My name is Sophie. I’m diagnosed with chronic Depression and Anxiety,
largely as a result of severe physical & social bullying through
elementary and middle school, although there is also family history of
mental illness. Throughout high school I had multiple hospital stays
during which time I made several attempts on my life, of which I am
now grateful didn't succeed.
I was fortunate to participate in various support programs, but I
still struggle to even try to do any of things regular 22 year old's
can. I feel out of control in my life and guilty for how much I need
to rely on others. My hope is that with a service dog I will be able
to regain perspective and control rather than being house bound and
afraid to venture out alone.
I've been around animals a lot in my life and have always loved them
and found them helpful. They don't care how ‘weird’ or ‘different’
someone is; they don’t judge you but just love you as you are. My
doctor suggested a service dog could help me regain the confidence to
accept myself and get on with life in a way I haven't been able to on
my own. They would help me with my freedom and independence and when I
suffer from trauma related nightmares the service dog would be there
for me. I am extremely grateful to all those within Kingston 4 Paws
for accepting my application in this program. I feel hopeful and am
looking forward to the future with a furry friend beside me. I am
grateful I am alive and looking forward to the future for the first
time in many years.
Thank you for taking the time to read about me and I pray you're
looking forward to exciting things in your own future. Anything you
can donate to help my fund for a service dog would be greatly
appreciated. Thank you for helping me and Kingston 4 Paws to be able
to afford my future service dog friend.