Service Dog Training Program

Service Dog Training Program

From Jennifer Sheffield

I'm raising money for a Service dog. Any donations will help provide training, travel arrangements to training events/facilities, and basic supplies. Please check out this cause; any contribution helps!

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Hi, my name is Jennifer S. I was diagnosed in 2016 with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) along with severe depression and anxiety. The diagnosis came as a shock to me because I had never thought I would end up with PTSD. After all, I wasn't even a veteran or anyone who is "worthy" of the diagnosis; I was a college student who was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. So why did I get PTSD? Well, I'll tell you.

Being in the wrong place at the wrong time resulted in a woman beaten, myself assaulted, my family and I shot at, an officer of the law shot, a S.W.A.T. standoff with an armed gunman, a death, and a terrified college student (me). These events took place over hours and ended up causing years worth of mental damage to me and the police officers involved. In fact, because of this incident, a new regulation regarding bulletproof vests was made and set into motion the following month. 

Sadly, medication and therapy failed to help much of my PTSD symptoms. After years of seeking help and receiving treatment, my family doctor, therapist, and psychiatrist all gave me advice on more intense treatment options (a.k.a service dogs). 

So here I am, almost 5 years from the traumatic event, asking for help with funding for service dog training. I can assure that even having a service dog in training is helping immensely, but it's still not enough to help me function. I still get anxiety and panic attacks. I still have nightmares that I can't wake up from. I still have hyperawareness and paranoia. And I still have suicidal thoughts and obsessive-compulsive behavior regarding self-harming. 

So in summary, a training service dog will help alleviate my symptoms enough to get a job, make friends, function in society, and even go to the grocery store without being scared that someone will try to kill me. And it will all be possible with your help. So please don't hesitate to donate to a noble cause. Any contribution helps, and I appreciate you.

Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to visit this page! 

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