12 Nov 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.
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”.
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