Help subsidize the cost of an assistance dog or send moral support!
As some of you know, I suffer from a progressive neurological disease, most likely due to a rare mitochondrial mutation. Most of my time is spent in a wheelchair or on my lovely crazy blue crutches. For the past year and a half I have been working to get an assistance dog who will help me to be more independent. An assistance dog is trained to do many tasks, such as opening doors (literally and figuratively), turning on lights, retrieving dropped items, pulling wheelchairs, and getting help in an emergency. Service dogs cost between $25-50,000 to train. Many organizations subsidize these costs to give clients a dog for free, however, smaller organizations must charge for training. My dog will cost me up to $6500, a relatively small amount given the cost of training a dog. The goal of this cause is primarily raise awareness, rather than money, although if you want to help subsidize costs, feel free. The donation will not go to waste. Any money will be used to obtain my dog or to fund its cost of maintaining. If you are willing to donate, please send me a message so I can give you my address. Hopefully I will have my dog in 6 months to a year!
1. Wallis needs a service dog
2. Service dogs cost money
3. The cost for my dog is up to $6500
4. I like moral support even more than monetary support!