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A Service Dog Hero for Hailey

with Pawsitive Service Dog Solutions
Verified 501(c)(3) Non-Profit
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$6,961.10
Expired
Tilted at [?] $5,700
Target at $11,000
A Service Dog Hero for Hailey
Alexa Fila started the campaign

My daughter, Hailey, has Dravet syndrome, a rare, often fatal form of epilepsy. This syndrome causes uncontrollable seizures and profound delays - Hailey simply stopped gaining skills at a very young age. Though nearly 18, her abilities remain as they were when she was 3. There is no cure for Dravet, she will not outgrow the seizures or “catch up” developmentally. Hailey will always be like a 3 year old: curious, impulsive and fearless - and always in danger of unpredictable seizures. Though there is no cure, her life could be so much more. Hailey desperately needs a service dog to help keep her safe, alert adults to seizures and to be a watchful friend by her side.

The cost for a service dog, specifically trained for Hailey's needs is quite intimidating - $25,000. Pawsitive Service Dog Solutions is graciously charging only half that total. I must find a way to raise $12,500 to get this service dog she so desperately needs. I am trying to raise these funds with posters, displaying links to this page, requesting help from our local media and sending Hailey’s story, our plea for help, to all organizations, businesses or individuals who may be able to help or guide us. So far, thanks to the generosity of many, I have delivered one payment of $1,500 to Pawsitive Service Dog Solutions. We are so very grateful. 

It took 15 terrifying years of debilitating, daily life-threatening seizures before we finally received a diagnosis for Hailey in December, 2010. Hailey still has many seizures, danger is everywhere. Like any 3 year old, she cannot understand at all. She runs away or attempts to leave our home often. If I let go or let her out of my sight, even for a moment, she bolts away, no fear at all, she does not understand being “lost.” Not if but when she escapes my guard, assuming she’s found unharmed, Hailey is unable to communicate any information to bring her safely home. 

A service dog, trained just for Hailey, will solve so many things: in its harness, tethered to Hailey, when she tries to escape or run, her dog is trained to make her stop. It will squat on the ground, bracing itself like an anchor, keeping Hailey safe. If Hailey does get away, her dog is trained to find her, tracking her by scent. Her dog will also alert to seizures, often before they strike, precious moments to ensure her safety and prepare. Protecting Hailey will be her dog's job, its pleasure and quite literally its life. This amazing angel will be her constant companion 24 hours a day. This is something even the most dedicated mother cannot be.

I am a single mom, alone in our day to day tasks. Hailey requires every ounce of all of me just to get us by. Her wheelchair is helpful, though heavy and hard to manage, I cannot risk going anywhere without it. My daily choices: struggle with the wheelchair everywhere we go or do my best to finding things for Hailey to do in the safety of our home. It's difficult to imagine the help and independence a service dog would bring, we've been so limited for so long, it has become “normal” for us to simply stay safe by staying at home. Now that Hailey is able to live, not just fight to survive, I am unable let her, I simply cannot do this alone.

Thank you for reading our story and for helping us bring home a service dog Hero for Hailey.

Alexa (Hay Hay's Mom) 

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Wendy, I don't know if anyone answered your question, but this is for anyone who wants to know what happened.

A service dog from Pawsitive Solutions cost the recipient $12,500.  The first Crowdtilt campaign raised $1,500, thus leaving the $11,000 mentioned.  This second Crowdtilt campaign raised $7,545.. seemingly short of the $11,000 needed.  However, generous donations were made outside of Crowdtilt, checks sent to the Mountain Democrat, for example, that fully covered the $12,500... a service dog has been paid in full!

The reason this Crowdtilt campaign was "expired" early was so people wouldn't continue to donate for Hailey's dog, after it had already been purchased.

If people would still like to donate to Pawsitive Solutions for other causes, please do so.

When mailing a donation to Pawsitive Service Dog Solutions:
(Donation is tax deductible, Tax ID (EIN): 90-0765728 )

Make check out to:  Pawsitive Solutions
Memo: [State if you have a preference]

Mail to:
Pawsitive Solutions
P.O. Box 383
Olivehurst, CA 95961-0383

Donations may also be made by going to:
http://pawsitivesolutions.org

and clicking on the "Donate" button at the bottom of every webpage.
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Wendy, I don't know if anyone answered your question, but this is for anyone who wants to know what happened.

