GentleHugs4Paws Founder Homeless, Help Needed For New Home

For: Ginnilee Berger
Organizer: Daibhi Rian Berger & Audrey Liebl
$3,956
of $10,000 goal
39% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Ginnilee has Fibromyalgia/Chronic Myofascial Pain, Diabetes and Crippling Anxiety, and is now homeless. She is also building an organization called GentleHugs4Paws, where chronic pain sufferers will be able to receive help in adopting an emotionl support animal after reaching 501(c)3 status. The goal of GH4P is to pay the adoption fee for a therapy animal, give the recipient a gift card to a pet store for a starter kit and pay the 1st vet visit for young animals so they can get their rabies shot.

To do this, however, she needs to find a new place to live, so she can post information about signed books donated by authors  to raise money for GH4P and its goals.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on August 11, 2013 by Daibhi Rian Berger & Audrey Liebl
I'd like to thank all of the people who "like" my page on Facebook- support is awesome! Still in a holding pattern at $3,896; let's see if we can start bringing it up past $5,000, my halfway point.

Daibhi & I are still w/our friends in Sharon, MA, but I need to find a place by October 1st due to a no-tenant law here in Sharon. Poor Daibhi will miss his playmate Mango the ginger tuxedo catk though.

Posted on July 30, 2013 by Daibhi Rian Berger & Audrey Liebl
Ok, so I changed a few things about this fundraiser- now that I'm homeless, I'm concentrating on finding a new home where I can get the book auction going for GentleHugs4Paws; helping others to adopt their own emotional support animal is very important to me because I know what it's like not to have a special companion who gives me unconditional love.

Daibhi is the most important part of my life- he gives me love, snuggles with me when I'm upset or not feeling well (basically pinning me down to make me rest) and I give him love as well as food, nummies, water and kisses. He's brought my blood pressure down, gets me out of my crippling anxiety attacks and having him near makes me feel less alone.

Yes, I need to get my Disability, but I also need to get GH4P up & running, networking with shelters, vets, pet stores and the people who need a special someone in their life. In order to do this, I need to have a home where I can get the fundraiser for GH4P going as well.

Please help- it means that a lot of people will have someone who loves them and gives them the support Daibhi gives me. Thanks!

Posted on July 21, 2013 by Daibhi Rian Berger & Audrey Liebl
I've added some pictures of my darling sweetheart Daibhi- he keeps me going and the primary joy in my life. He's an emotional support cat, and he does so much for me and is pure love in purring, black & white form.

And one of the reasons I'm running this fundraiser- to keep us together in the same house. I don't know where I would be without him!

Posted on July 21, 2013 by Daibhi Rian Berger & Audrey Liebl
Hi everyone,

I've changed my goal just a tad- since I'm homeless now, my goal is to find a new home for me & Daibhi so GentleHugs4Paws can move on towards helping my fellow chronic pain sufferers adopt their own therapy animal. Whatever remains unused would be repurposed towards GH4P and paying adoption fees, gift cards for "starter kits" and, for young animals, their first visit to the vet so they can get their rabies shot.

By helping us, we can help others who need the unconditional love only our companion animals can give, and so much more. The GH4P motto is "Love shared is love doubled and pain shared is pain halved."

Posted on July 17, 2013 by Daibhi Rian Berger & Audrey Liebl
I am now officially homeless. Please help me raise enough money to pay for rent & utilities for an entire year while waiting for my Disability. Thank!

Posted on July 15, 2013 by Daibhi Rian Berger & Audrey Liebl
I am now officially homeless. Please help me raise enough money to pay for rent & utilities for an entire year while waiting for my Disability. Thank!

Posted on July 15, 2013 by Daibhi Rian Berger & Audrey Liebl
I am now officially homeless. Please help me raise enough money to pay for rent & utilities for an entire year while waiting for my Disability. Thank!

Posted on July 15, 2013 by Daibhi Rian Berger & Audrey Liebl
Well, everyone, it's official- I'm homeless and currently staying w/friends but I can't stay here for long and I don't know where I'll be over the next few weeks or months. Daibhi can stay for as long as necessary, but I can't be separated from him for mental health reasons, and there are few places where we can stay together.

Please pass this along to your friends via Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, etc- wherever there are people who are as kind & generous as you are. I feel very blessed to have so many good friends, and I thank God for all of you every day.

The people I'm most thankful for right now are the people who helped get all of my belongings out of that horrible apartment & away from that landlord- Susan Isaacs & her son Ray, her nephew Eric, her sister Sandy, her niece Karrisa, Leo Champion, Gary McGath, Suford Lewis, Connie Hirsch & Ed, who's last name escapes me. I'm very grateful to Ailsa Ek and her husband Adam for taking me in for at least a few days.

Thank you everyone, and please help me hit my goal so Daibhi & I have a safe place to live very soon.

Ginnilee

Posted on July 12, 2013 by Daibhi Rian Berger & Audrey Liebl
Well, I lost my court appeal for more time, so I have to by out of the apartment by the end of day tomorrow, and I spent a good deal of my day at the Cambridge Hospital Psych ER yesterday. It was determined that the *worst* thing that could happen is if I get separated from Daibhi by the doctor & nurse at the psych ER, the 2 therapists (Theresa, alas, is out of town) who know me & my situation at the Danielson Institute, my PCP's office & my nurse psychopharm.

As I will be homeless as of tomorrow, we really need to pick up the pace on this fundraiser so I spend less time in a shelter, separated from Daibhi, or transitional living. Please, please, post this to your blogs, FB pages, Pinterest, Google+, etc, to help me get out of this terrifying situation!

Posted on July 12, 2013 by Daibhi Rian Berger & Audrey Liebl
Well, I lost my court appeal for more time, so I have to by out of the apartment by the end of day tomorrow, and I spent a good deal of my day at the Cambridge Hospital Psych ER yesterday. It was determined that the *worst* thing that could happen is if I get separated from Daibhi by the doctor & nurse at the psych ER, the 2 therapists (Theresa, alas, is out of town) who know me & my situation at the Danielson Institute, my PCP's office & my nurse psychopharm.

As I will be homeless as of tomorrow, we really need to pick up the pace on this fundraiser so I spend less time in a shelter, separated from Daibhi, or transitional living. Please, please, post this to your blogs, FB pages, Pinterest, Google+, etc, to help me get out of this terrifying situation!

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