Trinity was born with a rare congenital disease called Caudal Regression. This caused her to be born without hip sockets, no control over her bladder or bowels and a multitude of other physical concerns to her lower body. She was born November 8, 2007 with a fighter’s spirit. The doctors said she would never be able to walk but she proved them wrong. With determination, a strong will, physical therapy and the inability to accept no for an answer and braces, Trinity was successful at learning to walk. Starting at age 3, she began the long hard journey of surgery after surgery to create hip sockets to strengthen her legs and give her more stability when walking. After consulting several of her physicians there was a consensus that a service dog would be an excellent tool to help Trinity continue to be successful. A service dog would be able to help her during recovery from future surgeries as well as be a social emotional companion with her at school. He would also be able to assist by fetching things she may need or being support with difficult transitions.
It costs at least $40,000 to specially train a dog for Trinity. Families cover only a portion of that cost, a fee of $17,000. We are fundraising to help cover the fee required to provide Trinity with a life-changing service dog. Donations in support of Trinity should be made directly to 4 Paws for Ability – be sure to write Trinity Douglas-Jackson on the memo line. Mail checks to:
4 Paws for Ability
In Honor of Trinity Douglas-Jackson
253 Dayton Ave.
Xenia, Ohio, 45385.
If you wish to make an online donation, the website is www.4pawsforability.org/donate-now . Include Trinity’s name in the “instructions to merchant” through PayPal. You may also call to make a credit card donation over the phone at (937) 374-0385 – Monday thru Friday 9AM to 4PM EST.
Thank you for your support!