we started to get all the information of a service dog. Since yesterday it is certain that I'm going to have a service dog. I can't even remember when I was so happy before.

Getting a service dog means the world to me: I am 16 years old, I've been through bad depression. But I want to be able to live a "normal" life; I want to get an apprenticeship - go to work, going to school, earn my own money. I want to stand on my own feet financially and not be dependent on government or institutions. I could manage all this, with the assistance of my service dog - he would be with me all the time. Helping me out in stressful situations or when the pressure is raising.
But he could do even more, despite of giving me hope and strength again; there is a long list of skills this dog has to attend; from automatically waking me up from nightmares, to getting me out of crowded areas when my anxiety overtakes and many others. This is my chance to truly live for once.

I've already chosen my puppy but I know that without financial help I wont be able to make my dream come true of having a fellow fee-line friend by my side. Normally an already trained service dog costs up to 30'000. But I will be training mine with a special organization and with the help from my mom which will save us loads of money.

I know that this might not seem that bad to you or maybe you've seen worse or people that are more in need than me but please, consider helping me, because this is my one way ticket to happiness :)

Thank you so much for reading my story and maybe even helping out.

Mailin Grob

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  • Anonymous 
    • CHF50 
    • 1 mo

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Mailin Grob 
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Sargans, SG, Switzerland
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