My name is Crystal Black and I live in Lexington, SC. I am a single mother to a six year old little boy named Drake. And I have always been a very independent person. On July 4, 2009 I sustained a C-6 complete spinal cord injury from a diving accident.
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, photography, being outdoors, sporting events and helping others. A much-loved service dog could help me gain much more independence back and help me to feel much safer at home alone in case I fall and need help. The dog will be able to pick up items I drop; which is quite often. The dog will also help me get up hills or ramps, open doors, turn lights on/off, and go get help if I need it. With the help of a service dog I know I will be able to be more independent.