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A Therapy Dog for Lexie

Organized by: Kerri Aunt Kerri

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Kerri Aunt Kerri via Crowdrise
August 16, 2015

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THE STORY:

I own a very small foster care agency in Colorado: Courage Community Foster Care. Lexie is a 13 year old who has been with my foster family for over a year now. And do you know what? That is the longest that Lexie has ever made it in one foster home. She has been in more than two dozen placements since the time she was two years old.

The reason she's made it in my foster home over a year? Lexie has an incredible foster mom who adores her...this foster mom will fight for Lexie and what she needs, because she is in it for the long haul. We'd love to see Lexie get to the place where she can stay with her foster mom forever. To do that, we need to work through some pretty difficult behaviors. We know that talk therapy does not work, nor does a cocktail of psychotropic medications. My foster mom and I have years of training in trauma as it relates to the brain and body, and what we know is that a therapy dog will help Lexie to regulate better than any other mode of "treatment".  We will be working with Noelle's Dogs Four Hope, a local organization, to secure this resource:  www.noellesdogsfourhope.com 

The problem is that this dog will not be funded by Department of Human Services, so it's up to us! This one dog could quite literally be the difference between Lexie staying with her family, or going to live in a residential treatment facility. Again.

$1,100

 

24% Raised of $4,500 Goal

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  • Courage Community Foster Care

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lopez family

    $40

  • Rorie

    $20

  • Rockenbaugh family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Chris & Barbara Morris

    $20

  • Cortnie Pickett

    $100

  • Lizzy White

    $100

  • Brianne & Jared Tremp

    $25

  • Karen Villasenor

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • The Rodriguez Tribe

    $50

  • Anna and Holly

    $30

  • Sarah

    $50

  • Linda Lansdowne

    $100

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Kerri Aunt Kerri

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Linda Lansdowne

Linda Lansdowne

DONATION: $100

In honor of my wonderful sister, Kerri. 3 years ago

Sarah

Sarah

DONATION: $50

Can't wait to meet your new Pup! 3 years ago

Anna and Holly

Anna and Holly

DONATION: $30

Stay strong Lexie!! You got this! 3 years ago

The Rodriguez Tribe

The Rodriguez Tribe

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

Karen Villasenor

Karen Villasenor

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

Brianne & Jared Tremp

Brianne & Jared Tremp

DONATION: $25

My Dog isn't a therapy dog, but she is one of the best things to ever happen to me. I can only imagine the joy and peace that a therapy dog could bring to a little girl like Lexi. 3 years ago

Lizzy White

Lizzy White

DONATION: $100

Good luck, Lexie, I'm praying you get your therapy dog soon! Dogs have amazing powers to help people in many ways. I have faith that your new dog will help you overcome your issues! 3 years ago

Cortnie Pickett

Cortnie Pickett

DONATION: $100

In full support of Lexie and everything you are doing for her! Go get em' girl! You are an overcomer! 3 years ago

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