Seizure Dog For Devon

For: Devon Staubus
Organizer: Lynn Colley
$780
of $2,500 goal.
Raised by 17 donors
31% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Devon is a 12 year old with nocturnal tonic clonic seizures,auditory processing disorder, severe learning disabilities, severe dyslexia, and diabetes. He is currently on two high dose medications and still having break through seizures. He is afraid to sleep at night and I don't sleep much due to being up checking on him hourly. Devon has gotten his dog, Rain...we are still in the process of doing fund raising to help pay for he training....her training is $50 per hour and they are training each week for about 3 hours at a time....not to mention that i drive 268 miles for each training session...please help us raise funds to continue to train her to recognize his seizures.... *PLEASE NOTE* All contributions go straight into an established account through Wells Fargo..contributions can be mailed or hand delivered to the following address: Wells Fargo Attn: Brad House c/o Devon Staubus 1700 Euclid Ave Bristol, VA 24201 (276)645-7740 IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A LARGE DONATION TO BE TAX DEDUCTABLE, GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRIES, INC. HAS SET UP A FUND AND ALL DONATIONS WILL BE TAX DEDUCTABLE GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRIES, INC ATTN: SARA WELLS C/O DEVON STAUBUS P.O. BOX 2441 JOHNSON CITY, TN 37605 WEBSITE: [email protected] PHONE: 423-928-0288 ****YOU CAN ALSO GO TO THEIR WEBSITE AND CLICK ON THEIR PAYPAL...YOU SHOULD SEE A TAB THAT SAYS "DEVON" CLICK ON THAT TAB AND MAKE YOUR DONTATION****

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on January 9, 2013

Posted on January 9, 2013

01/09/13

Happy New Year to all of our supports....I wanted to give you a brief update as to what has been happening over the last several months...first of all, i want to apologize for not updating sooner, I myself as Devon's mother had some major brain surgery in May and have been in and out of the hospital ever since, Thank you to the great healer above, I am on the mend and doing very well....as for Devon and Rain, they are wonderful...Devon is seeing a new pediatric Neurologist who is amazing...he now has him from 11 pills a day for his Epilepsy to 2 pills a day and he has only had 2 seizures in the last 2 months and Rain is doing her job....Devon calls her his guardian angel....she will not let him out of her sight...the bond between the two is amazing as you can tell in the pictures i have just posted...her training is not complete so we are continuing the fundraising to help with the costs of training....we are looking at having to take her to Florida or California to a specialized trainer and the costs are looking close to anywhere from $7,000 - $10,000 if not more....talk about falling out of your chair but the Lord has blessed us with this wonderful miracle that has saved my son twice now since we have gotten her and he has blessed us with all of you who have made it possible so we will continue on our journey with Rain so that when Devon is on his own one day, she will be fully trained to be able to assist him when his father and myself are not available....Devon and Rain have been asked by the TN Epilepsy Foundation to go to Washington DC April 20-24 to represent the state of TN to do the National Walk for Epilepsy on April 20 and to go to the Capital and talk to the representatives about his Epilepsy and how it has affected him, his life, and his everyday struggles....I will also get to talk to the representatives regarding how its affected the family and friends....this is such a great honor to represent ALL Epilepsy patients not just TN.....Devon is psyched about going and yes, Rain will be going as well.....I want to say "Thank you" to all of you for making it possible for us to be able to get Rain she truly is a blessing...you all have opened your hearts and your wallets to make this possible and no matter the size of the donation, we cant express how much we appreciate it...

DONATIONS:
Donations are still being excepted for Rains extensive training that she is fixing to go through....the account at the bank has been closed due to inactivity but the paypal account is still open for his funding...if you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting me at [email protected] at anytime..

Now that i am back on the mend and working toward getting my health back in order, i will be updating more often...please keep your eyes pealed for new postings and new pictures...

God Bless each and everyone of you, we love you all!


Posted on May 15, 2012

Posted on May 15, 2012

05/15/12

thought i would let everyone know how things are going...Devon and Rain are doing awesome together....they are suppose to start training together on May 29th in Lenoir City, TN which is almost a 3 hour drive one way for us but it will be worth it in the long run...Rain will not leave Devon's side...Devon was showing symptoms of having an early seizure last Saturday and Rain refused to leave his side for anything, not even food, water or to go outside....what a great dog...i have added a couple of pictures that were taken by Desra Ramey Photography...the bond between the two of them continues to grow and that is a bond that will live forever....we still cant thank everyone enough that made donations, prayers or just kept us in your thoughts and followed our link...God works in wonderous ways...this has been an amazing experience..we have made some wonderful lifetime friends along the way and see how our community comes together....i will continue to post pictures and updates as the training starts...this is another chapter in the book...
God Bless 

Posted on April 25, 2012

Posted on April 25, 2012

04/25/2012

Devon and Rain are doing well...they continue to bond daily...she is such a comfort to Devon since my mother passed away last month...my mom was Devon's best friend and he was hers...Rain is very loving and it makes me happy to see Devon with such confidence and independence....we still have a long way to go with training...Devon seen a new Neurology specialist on Monday and they are going to put him in the hospital next month and run some tests on him regarding his seizures....if all is well, Devon and Rain and myself will be going to Milwaukee, WI as a guest to The Becky Werner Meninitis Foundation fund raising benefit in June...he is really looking forward to this trip...it will do him good to meet other kids that have had meningits like he had...I am looking forward to meeting the founders of the organization....it will be a tiring trip but also a good one....

Stay tuned for more posts and pictures to come...

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