Christina: fundraising for a service dog
I am 36 years old and I am fundraising $14,000 for a much needed service dog.
A little about me:
I have Conversion Disorder, also known as Functional Neurological Disorder; this condition causes me to show psychological stress in physical ways. I also suffer from chronic and severe anxiety.
Conversion Disorder affects me on a daily basis. I am overly sensitive to visual and auditory stimuli, motion and vibration, and overly crowded spaces (whether it be people or objects). When I reach sensory overload I have involuntary movements of my upper body and my leg buckles. These attacks are non-epileptic seizures (NES). NES are not caused by disrupted electrical activity in the brain as seen in epilepsy but rather parts of the brain stop working together properly when it is overloaded.
How can a service dog help me?
A service dog will help me to be more independent, build confidence, keep me calm, act as a distraction so I can focus on the dog rather than my symptoms, alert me before I get overstimulated, provide mobility support when my leg buckles, and provide deep pressure therapy.
I hope you will support me in my endeavor in raising $14,000. Every donation helps.
THANK YOU for your support!!
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