Seizure-Response Dogs for those with Epilepsy

by Chelsea Hutchison Foundation
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Seizure-Response Dogs for those with Epilepsy
Seizure-Response Dogs for those with Epilepsy
Seizure-Response Dogs for those with Epilepsy

This will be the final update for this project. CHF currently has 3 projects that will be combined into one.  Here is a link to the new page and we hope you will continue to follow us and support our efforts. This page will provide information on seizure-response service dogs, the life-saving movement monitors that we assist with and updates on our Chelsea's Wish Trips.

CHF has had the privledge of providing financial assistance for 157 families across the United States in the recent years.  It is fun to watch teams bond and begin their amazing work. The peace these incredible animals bring to their handlers is life-changing. 

"Such a great group of people. Helped us get our daughter a service dog, Shuffle to give her some independence a growing girl needs, and a sense of peace for our family with another set of eyes always watching. Thank you Chelsea Hutchison Foundation!"

Thank you again so much for your continued support of the project


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Three Most Recent Service Dog Teams
Three Most Recent Service Dog Teams

Greetings, we wanted to update you on what we've accomplished over the past quarter.  We continue to work hard to be able to grant comfort and hope to those struggling with epilepsy/seizures.

Recently, three of our service dog recipients graduated and are now working teams.  All three received their service dogs through Domesti-Pups out of Lincoln, NE.  Reports from all three recipients and their families are that the matches were perfect and the dogs are already alerting and responding to their handler's seizures.  To date we have had the privilege of assisting 152 families pay for their new life partners.

In addition, we have had assisted over 1,200 families with, what we believe to be, life-saving movement monitors. These monitors are expensive and are not covered by insurance.  The peace they bring to families is so needed. While there are never any guarantees, having a line of defense in place allows families to breathe just a bit and possibly get a few more minutes of sleep each night.

Next month, Chelsea Hutchison Foundation is hosting 28 families with all major expense paid trips to Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland which includes a 2 day expo with over 100 vendors, hospitals, epileptologists and epilepsy centers. Our families will have face to face opportunities to speak with some of the top specialists in the United States. The friendships that are created through this week are many times life long friendships and provide much needed support of understanding.

We will be closing this project in the new few months and will be creating a project that includes updates on all of our projects. We appreciate you and your support over the years and hope you will continue to follow us and support us there. We will make sure you know when the change is made.



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Meet Kailey and Kairo, one of our newest SD Teams!
Meet Kailey and Kairo, one of our newest SD Teams!

As we head into the summer months, we want to take a moment to let you know how our Service Dog grant program is going.  We are so proud and honored to have been able to award 4 additional Seizure Service Dog grants to individuals needing these lifesaving dogs.  This brings us up to 148 grants we have been able to provide, thanks to your dedication and support of this huge undertaking!  These Service dogs provide these individuals with independence, assist during (and sometimes even before!) a seizure by propping them up on their side and retrieving medication, help with stability, and so many other tasks customized to their handler that make life safer for those effected by Epilepsy.  Because they are not covered in any medical coverages, we raise funds to help those needing this type of assistance with the financial burden, as these dogs have extensive training and the cost is several thousand dollars.. 

We could not do this without you.  We are so grateful for this tangible support you provide us to make these dogs a reality for these children and young adults.  To help us do all we can to support them and provide them with hope.  Every dollar provided through this project is used solely for Service Dog grants.  Thank you so much for being a huge part of this!


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Happy New Year!  We cannot believe that we are almost through with January.

We have had the amazing privilege of providing two more Service Dog grants!  This brings our total number of grants to 144.  Kelly and Nathan will soon be welcoming their Seizure Response Service dogs into their homes, who will assist with medication retrieval, performing work during seizures, helping with balance and independence, and completing individualized tasks for each of them.  They will protect their person.  Both recipients are super hopeful for their futures with their dogs beside them.  

We are so honored and grateful for your support.  Your donation goes directly to a grant for someone in need of these life saving Service Dogs.  Because of our low overhead costs and grassroots approach to running the Chelsea Hutchison Foundation, 100% of your donation goes toward funding these grants. 

Thank you so much for showing up in this big way for our community effected by Epilepsy.  


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With the start of Fall, we have been reflecting on the amazing work that has been done over the summer.  We have had the privilege of providing 3 additional Seizure Dog grants to children battling Epilepsy!  That brings our total number of grants to 144.  

One of our grant recipients, RL, was able to have his service dog Parker, were just able to complete a one year refresher with Domesti-pups.  Parker worked on his seizure work with the amazing trainers he grew up with!  What a gift to have his skills honed even more to best help RL.  We are grateful for all of your help making these grants possible.  


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Chelsea Hutchison Foundation

Location: Littleton, CO - USA
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Twitter: @ChelseasLegacy
Project Leader:
Julie Hutchison
Littleton , CO United States

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