Hello, My name is Kristinah
and I'm 16 years old. I was diagnosed with PTSD and bipolar. My PTSD is from 7 years of sexual abuse. I was recently discharged from a behavioral center for suicide ideation. My suicidal thoughts have been getting worse throughout the years. Coping with school and getting through the day is the hardest part. I'm still at a very low point in my life and I love animals so much. That's why my therapist at the hospital suggested that I should get a service dog. I agreed with her because I've been wanting to get a service dog for years now. But service dogs are really expensive to get trained which is why I created this fundraiser.
A service dog will help me with dissociative episodes and panic attacks at school and home. Also with my social anxiety, anger outbursts, and etc..
Here is a list of how a service dog will benefit me and my family:
-Help me on a day to day basis
- Make me more active
-Get out more
-Help me get out of bed in the morning
-Help with dissociation
-Help with mania ( risky behavior )
-Help with anger
-Help from self-harming
-Help with paranoia
-Begin able to be with crowds of people
-Be able to do more things in public areas
-Bring light back into my life
-Help me perform better in school
-Help when lashing out at others and loved ones
-Help with panic attacks
-Help with grounding
-Help with making me feel safe
-When I wake up from a bad dream the dog can help me by comforting me
- And just support in general
***The money will be going towards getting a service dog and getting him trained. ***
-The dog is $2800.00 and the training is $3,710.00***I have everything to take care of the puppy and money for medical expenses. I have a lot of support from my family to help as well until I get my job this summer. I'm still in high school so it's hard to get a job with everything going on.
-The dog is from Rocky Mountain German Shepherds.
- The training is at Karma dog training.
~If you have any questions feel free to message me. ~
***Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I really appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day!! xx ***