My name is Jessica Minor, and I am currently raising money for a service dog. I have had Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis since I was 1, and I have been in a wheelchair since I was 8. Because I am in a wheelchair with limited range of motion, I cannot pick up things from the ground. Also, being independent and living by myself can be difficult at times because of my arthritis.
I have had a couple of service dogs in the past, and they have helped me tremendously. One of my last dogs, Serene, assisted me while I was completing graduate school in Pittsburgh, PA. Because of her, I felt more comfortable living by myself and going to conferences for school. Unfortunately, she passed away suddenly at 5 years old. After graduating, I started looking into getting another service dog.
I met FIBI the service dog through www.serviceprotectiondogs.org
I am asking you to donate to my crowd funding page so I can make FIBI mine.
Service Protection Dogs has already funded money toward my dog but I need to do my part and I need your help.
Recently, I got a job as an Assistant Professor in Greenville, SC, and I start teaching college classes in the Fall. Having another service dog will help me to start a new phase of my life with freedom and independence. My service dog will be able to assist me at home, at work, and while traveling for conferences.
Please consider donating some money in order for me to get another service dog. Thank you very much! Jessica