Help Liz with her Service Dog

For: Elizabeth
Organizer: Sheryl
Help Liz with her Service Dog (Elizabeth)
$4,940
of $10,000 goal.
Raised by 26 donors
49% Complete

The Story

Mike and I adopted a beautiful Chinese baby girl who was born with albinism (lacking pigment).  This adorable little girl with blue eyes and blonde hair spent the first 18 months of her life in an orphanage, only because she was so different from other Chinese babies.   During her time in the orphanage, she did not receive the same nurturing and care most babies receive.  This led to many developmental and physical delays.

We have searched high and low to find services that can help Liz with her disabilities.  We have gotten her the medical care that was needed to help her thrive.  At the University of Iowa it was confirmed that Liz is legally blind, has no depth perception and has sensory processing disorder.  Some situations are very stressful to her such as loud noises, strange environments, and new situations.

In order to increase Liz’s comfort and independence we continue to seek solutions.   One of the solutions we are working on is a service dog from DeafinitelyDogsa non profit that trains and places service dogs that help people with disabilities, such as Liz! 

Liz's service dog will help her with mobility/navigation (depth perception), reducing anxiety, retrieving items, and companionship.  Even though Deafinitely Dogs! is a non profit, the cost is $25,000 to train a dog and they are asking us to raise $10,000. We greatly appreciate any help you can provide for the service dog for our little girl.

Sheryl

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on September 17, 2017

Posted on September 17, 2017

We have a website to sell items Liz and I have made for fundraising for her service dog.  The website is http://www.hhaus.com/Liz/Liz.htm  Please let me know if you have any questions and we will be adding new stuff every week.

Thanks!
Sheryl

Posted on August 18, 2017

Posted on August 18, 2017

Liz has started attending puppy training classes and even kissed some of the puppies.

Posted on February 10, 2017

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Posted on February 10, 2017

Liz got to meet Gracie today.  Gracie is an ambassador for Deafinitely Dogs!  She was so excited to meet one of the dogs.  She will keep working with Gracie until she's comfortable around big dogs then she will get to start working with more of the dogs!  Gracie is a super sweet and gentle, just what Liz need to calm her anxiety!  Liz got excited when she got to "lead" Gracie around the office.  We'll go back in a few weeks to brush Gracie and Liz will get to learn some of the commands.  She's already peppering me with questions!  This was a big step for her and I'm relieved it was a good one!

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