Jennifer Gregory (42) loves working as a teacher for deaf and hard of hearing students at a small school in Wyoming. When she is not working, she enjoys reading, watching movies, swimming, and socializing with friends. She also loves animals and often spends her weekends pet sitting. Now, she is hoping that a furry friend will help her regain her independence.
Jennifer has battled depression and anxiety for most of her life. Throughout high school, she spent hours talking with a counselor whenever she was having a bad day. In college, she visited a doctor who prescribed anti-depressant medications. Despite the many challenges her condition presented, Jennifer was able to finish college. “I have come a long way since I was young, but depression and anxiety continue to be a part of my daily life,” said Jennifer.
Recently, Jennifer’s medication has been less effective in helping manage her condition. After learning about the benefits of a service dog, she reached out to Little Angels Service Dogs of San Diego, California for assistance. “I have always been an animal lover and over the years have realized that dogs especially have a calming effect on me,” Jennifer said. She was recently approved to receive a psychiatric service dog who will be trained to sense when she is about to have an anxiety attack, provide deep pressure therapy, and be a loyal companion.
Before she can receive her service dog, Jennifer hopes to raise $5,000 through RedBasket.org to help cover the cost of training for her canine companion. “A service dog would help me gain the confidence to live the life I want," she said. "With my furry partner by my side, I could partake in new adventures, go new places, and meet new people.” Please consider making a tax-deductible donation and help Jennifer receive her Little Angel. Share her story today!