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Welcome to My Personal Page-Janice Trojanowski (Oliveri)
Help me make more matches! I am fundraising because I believe in Canine Companions for Independence and their mission to provide highly-trained assistance dogs to adults, children and veterans with disabilities FREE of charge.
I am now fundraising because I believe in “Canine Companions for Independence” and their mission to provide highly-trained assistance dogs to adults, children and veterans with disabilities FREE of charge! PLEASE READ ON!!
A lot of you know the journey I’ve been on the past 18 years with injuries & my medical health. For that matter, other medical problems I have dealt with since I was a small child. I was initially injured while performing CPR on a patient at work; I was literally thrown off the bed as the rest of the team finally came to help me. That led to several surgeries~two on my back with, one leaving me with permanent inoperable nerve damage in my legs and chronic intractable pain. A few years later my right ankle fractured so badly (r/t nerve damage), I nearly lost the foot & ankle. Thankfully, I had a great surgeon who through a series of surgeries saved my ankle & foot. So very grateful to God! After recovering as much as I could, I was also sadly diagnosed with Primarary Progressive M.S.. At that time, nearly 11 years after the initial injury; I had to give up my work as an RN after 30 years~in a profession I so loved.
Since I have been home & permanently disabled. I try very hard through various physical modalities to stay strong & as healthy as possible. It is becoming an ever increasing challenge. Which is why I’ve jouned this amazing organization and, am applying for a trained assistance dog. I don’t want to become any less mobile in fact; it’s my hope that an assistance dog would enrich my life in many ways.
I have registered for a Canine Companion assistance dog to aid in my mobility & truly living everyday life independently. Everything from helping me get my shoes on; to getting the mail or, picking up a package & walking about in the world. Currently I use a cane for outdoors, especially in unfamiliar areas & bad weather. But, I can feel in my body that in the not so distant future, I’ll need more help than just a cane.
Fundraising is part of the process towards my journey to becoming a receipiant of one of these very special dogs. In hope that I may navigate everyday life as independently as possible. I have some other ideas for fundraising down the line, as I wait for “my dog” & partner! It takes a lot of resources to raise, train each assistance dog and to; teach me how to care for, and work with the dog every day. I feel so blessed already to have begun this journey.
Will you please consider a donation towards my quest? No amount is too big or too small. I’m grateful for any support I receive. This is an important part of receiving an assistance dog. As, others before me have done to continue the vital work at CCI. And, it is an important step in maintaining where I am now. Rather than the obvious decline physically; as the doctors have told me.
Thank you ever so much for your support! It means the world to me! Please, read the statement below about the Canine Companion Organization International. I’ll keep you posted as things move forward. It can take up to two years to receive “my dog”, as the demand for specially trained service dogs is becoming ever greater.
Forever, my humble thanks and gratitude;
Did you know?
Each Canine Companions assistance dog is specially matched with a person with a disability. The connection and bond that the team has is incredible! These dogs not only open doors, pick up dropped items and turn on light switches, they provide greater independence and an amazing life-time partnership.
Please help me reach my fundraising goal by making a tax-deductible contribution. Your gift will help open more doors for people with disabilities. Every dollar counts! Together, we can change lives four paws at a time.
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