A service dog from Pawsitive Solutions cost the recipient $12,500.  The first Crowdtilt campaign raised $1,500, thus leaving the $11,000 mentioned.  This second Crowdtilt campaign raised $7,545.. seemingly short of the $11,000 needed.  However, generous donations were made outside of Crowdtilt, checks sent to the Mountain Democrat, for example, that fully covered the $12,500... a service dog has been paid in full!

The reason this Crowdtilt campaign was "expired" early was so people wouldn't continue to donate for Hailey's dog, after it had already been purchased.

If people would still like to donate to Pawsitive Solutions for other causes, please do so.

When mailing a donation to Pawsitive Service Dog Solutions:
(Donation is tax deductible, Tax ID (EIN): 90-0765728 )

Make check out to:  Pawsitive Solutions
Memo: [State if you have a preference]

Mail to:
Pawsitive Solutions
P.O. Box 383
Olivehurst, CA 95961-0383

Donations may also be made by going to:
http://pawsitivesolutions.org

and clicking on the "Donate" button at the bottom of every webpage.
What exactly does it mean by the campaign is over now that it has tilted.  I thought it cost $11,000 for the dog.  I hope Alexa can get started working with her dog with the money collected so far.  Service dogs are absolutely wonderful.  I have tried to train my own dog to be my own service dog, but she is never going to be able to handle public access.  The dog Alexa gets will be trained for all situations.  I hope to see both of them at church someday!
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What exactly does it mean by the campaign is over now that it has tilted.  I thought it cost $11,000 for the dog.  I hope Alexa can get started working with her dog with the money collected so far.  Service dogs are absolutely wonderful.  I have tried to train my own dog to be my own service dog, but she is never going to be able to handle public access.  The dog Alexa gets will be trained for all situations.  I hope to see both of them at church someday!
Alexa, my eyes have tears.. I know that you know what that means.  Let this be the beginning of a new life for you, and for Hailey, and for your new Hero-to-be!  :)

Your generosity and kindness have created a miracle and officially purchased a Hero for Hailey today! As of this morning, Pawsitive Solutions is choosing a dog and placing him/her into advanced training for speciallized hero duty for Hailey.

I must be in some sort of shock: I've been walking in circles thanking God all day and must be yelling thank you because Hailey is now checking on me every few minutes!

I do not know what to say to all of you that would come close to expressing the gratitude and blessing I feel in my heart.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, thank you!

Alexa

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Your generosity and kindness have created a miracle and officially purchased a Hero for Hailey today! As of this morning, Pawsitive Solutions is choosing a dog and placing him/her into advanced training for speciallized hero duty for Hailey.

I must be in some sort of shock: I've been walking in circles thanking God all day and must be yelling thank you because Hailey is now checking on me every few minutes!

I do not know what to say to all of you that would come close to expressing the gratitude and blessing I feel in my heart.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, thank you!

Alexa

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Jean Hunter
Jean
Hunter
All the best to you and your daughter.
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Roy Rezentes II
Roy
Rezentes II
$6,741.10
I sure hope I'm not dreaning. Is this right? Your donations have met the goal, the funds needed for Hailey's Hero to start "Hailey training camp" AND you kept going?!

I have no idea how to respond or what to say. I'm not even sure I understand this, I'm stunned!

Though I have no wish appear illiterate, I shall risk it and try to express my tearful and sincere thank you. I do not want to postpone, hoping I will be more coherent after some time to process this. It is unlikely!

THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH!

I wish I had more to say and, at least, my typical command of the English language to express my heartfelt gratitude.

Alexa
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I sure hope I'm not dreaning. Is this right? Your donations have met the goal, the funds needed for Hailey's Hero to start "Hailey training camp" AND you kept going?!

I have no idea how to respond or what to say. I'm not even sure I understand this, I'm stunned!

Though I have no wish appear illiterate, I shall risk it and try to express my tearful and sincere thank you. I do not want to postpone, hoping I will be more coherent after some time to process this. It is unlikely!

THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH!

I wish I had more to say and, at least, my typical command of the English language to express my heartfelt gratitude.

