Seizure Response Service Animal

I am raising $10,000, in order to train a Seizure Response service dog for myself. I have Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizure or PNES for short. I have has this particular type of seizures for almost 4 years now. PNES are psychological seizures that are caused by stress and emotions. Those who do have PNES, usually suffer from a trauma, that typically leads to depression, anxiety, and/or PTSD. These differ from Epilepsy due to there being a disruption in the brain’s electrical activity. I highly recommend, those who are curious about PNES to read “ Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizure: A Guide ” by Lorna Myers. Below are links to more readings.
PNES Information 
PNES Report 

A Service dog is a trained dog that does specific task(s) for its owner who is disabled, in some form. These types of dogs are protected under the ADA to ensure that the owner is safe and accommodated. A Seizure Response dog is to aid their owner in case of having a seizure. The task vary but its main task is to ensure their owner’s safety while seizing.
Seizure Response Dogs 

Having a seizure response dog would help me feel more secure without needing someone to follow me or being scared of someone never finding me during a seizure. I would have the ability to be independent, well somewhat independent. Not only will it be able to help me feel secure and safe, but also be a huge help on my down days. Down days are when I am inoperable and/or bedridden for a day or two. These are days when I am immobile due to weakness from my seizures or as a warning to slow down. This is where the service dog is most helpful, I would be able to depend on my dog to help me get dress, get water, food, and much more. I wouldn’t need to rely on others to be with me, which allows me to have comfort and company without the talking part. Most days this is what I need, which makes a dog the perfect match.

I know the costs will more expensive, but I believe that this is a good starting point. This amount will cover purchasing a puppy and the necessities, training, service dog training and essentials, Vet bills, and a tracking device as a sos to keep on my person. I know God is moving and creating doors for me to open and I stand on that. With all this being said, may I ask for your help in reaching my goal of $10,000 to get a Seizure Response Service dog?
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