4 Paws for Sophia Perez

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4 Paws for Ability Inc
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Sophia is raising funds for a multipurpose service dog from 4 paws for ability.


raised by 38 people

$20,000 goal

2 years left

Update #5

Update posted 1 month ago

Hello Everyone!! 

Quick update for you all! Sophia has been trying to find a good medication regimen since being released from the hospital roughly a month ago. 

In the meantime, she's stayed very busy with homebound school, a car show partnering with a local business 'Lowcountry Lemon-Ade' running a lemonade stand, partnering with The Ice Cream Stop - Bluffton and a quick interview with WHHI - Carolina Women. (Her interview can be seen here https://www.whhitv.com/clips/5H1CswHh7-M/

She's also slowly getting back on the mat. Her stamina is severely lacking and we are learning her new normal but this girl has no quit in her. Hence her shirts saying, "You may see me struggle, but you'll never see me quit." She is passionate about wrestling and it's truly her happy place. 

We just wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for the prayers, shares, donations, and good thoughts. 

Sophia had a tonic-clonic seizure on April 30th where she stopped breathing for part of it - but this time she started to turn blue. Thankfully she recovered quickly without needing to be transported to the hospital. 

Please keep helping this girl make some lemonade by sharing her story, donating, praying, and sending good thoughts! Across all fundraising avenues, we have officially crossed the halfway mark!!! If you told me 5 months ago we would have done this I would have laughed and said no way. Truly, beyond grateful and humbled by the village rallying for this girl. 

Sophia, aka Beast and Honey Badger, is an avid wrestler who has been battling an unknown medical concern for 2+ years. She has recently been approved by 4 paws for ability to receive a service dog to assist her in life.

Sophia fights tonic clonic seizures, syncope episodes, panic attacks and more. She’s endured many hospital stays and countless tests to include EEGs, EKGs, CTs, MRIs, 30 day heart monitors, medication changes and more. 

Sophia is one of four children in the home and everyone is “on alert” for an event. A service dog will assist her with gaining independence and transitioning from an active teenager to a young adult. The service dog will be multipurpose trained specific for Sophia to provide seizure response, alert to seizures - she has zero feelings aka auras before a seizure which have resulted in many dangerous situations of concussions, etc., provide behavior disruption to assist when the mental health side of this journey becomes overwhelming and just provide peace of mind to the entire family to be able to rest assured her pup will alert us if something is wrong (especially during showers and/or sleep) etc. 

While Sophia has been approved, she will not be active on the waitlist until we raise all the funds. The entire process is roughly 2 years long and the whole family will spend two weeks at the training facility when the service dog is placed. We are humbly asking for any assistance from donations, shares, prayers, etc. nothing is too small. 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out. Let’s help this girl make some lemonade! 💜🦡🍋

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4 Paws for Ability Inc

Organized By Sara Perez

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