At 30 years old I was diagnosed with highly aggressive rapidly evolving multiple sclerosis. This is a degenerative disease that affects cognition, mobility, speech and function.
Whilst I am still able to participate in training with an assistance dog I would like to get help to purchase one so I can begin the journey.
An assistance dog will be able to help with my balance, movement, retrieving items out of my reach, assisting with jobs such as loading and unloading the washing machine and reaching points I am unable to. At 30 years old I did not expect to be in this position, but here I am. I have 2 wonderful children who are on a great path in life so I need to keep the responsibility of helping care for me to a minimum. Therefore an assistance dog will be invaluable to our family.