Operation At Ease

For: Isobel and Mary
United States
Organizer: Joni Bonilla
$1,160
of $1,000 goal.
Raised by 23 donors
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The Story

Mary Walker came to us in such poor condition that when I first met her I almost cried. She was dirty, filthy to be more accurate, matted with urine and feces. Her coat had to be completely shaved off. It was undetermined if she had ever lived inside a home. She was not housebroken, knew no basic commands and could not go up or down stairs. In spite of all this, Isobel took one look at her and said, "This dog. This is my dog" Fingers crossed we started Mary on her journey to become a service dog for Isobel. 

Isobel is an Army veteran who fought in Iraq twice. She is married with 4 children. As if surviving a war wasn't enough, Isobel was diagnosed with cancer in December of 2015. She can now also add that to the list of unfortunate situations she has had to overcome.

Mary is needed desperately to help Isobel with PTSD, anxiety, depression and agoraphobia.

On September 14th Isobel will come here for a week and we will begin transfer training Mary to her. Please help us raise the funds needed for Isobel's hotel stay. 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on September 1, 2016

Posted on September 1, 2016

Spent the morning out with Mary and her foster mom Sonya practicing restaurant training. Mary was at first a little apprehensive about walking into the coffee shop. This surprised both Sonya and I as we have been working on her public access training for some time now. Once she walked through the bog scary door she was fantastic! She was calm and attentive. She sat patiently while Sonya ordered and once outside on the patio she laid under the table while we talked for over 30 minutes. This girl is such a dream! Sonya is on top of the door problem and has been walking her in and out of rooms in and around her house. Tomorrow we will go back and do it all over again. Practice will build confidence in this girl who before now has spent her life living in an out door run. 

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