Donate to Support Alex Droney

My name is Alex, I’m 17 years old and I have a rare genetic disorder called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. CMT damages nerves and weakens the muscles. It brings me a great deal of issues with walking, balance, and the use of my hands. Currently I have to use a wheelchair anywhere outside of my house and have to depend on my parents to do a lot of day-to-day tasks for me. CMT also causes me a lot of pain which is always present and hard to face on my own sometimes. I try to keep up with my passions which include music, writing, animals, reading, and my favorite holiday, Halloween!

However, as CMT is progressive, the pain and weakness have been increasingly limiting what I can do. Having a service dog would make a monumental difference in my life. I hope to go to college one day and the right dog could give me the independence I need by doing tasks such as opening doors, retrieving dropped items, carrying items in a backpack, and getting help whenever I fall. A service dog could also help me get through particularly painful or anxious times which would give me the confidence and ability I need to tackle this next stage of my life.