Smart Pup for Lydia

Smart Pup for Lydia

Lydia was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) when she was 6 weeks old. Her journey has not been easy, however it has made her into the brave, vibrant, and kind hearted 6 year old she is today.

77.53% Raised
$15,506.00 donated of $20,000.00 goal
29 Donors

Our family has learnt to see the world in a way where nothing is taken for granted, no love is half given and no day is not lived to its fullest. Having a specially trained smart pup will provide Lydia with an increased quality of life and best friend when she may feel the world is a scary and lonely place. Lydia has endured much in her short time, with many scary medical procedures and restrictions injected into her life. It is a daily struggle just to survive with sometimes up to 6 medications per day, rigorous physio routines, and emotional hurdles. A smart Pup can not only provide her with the emotional support and company while she endures her daily medical routines, and future hospital admissions but also will have many medical benefits including: diabetes alert, labored breathing alerts, airborne lung irritant alerts, mobility assistance and much more. Please help us reach our goal to give Lydia the gift of a best friend with 4 paws!”

“Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a life shortening degenerative disease. It primarily affects the lungs and digestive system because of a malfunction in the exocrine system that’s responsible for producing saliva, sweat, tears and mucus. There is currently no cure with life expectancy being age 37.5. People with CF develop an abnormal amount of excessively thick and sticky mucus within the lungs, airways and digestive system. This causes impairment of the digestive functions of the pancreas and traps bacteria in the lungs resulting in recurrent infections, leading to irreversible damage. Lung failure is the major cause of death for someone with CF. From birth, a person with CF undergoes constant medical treatments and physiotherapy”.

Your donation no matter how small would be greatly appreciated. Every dollar adds up!

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Smart Pups Team

Every donation adds up to make a big difference! Your ongoing support goes towards training each Assistance Dog for a child with special needs. You are part of an incredible community of loyal supporters, who together help to make great things possible from what are often small beginnings. Thank you for your donation! All donations over $2 are tax deductible. Thank you for your suppawt.

  • Amanda Coupland
    Posted at 11:30h, 12 November Reply

    To give you the tools to live life to the fullest our darling girl. Love you forever Mummy and Gagga. xo

  • Ali Taylor
    Posted at 22:22h, 14 November Reply

    Best of luck for the future. May your smile remain forever bright!

  • Ali Taylor
    Posted at 22:26h, 14 November Reply

    Here’s hoping this helps keep that bright smile shining! Best of luck.

  • Jessica Roelandts
    Posted at 17:12h, 16 November Reply

    I can’t think of a better cause to donate to than supporting a child to have a better quality of life.

  • Laura Merrin
    Posted at 16:17h, 23 November Reply

    A wonderful reason to donate, good luck Lydia xx

  • Laura Merrin
    Posted at 16:18h, 23 November Reply

    A wonderful reason to donate! Good luck Lydia xx

  • Melissa Nagle
    Posted at 15:23h, 27 November Reply

    Lydia is such a gorgeous and kind little girl and I couldn’t think of a better reason to donate to a wonderful cause!

  • Chrystine Anderson
    Posted at 07:54h, 28 November Reply

    For Lydia – on behalf of Kellie Walker and Bubbabeads as she always wanted to be part of Lydia’s life.

  • Amanda Wells
    Posted at 10:13h, 29 November Reply

    Fundraising Contribution #1 – Work Team. Thanks all.

  • Colleen Pumpa
    Posted at 21:44h, 29 November Reply

    Best of luck

  • Tony Baratta
    Posted at 13:44h, 10 December Reply

    For a very beautiful girl that deserves a very special smartpuppy:)

  • Warwick and Toni Grainger
    Posted at 15:15h, 13 December Reply

    For you Lydia, all the best for the future with your smart pup by your side. Xoxoxoxo

  • Amanda Coupland
    Posted at 16:15h, 15 December Reply

    On behalf of Joe Baratta

  • Antonietta Johnstone
    Posted at 19:21h, 19 December Reply

    Love & Kisses For You Lydia XOXOXO

  • Claire McKean
    Posted at 06:02h, 21 December Reply

    Lydia and her mum are such kind hearted, genuine people. Sharing what I can for a great cause x

  • Amanda Coupland
    Posted at 12:28h, 24 December Reply

    On behalf of work fundraising

  • Amanda Coupland
    Posted at 10:33h, 21 February Reply

    Work Fundraising.

  • Amanda Coupland
    Posted at 10:36h, 21 February Reply

    Work Fundraising

  • Jacci Goodchild
    Posted at 20:14h, 08 May Reply


  • Amanda Coupland
    Posted at 13:36h, 02 June Reply

    Work Fundraiser

  • Amanda Coupland
    Posted at 08:22h, 23 July Reply

    Work Fundraiser.

  • Justin Barrett
    Posted at 09:34h, 04 September Reply

    Happy to help little Lydia, such a great smile. Keep smiling

  • Brandon Wells
    Posted at 09:06h, 07 October Reply

    Epic Office Furniture are donating 10% of online sales from selected products to this great cause. We’re proud to be helping get Lydia a Smart Pup!

  • Brandon Wells
    Posted at 13:33h, 07 October Reply

    Whiteboards and Pinboards is donating 10% of online sales from selected products to help get Lydia a Smart Pup. We’re proud to be getting behind such a great cause!

  • Brandon Wells
    Posted at 09:45h, 08 December Reply

    Epic Office Furniture are proud to be getting behind such a great cause! Let’s get Lydia a Smart Pup.

  • Brandon Wells
    Posted at 09:49h, 08 December Reply

    Whiteboards and Pinboards are proud to be getting behind such a great cause! Let’s get Lydia a Smart Pup.

  • Liz Johnson
    Posted at 15:11h, 16 March Reply

    What an amazing Mother you are to your beautiful girl Amanda. Thinking of you all,
    Liz xxx

  • Kate Chaundy
    Posted at 19:43h, 16 March Reply

    This is amazing! Lydia deserves a gorgeous smart helper.

  • Stacey Francis
    Posted at 20:17h, 16 March Reply

    Such a beautiful strong little miss. Xx

  • Stacey Francis F
    Posted at 20:21h, 16 March Reply

    For a strong, brave and beautiful little miss. Xx

  • Taryn Watson
    Posted at 10:44h, 26 April Reply

    Blue Dragon Business Services couldn’t be happier to start donating toward Lydia’s Smart Pup.
    We wish you all the best and cant wait for you to receive your pup!

    Best wishes.
    The Team

  • Susan Lowther
    Posted at 11:55h, 10 May Reply

    Sincerely wish Lydia a bright future
    and a pup is a wonderful idea.

  • Lachlan Storie
    Posted at 14:29h, 10 May Reply

    Such a great cause, wishing Lydia and the family all the best to reach your goal. Hope this helps

  • David Murray
    Posted at 09:00h, 12 May Reply

    Happy to help

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