Paid 10/13/2012
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Accessibility Equipment
Animal / Pet Care

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

I can't explain the joy of seeing that my Modest Needs application had been fulfilled, not only for me but for the health of this special animal that keeps my every day safe and limitless. Those of you whom have challenges know what a wonderful feeling it is to be able to enjoy some of the things you may have taken for granted earlier in life. Every day is a brand new wonderful day that has been created for us to enjoy, and remember. When one of those gets taken away with illness, sadness, or economical challenges it can be devastating. I have always lived my life trying to for others the same as I would like to be treated, giving to those that needed things I may have had and didn't really realize how much it could mean to someone else. I am so grateful to Modest Needs for having this wonderful outlet for those whom find themselves in that need category, and to those donors whom have the heart felt need to help others in time of need as well. That ole saying 'Pay It Forward' yes it is true, for all those whom have paid it forward to help me and all the others here, GOD BLESS you, and all whom you know.

Woman With Balance Issues Needs Help In Affording A New Harness For Service Dog

My Story:

I am a 51-year-old woman who lives with balance issues, as a result of Cushing's Syndrome. I rely on a Service Dog who helps me stay balanced and clear of obstacles that are dangerous. My old Service Dog, passed and I recently got a new one. He grew much bigger than intended, and the harness from my old dog does not fit him properly. It causes him not to be able to perform as he should, and also is possibly damaging his joints. I have stopped using the harness, depending on a cape type vest, but that is not safe for him either in case I fall. I was told that the best thing to do is to get a new harness, which would help me to be stay stable and keep my dog safe and healthy.

I am turning to Modest Needs, because we cannot afford this expense. My husband is a 100% disabled military veteran, and we live on a fixed income, which does not permit us to save much outside of our normal expenses. Having to afford a new harness has come at a time in our lives that has been extremely challenging. Without the proper help from my dog, we will become housebound, and if we keep using the old harness I will hurt my dog, who has become a real buddy in my life.

Your help will help me tremendously. It will assure my safety and that of my Service Dog, and will allow me to enjoy the freedoms that everyone else enjoys on a regular basis. I would be able to keep exercising, which will keep my health in check, and will have the chance to contribute to our household. Thank you!

As of 2012-10-13, this application has been fully funded!

This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.

Application Status Update: On 2012-10-16, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $534.00 to Bold Lead Designs, LLC on behalf of this deserving individual.