A Dog for Jenna
A truly wonderful cause was recently brought to our attention. A three year old girl named Jenna Marie Jenkins suffers from Dravet Syndrome, a rare seizure disorder. According to A Dog For Jenna, despite vigorous treatment with medication she has been seizing daily since 10 May 2009, when she first experienced a Grand Mal seizure. Since these intense seizures can happen at any time, her family has set out on a mission to obtain a highly specialised seizure alert dog. The training for these life-saving canines runs into the tens of thousands and, despite competently providing a loving home for Jenna and her two brothers as well as providing Jenna with the medications she needs, the cost is beyond feasibility for the family. In response, Jenna’s parents are reaching out for the selfless donations of others in order to assist them in providing this life-saving canine for her. The Jenkins family has established a fund to further their goal of obtaining a Seizure Service Dog for their daughter.
Please visit A Dog For Jenna to read more about Jenna, Dravet Syndrome and to donate. The family will accept any dollar amount one is able to contribute. Please also visit The Epilepsy Foundation to learn more about seizure disorders at large and the many ways in which a Seizure Service Dog may prevent injury and save lives.