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Seizure Alert Dog Fundraiser

$2,125 of $21,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 11 months
Created September 8, 2017
Laura Golden is a 19 year old college student with intractable epilepsy. With seizures starting at age 10, Laura has worked hard to live with unexpected and unpredictable seizures. At age 16, Laura had surgery to remove the affected portion of the brain. With some success immediately following the surgery, the surgery was ultimately unsuccessful in eliminating the affected part of the brain.

The type of Epilepsy Laura has is untreatable and is only managed with medicine- which only prevents the seizures from happening more often.

In June, Laura found Service Dogs for Independence in Tucson, Arizona and decided she would like to have a seizure alert dog so she is able to anticipate the seizures minutes before they happen. This seizure alert dog will allow her to live independently, continue classes, and live a more confident life where her seizures are anticipated.

Service Dogs for Independence spends one full year training a dog specifically for Laura and exclusively works with rescue dogs. In July, Service Dogs for Independence adopted a pit mastiff mix that was 3 months old and will be specifically trained to anticipate Laura's seizures and alert her before they occur so she does not fall or can get to a safe space before the seizure. Laura has named her dog, Bruno. This training costs approximately $16,000.00 as the training will take one year. Laura will also travel approximately 4 to 5 times to spend time with Bruno so they can connect and become familiar with one another.

Bruno will be who helps Laura live a full and independent life, and we would love your help in making that happen.

While this part of Laura's journey is new for our family, her epilepsy is not. We believe Bruno is the answer to Laura being able to live a full, independent life with seizures in a safe way. We need your help to make it happen!

Please reach out to us with any questions you may have. We plan to share updates about our journey as they occur including pictures of Laura and Bruno.

Thank you so much for your continued support.

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$2,125 of $21,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 11 months
Created September 8, 2017
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