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Epilepsy Service Dog for Mattie!

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, my name is Regina or (mommy) to Mattie.

Mattie has Sotos syndrome and has been through alot in her 6 years. She has endured multiple surgeries; with the most recent being open heart surgery, she has been our Warrior Princess through all of it! She has more surgeries ahead and she deals with alot. She has struggled with seizures her whole life and has also been diagnosed with epilepsy. However, even with medication for her epilepsy Mattie has still had seizures that have disrupted her life! Especially when she goes and and tries to have fun and do normal kid activities and gets excited to be a kid!!! So to help her with her independence and our peace of mind we are trying to get a service dog to help her as she grows and wants to get out and do more stuff a normal 6/7 year old should be able to do ...... with every other health issue she has; she really needs a break to be more of a "normal " kid......

SO after a ton of research and interviews with others with special needs kids and their families experiences, we looked in our area for a place that helps families start the long, expensive process of getting a seizure service dog : we applied and we're accepted into a program for Mattie .....

Now for the real work to begin.... tons more paperwork, working with doctors and... finding the money to make this happen for Mattie! ...... we invite you to follow our journey as we need all the support we can get! To be continued .......

Cost of an Trained Certified Seizure alert and response dog
$25,000 total to be pid to Appalachin Dog Training in Asheville NC in 4 installments over 12 months with (Sunshine) Matties dog to come home in January 2024.

1st installment due April 15 th 2024 of $6250
2nd installment due July 1st 2024 of $6250
3rd installment due October 1st 2024 $6250
4th installment due January 1st 2025 $6250

We have raised $ 2070 as of April 6th 2024 with go fundme and private donations.



  • Mary Schreck
    • $50 
    • 11 d
  • Chris Surprenant
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Liz Dawson
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
  • Yara Reyna
    • $5 
    • 2 mos
  • Alisha Hinson
    • $5 
    • 2 mos


Regina Kralik
Balsam Grove, NC

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