Service Dog for Mackenzie

My name is Niki and I'm here to try to help a "sister" out. I “met” Danielle while we were both going through IVF. I was soo excited when she was blessed with twins as I lost my chances of getting lucky. We have stayed friends and I have been there watching the twins grow from an embryo. Mckenzie came into this world in a rough way but she was 100% meant to be.

Kenzie is now 2 years old, 10 surgery's 9 of which are brain surgery. Has CP Hydrocephalus chronic lung disease ROP BPD and pulmonary hypertension. She is gtube feed and has major sensory disorder. She does therapy 4 days a week and is making great improvements. Her dog will be named prince because every princess needs her prince. He will be trained to seek help if and when she is in respiratory destress. Prince will be trained to look out for alarms and train for seizures and will be train to cuddle on cure to calm her down when she gets sensory overloaded to keep her from self-harming herself. Right now when Mckenzie gets stress she will bite or scratch and drawl blood. Mckenzie has been in and out of there hospital she whole life and with every admission her PTSD gets worse. Her blood pressure increases just by walking through the doors. She has had more IVs MRIs CTs and procedures then most adults and still her to smile and brightens everybody's days. This service dog will mean the world to her and help her in life and will give her comfort and protector her wherever she may be.

Danielle told me that Mckenzie got approved for a service dog. Which is sooo amazing!! … Now they just have to pay for Princes training.



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    • $1,000 (Offline)
    • 36 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Niki Szybowicz-Pizza 
Hoffman Estates, IL
danielle Hill 
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