Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fundraiser for my daughter!

This is my beautiful almost 10 year old daughter Madison. Madison, her 8 year old brother Jacob and I all have a rare form of dwarfism called Osteogensis Imperfecta, which is a brittle bones disease, meaning our bones break for little or no reason. Madison stands the same height as a 5 year old, with her turning 10 in July. Madison is getting to the point in her independence that she needs a service dog.

Well after doing a lot of research, we found an organization that would give a service dog to someone her age. There is a lot of paper work that comes with getting a service dog. Well after recieving the application and getting to know the company, we recieved an email from them stating that they have one chosen for Madison before we ever got the application turned in lol. From what I understand the people who were going to take this dog changed their mind. However, now the 5 to 6 months we had to raise the money for the dog is now pushed to two months. So in two months time we have to raise $11,000.

When I was in high school and college I had a service dog myself. A beautiful black lab name Brutus, to whom of which passed away two years ago in March. He was so helpful to me. He could pick up things that I had dropped, open doors, pull my wheelchair when my arms got tired, and get help if I was hurt or needed something, among many other things. These are the same tasks that this dog would do for Madison, and it will really help her be more independent.

So I am reaching out to all of you for help! If you would like to make a donation just click on the "Donate" Paypal button on the left. All the proceeds go directly to Madison's dog and if we go over our goal, the rest of the proceeds will go to help someone else with their fundraising.

Thank You and God Bless!

1 comment:

  1. Melanie, your daughter is so cute! She looks just like you!