Seizure Response Dog for Shauna
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Goal $12,500
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At that time, the blackout seizures were short, but they have grown longer through the years. Now, I will be out about 8 to 10 minutes when they come on.
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Mark & Jodi Dannar

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Karen from Seattle

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November 30, 2017

The Story

Hay Springs, NE

Shauna Kutschara has been happily married for 15 years to her husband, Carl. She has two sons who like to help Carl on the farm. When she has free time, she enjoys to sew and bake. As an active church member, she served as the youth group leader for 15 years. Unfortunately, she stepped down after she began experiencing unexpected seizures.

After her second son was born, Shauna was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The tumor was the size of her fist, and her doctor said that she would be gone in less than three years. Throughout the years, the tumor gradually shrunk. Her condition took a turn four years ago when the tumor began causing blackout seizures. “At that time, the blackout seizures were short, but they have grown longer through the years,” Shauna said. “Now, I will be out about 8 to 10 minutes when they come on.”

The blackout seizures have changed Shauna’s life. She is unable to drive or go anywhere without someone. She spends most of her time in her home where she has fallen and injured herself several times. With the seizures becoming more dangerous, Shauna is seeking a service puppy to improve her independence and safety.

Mountain High Service Dog of Palmer Lake, Colorado strives to support, foster, and train service dogs so that they successfully bond with their handler, creating a life enhancing relationship between the two.. Shauna was recently approved to receive a seizure response service dog through Mountain High Service Dogs. Her service dog will be trained to alert someone when she is experiencing a seizure and also brace her if she falls. While a service dog can be life changing, the extensive training can be costly.

To offset the training costs, Shauna hopes to raise $12,500 through RedBasket.org. “My service dog will have a huge impact by allowing me to be outside of the house without having to worry and notifying my husband if something does happen,” Shauna said. By making a tax-deductible donation, you can ensure that Shauna gets her seizure response dog. Donate and share her story today!

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