My name is Stephanie and I am nearly 17.
I have been an anxious kid for as long as I can remember but about a
year ago I was diagnosed with severe anxiety. When I started high
school is when anxiety and depression really started to take over my
life. I struggle to do simple, everyday tasks such as getting out of
bed or be in social settings.
I have tried countless strategies to cope with my disorders including
therapy and multiple different medications, but nothing can compare to
the the quality of life a dog would provide me. In receiving a service
dog I am ecstatic with the new possibilities like being able to attend
post-secondary or functioning enough to keep a job. My anxiety has
taken a lot from me and I am beyond grateful to be given a service dog
from Kingston 4 paws, allowing me to live a more fulfilling life.
Thank you for reading my story. Please help me reach my fundraising goal.