Grace Miller Fund
Team Member: Linda Schwab
I am writing this on behalf of my dear friend Grace Miller, who was recently diagnosed with drug-resistant epilepsy. This debilitating disorder has decreased her quality of life dramatically. I am fortunate in that my son, Michael has epilepsy that is controlled by medication, and so he can have a relatively normal life. Grace can't.
She suffers from a form of epilepsy that causes her to have at least three complex partial seizures a day and has led to her upcoming hospitalization on Oct. 28 for at least 7 days of observations and tests. As you can well imagine, it is the most frustrating way to live when you are used to being so active in your life and community. Grace is a fighter and would never let something like this slow her down, which is why I am contacting you.
Because of the severity of Grace’s diagnosis, she will need extra assistance and care to insure her wellbeing as she navigates through her life and her work day. She has been working with her doctors, and an organization called Doggie Does Good, who specialize in service dog training and placement. Luckily, she has been able to identify a service dog that fits her needs; her name is Riley. In order to get ownership and training of Riley, Grace and Jon will have to invest a significant amount of money which is estimated at $40,000. I am hoping you will help support Grace’s quest to get Riley home.