I was diagnosed with a severe peanut allergy at the age of 6 after years of suffering from (luckily) minor reactions. Fourteen years later, my allergy has not only grown in severity but also progressed to affecting my education and social life.
After years of research, I have finally found some sort of a solution: an Allergy Service Dog. It’s exactly what it sounds like—a highly trained dog with the capabilty of sniffing out peanuts in busy restaurants, full classrooms, on public busses, and even on the hands, body, or mouth of a person I am interacting with.
Seeing as the majority of my struggle with the allergy is socially (I have learned how to avoid food and certain situations where I may come across peanuts), an Allergy Service Dog would lessen the load I am burdened to carry. Not only would it make me feel more comfortable in public, the dog would also be a certification and/or proof of my allergy for those whom I meet who think I am making my allergy up for attention.
There is a flaw in this plan, however. A Service Dog is expensive, especially because Allergy Service Dogs are relatively unknown and do not receive much support. I am a college student who does not have much money.
I am asking for the help from family, friends, and strangers to support me in my next step in life and this leap towards confidence. I really could not do it without you.
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I am 0.9% to my goal! To be honest, this is more than I ever thought I would get to when I first started looking into Allergy Dogs. Please continue sharing and donating if you can. Do not hesitate to email all your contacts as well as sharing my page via social media. I need all the help I can get.