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Help Gianna get a Seizure Response Dog!
$2,700 raised
39% of $7k goal
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Ended Mar 25, 2013
Gianna has suffered from seizures since she was about nine months old. She is currently taking medication for them but her seizures have not subsided. I (her mother) have been doing a lot of research and have come to the conclusion that it is best for ...
Gianna has suffered from seizures since she was about nine months old. She is currently taking medication for them but her seizures have not subsided. I (her mother) have been doing a lot of research and have come to the conclusion that it is best for her, myself, and all of her caregivers for her to have what is called a "seizure response dog." This dog will go through extensive training not only for obedience, but also her special needs. Dogs (and other animals) have an uncanny sense for things that we do not. They can sometimes sense a seizure up to an hour before it happens and are trained to alert their person. The dog will alert her and everyone around her that a seizure is on its way so that we can get her safely on the floor where she can not get hurt and also have her medication that is prescribed to stop them ready. This dog will also provide her comfort afterwards. It will be certified with the ADA and able to go everywhere she goes.

The cost of this is estimated to be anywhere from $5500-$7000. Yes, a lot of money. But, as a parent who is always a nervous wreck with her and about leaving her, it's worth it. The cost is to purchase a Labrador and have it trained. Training is pretty extensive. I have been in contact with a breeder and the litter I am interested in will have 3 Chocolate Labs ready on.... Gianna's 4th birthday! (March 22nd)

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