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

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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Marissa and Luna
Marissa and Luna

It is time for another update of this project. We appreciate your continued support and have now reached 141 grants provided for fully-trained seizure-response service dogs, with another 15 waiting at various stages of the process.

We are happy to report that Marissa and Luna are now working as a team. There was a small glitch last Summer when she attended camp to receive her service dog - she ended up being allergic to the first. Immediately Luna was placed into training for her and they were united in April and all is well.

Gunner and Rocket have also been working since February.  We love seeing these teams come together.

Little Laney, who received a small grant from The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation will receive her service in a year or two. The trainer her family selected is an excellent trainer, however, they require all funds be raised prior to a dog being placed into training. 

Thank you for keeping us in your gifting plans. We certainly appreciate it!

Gunner and Rocket
Gunner and Rocket
Laney
Laney
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Marissa
Marissa

Hello and thank you for your support of this very special project. To date, we have had the privilege of providing seizure-response service dog grants for 140 families struggling with the effects of epilepsy. We thought you'd enjoy seeing some of our most recent recipients. 

"The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation changed my daughter’s life. Their generous grant helped to pay for a seizure alert service dog for my daughter with epilepsy. The Foundation was compassionate and followed up several times to see how the service dog was doing. This dog has brought immense joy to my daughter, reduces her anxiety about having epilepsy, provides with her with security, and now she had a new best friend. I’ll never be able to thank them enough for all they have done. They are a blessing to the caregivers and people who suffer from epilepsy."

We currently have two GlobalGiving MicroProject fundraisers for two children raising funds in line for grants. Gunner is in line to receive "Rocket"| from Domesti-Pups out of Lincoln, NE this month and Laney is in line to receive her service dog from 4 Paws for Ability out of Xenia, Ohio in the next couple of years.

We sure appreciate your support and are grateful to each and every one of you! 

Lea and Ruby
Lea and Ruby
Tyler
Tyler
Kaitlyn and Mowgli
Kaitlyn and Mowgli

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We are proud to welcome three new service dog teams. Meet RL and Parker, Brianna and Tripp and Shaylynn and Cricket. These teams recently graduated and are working together now. They received their service dogs through Domesti-Pups out of Lincoln, NE. We love this program and love watching these new teams build their confidence. We have two additional graduating with this trainer in 2020 and those photos will follow. With your support and the support of others like you, we are happy to report that we have been able to provide grants for 136 teams like this.

Enjoy the video attached of 2020 STOMP Out Epilepsy and SUDEP, COVID-19 Style. Domesti-Pups is highlighted and offer information on their program.

Thank you again for your continued support of this wonderful project!

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Meet Sarabeth and Dixie. Sarabeth is one of our latest Service Dog grant recipients!  Her service dog Dixie was trained and provided by DJ's K9 Country in Minnesota.  We appreciate your support of this project more than words could express.

We will have more exciting news and photos to share in our next update. We have five service dog teams graduating in August with the same trainer. To date, we have provided 133 grants for fully-trained seizure response service dogs and have several in line to receive grants.

With COVID-19, our fundraising efforts have been greatly affected, however, we are small with very low overhead. This has made a huge difference in our ability to continue providing assistance to our community during these trying times. As a result, when you donate to The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation, you can be assured that your donations are directly affecting those most in need.  We thank you for your support!

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Location: Littleton, CO - USA
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Julie Hutchison
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