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 Willie and I’m a military veteran who suffers from an invisible condition known as PTSD. My wife and I live in Hopkins, SC with our two children. I served my country for 20 years and retired in 2005. I have struggled with my condition for years and one day my counselor at the local VA Hospital mentioned the idea of contacting PAALS for a service dog.
My name is Nathan. I entered the US Army straight out of high school in 2010. While deployed to Afghanistan in 2011, the vehicle I was driving hit a 400 lb. improvised explosive device (IED). As a result, I sustained a mild traumatic brain injury, broke my back requiring a two level spinal fusion, have nerve damage in my arms, legs, and feet, and suffer from PTSD. I was medically retired from the Army in 2013.
My name is Alicia, and I am a college educated mom of three and wife of one! I have Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome as well as a spontaneous CSF leak. These two conditions have gotten progressively worse over the last 4 years, and I am now pretty much confined to a wheelchair when I leave the house. It is very hard for me to bend or move without dislocating at least one of my joints.