Paid 04/19/2017
Self-Sufficiency Grant

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeI can't fully express my gratitude to those of you who are able to help our dear little me she is doing so much better now that she has had her surgery our little family has been through so much and to have the help that you have extended to us lightens our hearts and our burdens just a little bit thank you so much

Therapy Dog Needed Surgery to Live Pain Free

My Story:

I am a survivor of domestic violence and to aid in my recovery I have been given a service dog, Emmy. It is very difficult to explain how much Emmy does for me. She redirects my focus when I am entering a panic attack; she gives me a constant companion that needs my love and attention to keep my severe depression at bay; she loves me unconditionally no matter the physical or emotional pain that I am dealing with that day.

I am now in a wonderful supportive relationship and my new boyfriend is working very hard to help me recover. We are living paycheck to paycheck, but we are making a wonderful life together. Unfortunately, last week, Emmy, who has severe glaucoma and lost her sight some time ago, had to have emergency surgery to remove her eyes, which were causing her to live in excruciating pain. Since the surgery, Emmy is a different dog in all of the best ways. She runs, plays, and has learned to follow me by listening to the sound of a bracelet I wear on my ankle just for her. I can't tell you how glad I am to see Emmy back to her old self, but the cost of this emergency surgery has really left us in a financial bind. We just weren't prepared to have to save our dog's life in this way.

I am asking for the donors at Modest Needs to please help me pay the vet bill for the surgery that has saved my dog's life. With your help, we can stay on track financially, and Emmy will be able to remain by my side in comfort for the rest of her life. Thank you so much for considering my request. Emmy and I appreciate your help!

As of 2017-04-19, 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 2017-06-28, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $896.65 to Countryside Animal Clinic on behalf of this deserving individual.