Korigan Gibbons

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Tiny angel needs service dog for seizure support and balance

By Stacy Gibbons

Korigan will be 4 in June 2010. She was born three weeks late and was only 4 lbs 15.5 oz. I knew from the begining that she had some problems but no one else seemed to see it. 

Every time I said she had something they would say she didn’t and they would do a test to prove that I was wrong.. Only the tests all came back positive and I was right on all of it.. Sometimes you DON’T want to be right.

Korigan has a lot of medical problems, including:

  • Seizures
  • A carnitine deficiency (a neuro-muscular disorder)
  • Failure to thrive
  • Microcephaly
  • Asthma
  • Sleep apnea
  • Amylase deficiency (can’t process sugar)
  • Some kidney issues (just passed several small stones)
  • Minor hearing loss
  • Low oral muscle tone
  • Short stature

She is a tiny sweet little angel with the biggest heart. She is always thinking of others. When a new magazine comes to the house she will open it up and start telling me what all she wants to buy for her friends.

The service dog we are seeking from 4 Paws for Ability, a nonprofit agency located in Xenia, Ohio, is to help with balance and seizures. She is so excited about getting a “helper doggy.” She wants so badly to be more independent and I think a service dog will be just the thing!

I am acting as a volunteer for 4 Paws in an effort to raise funds for her. All donations are tax deductible and go to 4 Paws for Ability in Korigan’s name. If you can help, please either go to the 4 Paws for Ability website and click on “donate,” or mail a check to:

4 Paws for Ability
The Korigan Gibbons Fund
253 Dayton Ave. 
Xenia, Ohio 45385 
Thanks so much … Stacy and Korigan