Hi! This is Karly’s story
Karly is dealing with epilepsy, central sleep apnea, and autism. A Service Dog can be trained to detect seizures and provide comfort during them. The service dog could also help redirect her during her autism episodes. Karly is a 20 month old. She was born prematurely at 35 weeks. Starting with a life-threatening bout with RSV, Karly has been admitted to the hospital 39 times with a total of 181 days spent there. Many specialists, procedures and medications were involved as the scope of her condition was determined. Side effects of her current seizure medication have contributed to a delay in expressive communication, speech and walking. Karly‘s dad is in the military and she has a little brother (also born prematurely), which keeps her mom pretty busy. While her parents know that they are already blessed with these two children, a dad in the military, and a mom who is recently cancer free, a Service Dog would truly help their family.