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Service Dog for Jake

Organized by: Suzanne Lynn

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Why we need the help.
June 10, 2016

As with anything medical, Xach comes with a large price tag. We were able to bring him home with a "down payment" and had to sign a contract. See More

THE STORY:

Jacob was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes just 2 days after his first birthday and has no memory of the life as a non-diabetic. He is now 17 and like any other 17 yr old young adult, he wants to be as independent as possible. He wants to start driving but for that he needs to be in control with his blood sugar. By partnering him with a service dog we can give him that independence. Isn't that what we all want for our children? Being a teen is stressful. Being a diabetic is stressful. Stress can effect the blood sugar levels. With all the stress of a diabetic teen it's no wonder Jacob has issues! At a time in his life when he is wanting to expand his circle he has to take a step back at every turn and remember to take his blood sugar. Honestly, he is a great kid and he does pretty well. If his rebellion is simply not taking his blood sugar often enough then I should be glad that's all it is. (If you have had teens you know how they can get!) The downside is that his rebellion could have ugly consequences on his health and possibly his life. With his diabetic alert dog, Xach, at his side, it's a bit easier to let him be a normal teen. I don't have to worry as much and that is less stress on me and Jacob doesn't have to worry as much so that is less stress on him ... which can be a VERY good thing! Please donate to help reach the goal and keep his Alert Dog. And please get the word out about our little fundraising effort. Share Share Share. Thank you!!

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