Alexa
God Bless you Hailey and Alexa. We hope that you get a poochie soon. We are praying for you both. All our love; Jean and Lee
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Thomas Devol
Thomas
Devol
Jean Gordon
Jean
Gordon
$6,706.10
Matthew Margolis
The campaign has tilted!
Matthew just made this thing happen. Awesome.
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Marsha A Cochran
Marsha
A Cochran
Sarah Stewart
Sarah
Stewart
I hope your beautiful daughter gets her Angel with Paws very soon!!! -Jill
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Randall D. Scott
Randall
D. Scott
Jason Cooke
Jason
Cooke
Jill Larner
Jill
Larner
$3,256.10
With the help of our local newspaper, Hailey's story should be on shelves in coming days. I am so excited to share this with all of you. I pray our journey may help to raise awareness of Dravet syndrome AND help us reach out to our community to bring home our hero dog!

Thank you so much for your support! Please continue sharing our campaign with your family and friends - we can do this together!

Alexa (Hay Hay's Mom)
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With the help of our local newspaper, Hailey's story should be on shelves in coming days. I am so excited to share this with all of you. I pray our journey may help to raise awareness of Dravet syndrome AND help us reach out to our community to bring home our hero dog!

Thank you so much for your support! Please continue sharing our campaign with your family and friends - we can do this together!

Alexa (Hay Hay's Mom)

Campaign Description:

My daughter, Hailey, has Dravet syndrome, a rare, often fatal form of epilepsy. This syndrome causes uncontrollable seizures and profound delays - Hailey simply stopped gaining skills at a very young age. Though nearly 18, her abilities remain as they were when she was 3. There is no cure for Dravet, she will not outgrow the seizures or “catch up” developmentally. Hailey will always be like a 3 year old: curious, impulsive and fearless - and always in danger of unpredictable seizures. Though there is no cure, her life could be so much more. Hailey desperately needs a service dog to help keep her safe, alert adults to seizures and to be a watchful friend by her side.

The cost for a service dog, specifically trained for Hailey's needs is quite intimidating - $25,000. Pawsitive Service Dog Solutions is graciously charging only half that total. I must find a way to raise $12,500 to get this service dog she so desperately needs. I am trying to raise these funds with posters, displaying links to this page, requesting help from our local media and sending Hailey’s story, our plea for help, to all organizations, businesses or individuals who may be able to help or guide us. So far, thanks to the generosity of many, I have delivered one payment of $1,500 to Pawsitive Service Dog Solutions. We are so very grateful. 

It took 15 terrifying years of debilitating, daily life-threatening seizures before we finally received a diagnosis for Hailey in December, 2010. Hailey still has many seizures, danger is everywhere. Like any 3 year old, she cannot understand at all. She runs away or attempts to leave our home often. If I let go or let her out of my sight, even for a moment, she bolts away, no fear at all, she does not understand being “lost.” Not if but when she escapes my guard, assuming she’s found unharmed, Hailey is unable to communicate any information to bring her safely home. 

A service dog, trained just for Hailey, will solve so many things: in its harness, tethered to Hailey, when she tries to escape or run, her dog is trained to make her stop. It will squat on the ground, bracing itself like an anchor, keeping Hailey safe. If Hailey does get away, her dog is trained to find her, tracking her by scent. Her dog will also alert to seizures, often before they strike, precious moments to ensure her safety and prepare. Protecting Hailey will be her dog's job, its pleasure and quite literally its life. This amazing angel will be her constant companion 24 hours a day. This is something even the most dedicated mother cannot be.

I am a single mom, alone in our day to day tasks. Hailey requires every ounce of all of me just to get us by. Her wheelchair is helpful, though heavy and hard to manage, I cannot risk going anywhere without it. My daily choices: struggle with the wheelchair everywhere we go or do my best to finding things for Hailey to do in the safety of our home. It's difficult to imagine the help and independence a service dog would bring, we've been so limited for so long, it has become “normal” for us to simply stay safe by staying at home. Now that Hailey is able to live, not just fight to survive, I am unable let her, I simply cannot do this alone.

Thank you for reading our story and for helping us bring home a service dog Hero for Hailey.

Alexa (Hay Hay's Mom) 

 
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