Hello, I’m Paige Rice. I have always loved animals and used animals as emotional support. I have recently developed Von Willebrand Disease, which is a blood clotting disorder. If I was to get in an accident, I would quickly lose blood. Due to this condition I am also anemic, making me prone to fainting. I also deal with extreme anxiety and mild depression. Animals are always something I go to in times of an episode. As I get older and go to college and enter the workforce, I will be more independent. This is scary for me and my family. If I was alone and got in an accident it would be difficult for me to get help. A properly trained service dog would be able to help alert others and myself (if i didn’t notice blood) in an accident situation. In stressful public situations a dog would help reduce my anxiety. A dog would also help bring me down from panic/anxiety attacks. My doctors think a service dog would be really beneficial to me. The only problem is the cost. service dog and service dog training is very expensive. that’s why this gofundme was started, to help raise funds to get and train a service dog. thank you.
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