Lita Lynn is a bright 6-year old that is always on the move. She has a kind heart and is a great helper of mankind. She was born a month early but came home right away seemingly fine. However, at 10 months she started having seizures that resulted in 3 stays in the Pediatric ICU. The last trip to the ICU came after an hour and a half long seizure that resulted in oxygen deprivation and near death. While we were assured that she would outgrow the seizures certainly by age 5, they continue to this day and the medical providers in Alaska are stumped. We’ll be traveling down to Seattle soon for more tests. The damage done by the seizures has led to muscle control issues, sensory processing difficulties, and severe anxiety. The sensory processing difficulty means that Lita gets inconsolably frightened around loud noises and a lot of people. This has resulted in her running blindly away from the stimuli; sometimes into the street.
The healthcare providers and speech and physical therapists have recommended a service dog to alert us when she is about to have a seizure, to aid in calming her and to help corral her when she bolts away.
I know this dog will make a world of difference to her and to our peace of mind. Please consider donating to help this animal lover get a childhood friend and protector. From birth through training, the cost of placing such a dog in a family like ours is at least $34,000. We are committed to raising a minimum of $17,000 to help 4 Paws for Ability continue this vital work.
If you can help us with a donation in Lita’s name, please visit the 4 Paws Donation Page (http://www.4PawsForAbility.org/donate-now). Include Lita’s name in the “instructions to merchant” through PayPal. Donations can also be made by mailing a check with Lita’s name on the memo line to:
4 Paws for Ability
In Honor of Lita Brewington
253 Dayton Ave.
Xenia, OH 45385
You can also visit her fundraising page if you would like to help donate: https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/kaili-brewington/Litalynnspage .
Kaili and Devin Brewington