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Help Tyffanie get a Canine Caregiver Sidekick!

I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at 16 and for the past 9 years we have been arch-enemies!!

MS is a rather mean, fierce illness that attacks swiftly and sometimes spontaneously. MS leaves lesions on your brain and takes basic skills away from you suddenly. We have been battling each other on and off these past years, but lately it has been holding the upper hand and I'm determined to be the victor in this latest fight!

This past winter MS left me bed-ridden for about 6 months and I have been struggling to get back to normal life since. Walking has become a mysterious adventure every time my foot takes it's first step of the day. No two days have been the same and I never know what to expect when I get out of bed in the morning. MS has stolen my balance, strength and endurance; walking is something I dread!!

Multiple Sclerosis has thrown many new problems my way this year that have made it difficult to get around and be independent. I do not remember the last time I ventured anywhere by myself and I believe it is time to hire a trusty side kick to win this current battle with MS. My family and lovely boyfriend have been amazing allies in this fight, but I believe it is time for me to take it on myself. I would love to be more like a normal 24 year old and have some sense of independence back in my life!

This spectacular pooch will be able to help me keep upright instead of falling victim to MS' secret weapons: loss of balance, loss of coordination, numbness/tingling (my personal favorite), blurry vision and weakness!! This canine will be by my side for the long haul and be ready to adapt to any new weapons MS may present to me in this life long fight!! My canine companion will be able to help me with multiple tasks while making me feel like I'm doing everything on my own like every other adult I know. MS will NOT stand a chance against my canine caregiver!!

Unfortunately, canine caregivers do not come cheap and I need some help from my fellow superheroes to get one geared up and ready for the fight!!

WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?!

Any donations not used for my new canine caregiver will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the best fighters and allies on my side!
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