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Please help me raise money for my Service Dog who will help me in everyday life.

A Dear Friend volunteered to raise & train a Service Dog to help me with my PTSD & Hearing issues.

I grew up on Long Island, NY, was abused for most of my life & was told that I’m stupid & dumb and couldn’t do anything. 

As a result of the first 44 years of my life I had a lot of issues that went undiagnosed.  In 2005 I went for educational testing.  They found out I had ADHD, which resulted in learning disabilities plus PTSD from all the abuse I had to endure.  

In 2001 I met a guy on the Internet, packed up and moved, with my 15 year old daughter, down to Florida.  While living there the guy we were living with started to drink and raped me twice.  At that time (April 2002) I found an old friend ( we grew up together from kindergarten to 12th grade ) on classmates.com and decided to send him an e-mail and he wrote back.  That was the first time in 26 years that we had any communication.  Needless to say we talked a few times a day and I told him what was going on.  He told me to pack our bags and get out.   Father’s Day weekend 2002 I flew up to VA to move in with him and his 2 children.  When I landed at the airport and saw him ( first time in 26 years ) I knew I would finally be safe.  My daughter was visiting with a cousin in VA.  We dated, got engaged Nov. 2002 and married July 2003.  We are still married, had ups and downs like any normal couple but for once in my life I feel SAFE.

Because of the way people treated me my whole life animals started to become very special to me.  I adopted my first dog when my daughter was 10 years old.  Nola was a small beagle who has been in puppy heaven for 3 years now.  Dogs hold a very special place in my heart and always will. 

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