Your donation will help to provide dogs to many
adults who suffer from disabilities that impair their
Like many 24 year olds, independence and freedom is a big deal.
However, unlike many 24 year olds, I was born with Spinal
Muscular Atrophy. I don’t want to bore you with all the details about
SMA, but essentially many of my muscles are weak and very
Although my mind and spirit are that of someone with complete
independence, my body and muscles are a constant reminder that
I am anything but independent. Being in a wheelchair and needing
assistance with many of your average day to day tasks has been
manageable thus far. However, at this stage in my life, my need for
independence has never been so prominent.
Getting a service dog would not only help me out with the basics
such as picking stuff up or opening a door, but I would be able to
travel, have time to myself, and even get a job. In essence, getting
a service dog could change my way of life and I truly hope to
receive the gift of independence that comes along with it.
Thank you so very much for any donations! I appreciate you
helping us achieve independence.
Hi! My name is Brittney and I am 26 years old. I recently graduated
from California State University San Marcos with a Bachelor of
Arts in Liberal Studies (teaching). I am currently working for an
after-school program with the 4th and 5th graders.
I was diagnosed with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy at the age
of 2 which made me become wheelchair bound at age 10 due to
increased muscle weakness. Despite my diagnosis, I have tried to
live my life as independently and fully as I can but there are
obstacles I face on a daily basis that many people tend to take for
granted such as opening doors, picking items off the floor, etc…
Having a service dog will give me the ability to continue living my
life with the much needed independence I crave.
I am a very outgoing person with an amazing support group of
family and friends that help me whenever needed but I would like
the ability to go out into public alone without worrying about
dropping my phone or wallet and having to ask a complete
stranger to help me.
I am beyond blessed to have found Little Angels Service Dogs and
I couldn’t be more excited to work with them to fulfill my dream of
having a Service Dog. I would be forever grateful if you would be
generous enough to donate to their cause.
When I was 22 years old I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. The
disease presented in me at first with cognitive symptoms making my
thinking difficult and over the years has developed so that the lesions
that MS causes has spread from my brain to my spine making the
symptoms much more physical. I not only have developed trouble in my
eyes due to optic neuritis but also have nerve pain in my hands and feet,
trouble balancing and difficulty controlling my gait.
Little Angels really is a blessing for people such as myself who have not
been able to take a simple walk in longer than I could have ever
imagined before this disease, which strips the mylin sheath, or insulation,
from the nerves in the brain and spine. I feel so grateful to have this
organization to give me help to attain a service dog, not only to help me
in my everyday life but to also bring me companionship.
To all of those who can afford to give to Little angels you have my
gratitude and I wish you my every thanks. The difference that you are
making in the lives of people such as myself is so profound and
Hi! My name is Kimberlee. I am 31 years of age and I was born with
spastic cerebral palsy.
I grew up with a very supportive family that always pushed me to live up
to my highest potential. Currently, I live in Santa Ana, CA in a disabled
community. This is the first time being out on my own. It is very exciting,
but also poses new challenges for me. I work full time for an insurance
brokerage company to provide for myself.
Throughout childhood my family always had dogs from Cocker Spaniels
to Rottweilers. Before moving out, I had a dog named Max that I loved &
cared for. He was not a service animal, but I always adored his
companionship. Doing so, taught me to appreciate the responsibility it
takes when caring for something other than myself.
In my current situation, I’ve found that everyday tasks are more difficult
than they were when living with my family. I never knew how beneficial a
service dog could be to my life at this point. It would give me more
independence because opening doors, picking things up off the floor &
daily routines have become increasingly hard to do on my own.
I am excited to see what the benefits of having a service animal will bring,
so I can continue to live to my fullest potential. I appreciate you taking
time to read my story and I look forward to this new journey in life.
Hi, My name is Christine. I'm 47 and was diagnosed with Multiple
Sclerosis in 2006.
My entire life I have always been an active and outgoing person.
However lately I have been experiencing problems with walking and
balance issues. I used to love going hiking and being in nature, now
unfortunately I experience problems completing even the simplest of
Luckily I found Little Angels Service Dogs, who help people like me. A
service dog would help with my balance, giving me the extra support I
need to start going for walks and being more active again.
This year I also started getting very bad headaches which makes it hard
to bend over and pick things up. My service dog will be trained to pick
items up for me, along with many other tasks to make my daily life a little
Not only would a service dog help me with some of my physical
difficulties, but it would provide emotional support. I am so excited to
have a loving companion during times of sadness or loneliness to be
able to pet or just have them lay their loving head on my lap. I feel very
blessed that I found Little Angels Service Dogs. Having a service dog
would greatly improve the quality of my life.
Thank you so much for reading my story and if you decide and are able
to donate, thank you for your generosity.
Hilary is a 28 year old student who suffers from very painful physical
disorders as well as PTSD from multiple physical and sexual assaults.
She is currently going to school full time after being extremely sick for
the last year. Transitioning back to school is extremely difficult due to the
constant pain that makes it difficult to walk, sit, and write as well as her
never ending fear that is always with her. As a mother to a four year old
little girl, she is already trying extremely hard to be able to function in her
own home, as well as be able to get around in public.
She is ecstatic about getting a service dog, who will not only help her
with getting around, and picking up objects, but will also help her with her
PTSD symptoms both in public and at home. The dog will also be trained
to wake her when her night terrors begin so that she is not forced to
relieve her worst moments nightly. Despite her many challenges, Hilary is
an excellent student working on double majors in Mathematics and
Genetics, and tutors adults in math. If she can partner with her dog and
become comfortable around people again, she will attend medical school
after graduation. Being able to attend school on a daily basis will allow
her to move forward on a path that will allow her to not only support her
daughter, but to also achieve her goals that were torn from her by
violence and physical disability. Hilary loves to be outdoors with her
hands in the soil, or holding a fishing rod. She also loves birds and
keeps several varieties of singing finches. She always has a book close
at hand. She dreams of the day that peoples’ donations make it possible
for her to get a service dog and finally move forward towards her future
with her daughter.
My name is Michael and I'm 52-years-old. In 2010 I was diagnosed with
Spinal Cerebellar Ataxia and it has progressed so much in the last few
years so that everything I do is a chore. I have trouble balancing while
trying to walk - I'm forced to use a cane now, and a chair will follow. I
have trouble with coordination, opening and closing doors, picking things
up off the ground, eating, drinking and even my speech.
Before I was diagnosed I was an avid golfer and surfer, competed in
triathlons, and played baseball as my chosen sport. I still try and ride my
bike (even though it's a 3-wheeler) and swim a little but can't run at all or
participate in the sports that I love, and all of this is getting harder and
harder with time.
I was encouraged by my family and friends to apply for a service dog for
help in my everyday life and companionship. My service dog through
Little Angels will be trained to brace me for balance while I'm walking with
a tall harness. This alone will help me in so many ways. The dog will also
be trained to open and close doors for me. This is something I struggle
with now but will be even harder when I move to a wheelchair. When I
need to reach something off the ground I don't need to ask a family
member or coworker for help - my dog will do it for me. He will always be
there, by my side, giving me the independence I need to conquer each
day. Thank you for making all of this possible!
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