We ran into Corina the other month while fundraising in Kelowna. Here is her story:
My name is Corina, and I live on CPP Disability Pension of ($605) per month.
In my thirties I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and (M.E.)….mesymptomlist. Then in the last two years, diagnosed with a slow growing Meningioma… “inoperable” and recently epilepsy.
I have issues with my mobility at time “maybe from head injuries years ago” not sure?
Because of my age ” just turned 60″ and living alone my doctor told me that I require a Seizure/Mobility service dog.
Friends of mine, have been trying to raise money through “Go Fund Me” page but so far it is not doing well.
I was told that purchasing a service dog would cost anywhere between $22,000 to $35,000!! However, I believe that we could possibly get one for 20k . This would include all the dog’s supplies and Canine Medical Insurance. I have done a year of research, phone calls, different organizations, but I seem to fall through the cracks, as they say!
I heard about you (NWA) for the first time today through a very nice fellow named Van in Kelowna, when I was working at the London Drugs.
Can you please help me in any way, or know of anyone that would be willing to help me our with my situation?
Thank you so much for taking time to read my story, I really appreciate it.
Warm Regards, Corina S.
Since Corina came into contact with our organization we have been able to make relationships with breeders and a trainer that will allow the expected costs to come down by almost half. We have agreed to provide up to 95% of the funding for Corina’s dog and expect her to have her companion by the summer of 2017.