Donate to a Client
Clients are given the option to fundraise to cover their tuition fee for team training (the 2 1/2-week class they take to learn how to work with their assistance dog before taking the dog home). The cost is $5,000, which is only a small part of the $25,000-$30,000 that it takes to raise, train and place each assistance dog. You can help by donating all or a portion of the tuition by clicking on the Read More and Donate button beside your selected client.
My name is Steve. I am retired from a long career in the corporate world and live in the Charleston area with my wife. We have two adult children. I have degenerative disk disease, arthritis, sciatica, and neuropathy. I am unable to grasp things with my right hand, have poor balance, and fall frequently. I try to remain active and spend time with family and friends, at our church, and spend a lot of time in daily prayer. However, because of my frequent falls and pain, my normal daily activities are becoming progressively more limited.
My name is Danny. I served my country for 2 years in the Marines during Vietnam and for 20 years in the Army in which I retired in 1996. I have PTSD and Panic and Agoraphobia. It wasn’t until I remarried in 2003 that my wife made me realize I had a problem. I sought help at the VA and continue receiving help today. They suggested a service dog could be of great benefit to me and suggested PAALS. I’m thrilled to say I was just informed that I have been accepted as a PAALS client. I am looking forward to the next step in the process.
My name is Samantha, I am a 20 year old college student and I suffer from Lupus. Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, muscles, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs. For me, my lupus developed into Lupus Nephritis which is the inflammation of the kidneys, which can cause them to leak protein and eventually lead to kidney failure. Currently I am in the 4th stage of kidney failure which means more than 80% of my kidney function is gone.
My name is Vernon Osborne. I am a disabled 69-year-old U.S. Army veteran. I served in the 101st Airborne Division, which was called the Screaming Eagles.
My name is Jenny Glenn. I’m a 47 year old wife and homeschooling mother of 12 children (ages 4-27). Eleven of them are still at home, and nine of them are currently homeschooling.
I have a condition called Functional Neurological Disorder (FND). FND is commonly referred to as a “software problem” with the brain