My name is Kimberly. I have been living with and challenged by an
array of mental
health issues for most of my life. More than four
and a half decades have since passed and it
has been a long and
arduous road. My official diagnosis includes: Bipolar I
Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive traits
and PTSD. A lot of fancy words to
describe the trials and
tribulations that I must manoeuvre through on a daily basis.
simplest of tasks, taken for granted by most people, can seem
like mountains to me. A
rollercoaster of mood swings inhibits my
ability to achieve and sustain a balanced lifestyle.
Being placed on the Kingston 4 Paws waiting list is both an honour
and a blessing. A service
dog will improve my quality of life and
allow me the opportunity to expand my horizons.
Already a breast
cancer survivor, I look forward to the day when my new service dog,
future partner, assists me in becoming a mental health survivor too.
If you are able to sponsor the "Paws 4 Kimberly" Team,
please know that each and every
dollar counts. Twenty dollar
donations do matter. You will be making a difference not only in
life but in the lives of each person on the waiting list.
Kingston 4 Paws Service Dogs is made
up of people who are committed
and dedicated to excellence. They are empathetic, kind and
available to assist in any way. Your support will allow them to
continue the important
ground-breaking work that they do, now and
in the future.
Thank you for reading my story.