Smart Pup for Marleigh

Smart Pup for Marleigh

Our precious little Marleigh Jessica is fighting one hell of a battle at the moment. In addition to her Epilepsy and rare genetic form of Diabetes, she is currently being treated for Acute Autoimmune Encephalitis and despite giving her massive doses of up to 7 anticonvulsants medications we are unable to stop her seizure activity.

107.23% Raised
$21,446.00 donated of $20,000.00 goal
225 Donors

Nearly 3 weeks ago we were put into a helicopter in the middle of the night and rushed from The CANBERRA Hospital to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Sydney Children’s Hospital. We had 5 long terrifying nights of her being in PICU and not knowing if she would be coming home.

Our family is now split up. Marleigh and I are living on the Neuro Ward at SCH and Geoff is back in CANBERRA with our boys. Up until yesterday she was unable to walk or stand, while we have had some promising signs her speech is still badly impacted and we aren’t sure what her physical capacity will be, even with an extensive rehab program.

A Seizure Alert Dog and this will be life changing for our whole family!!!!! She is unable to go to childcare and as her seizures are uncontrolled and her epilepsy refractory she won’t be able to attend preschool next year.

A seizure alert dog can change all that for her. She deserves a childhood and we need help to get her to adulthood 🐶 thank you!!!!

Your donation will be greatly appreciated no matter how big or small. This organisation is a non for-profit organisation. The training for the pup can take 12-18 months but it is intense, and these dogs are just incredible.

Thank you for your donation! 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.

  • Matthew Kalokerinos
    Posted at 18:04h, 27 June Reply

    Good luck guys. I hope this gets sorted out really quickly.

  • Melinda Davis
    Posted at 18:18h, 27 June Reply

    Thinking of you all! Hope your puppy brings you lots of support and happiness. Love the Davis Family xoxo

  • Michelle Kuzek
    Posted at 18:42h, 27 June Reply

    Sending all our love and best wishes to you all xx

  • Jody Smith
    Posted at 18:43h, 27 June Reply

    Sending our love x

  • Vicky and Jeremy Goldstein
    Posted at 18:55h, 27 June Reply

    We hope Marleigh gets all of the support she needs. You guys are an incredible family, sending our love to you all xx

  • Brenda McLarin
    Posted at 19:08h, 27 June Reply

    Good luck with your fundraising

  • Andrew Horner
    Posted at 19:09h, 27 June Reply

    We hope your little girl gets this pup and lives a full and wonderful life.
    Much love, the Horners

  • Sharmian Maxwell
    Posted at 19:43h, 27 June Reply

    With love from the Maxwell family

  • Kate Clynch
    Posted at 19:51h, 27 June Reply

    Marleigh’s pup

  • Kathy Carter
    Posted at 20:06h, 27 June Reply

    For Marleigh Fisher, i hope you get the help you need, xx

  • Alison Gadd
    Posted at 20:11h, 27 June Reply

    We are thinking of you Marleigh and all your family. X

  • Katie Mudford
    Posted at 20:23h, 27 June Reply

    Sending so much love and strength 💖

  • Carla Velting
    Posted at 20:25h, 27 June Reply

    Good luck.

  • Stephanie Murray
    Posted at 20:39h, 27 June Reply

    All our love little Marleigh get well soon. from Steph, Jonny, Byron and Hudson Cross xxx

  • Tia Giacomin
    Posted at 20:40h, 27 June Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you xo

  • hayley brownrigg
    Posted at 21:09h, 27 June Reply

    As a mum my heart goes out to you all. Our thoughts are with you all.

  • Lachlan Wilkins
    Posted at 21:12h, 27 June Reply

    Keeping you in our thoughts and glad to contribute to such a beautiful family x

  • Jade Williams
    Posted at 21:16h, 27 June Reply

    I hope your beautiful little girl gets her puppy soon and your family is altogether again even sooner.

  • Sarah Purdon
    Posted at 21:18h, 27 June Reply

    Thinking of you. Encephalitis is a challenging illness.

  • Ryan Evans
    Posted at 21:23h, 27 June Reply

    Sending lots of positivity and strength. ❤️

  • Emma Macdonald
    Posted at 21:27h, 27 June Reply

    Wish i could donate more!

  • Helen McAulay
    Posted at 21:29h, 27 June Reply

    Sending all our love to this beautiful family x x x

  • Helen McAulay
    Posted at 21:30h, 27 June Reply

    Sending all our love to this beautiful family! Love the McAulays x x x

  • Jacki Yeend
    Posted at 21:32h, 27 June Reply

    Sending all our love to this beautiful family xx

  • Kate Cochrane
    Posted at 21:42h, 27 June Reply

    Can’t wait to see a pic of your beautiful girl with her pup. Stay strong. Much love.

  • Laura Stitt
    Posted at 21:42h, 27 June Reply

    We are so sorry you are going through this. Sending big hugs and wishes for a speedy recovery and a life-changing pup. You guys are truly amazing xo The Stitt family

  • Barbra Miels-Barrett
    Posted at 21:45h, 27 June Reply

    Donating with love

  • Jennifer Atkins
    Posted at 21:47h, 27 June Reply

    All my best wishes to your family!

  • Belinda Nowland
    Posted at 21:48h, 27 June Reply

    Such a beautiful little girl Marleigh – we hope you are back home with your big brothers and amazing parents very soon……. and with a new lifesaving, best friend by your side.

  • Shaun Millar
    Posted at 21:53h, 27 June Reply

  • Robyn O'Leary
    Posted at 21:54h, 27 June Reply

    Thinking of you with love. All the best x o x o

  • Margarita Tzafaris
    Posted at 22:07h, 27 June Reply

    Best wishes, my thoughts are with you.

  • David Newman
    Posted at 22:30h, 27 June Reply

    Stay strong, sweet girl

  • Rebecca Fish
    Posted at 22:47h, 27 June Reply

    For Marleigh Fisher – because she deserves a best friend and her parents deserve a break <3

  • Tanya Dunley
    Posted at 22:59h, 27 June Reply

    The Dunley family are thinking of you all x

  • Michelle Dalziel
    Posted at 23:08h, 27 June Reply

    Best of luck to Marleigh x

  • Eva Alonso
    Posted at 01:10h, 28 June Reply

    Hope you get your special assistance dog

  • Lisa Davidson
    Posted at 05:36h, 28 June Reply

    You guys are an amazing family. Hope you reach the target soon for beautiful Marleigh. Lots of love, Lisa, Beth, Leah and Ruth (from Little Dreamers dance class)

  • Michelle Medlyn
    Posted at 06:35h, 28 June Reply

    Good luck sweetie

  • Robyn Monteleone
    Posted at 08:09h, 28 June Reply

    May the force be with you. You are dealing with an incredible stress.

  • Wayne Kent
    Posted at 09:45h, 28 June Reply

    Hope all goes well for her

  • Matthew Lamb
    Posted at 10:03h, 28 June Reply

    I hope this pup can join your family very soon – and is a wonderful friend and amazing carer for Marleigh.

  • Naomi Hawley
    Posted at 10:13h, 28 June Reply

    Thinking of your family, we hope you make it to your goal.

  • Claire Manzoney
    Posted at 10:53h, 28 June Reply

    For marleigh
    Love and healing xxx

  • Elaine Rahme
    Posted at 10:53h, 28 June Reply

    We have grown to love Marleigh and Kate. We wish your family every blessing. Love the Rahme Family

  • Nicola Childs
    Posted at 11:01h, 28 June Reply

    Sending all our love and strength Marleigh Moo. We love you. Love Nicola, Ashley, William and Harry xxc

  • Rob de Groot
    Posted at 11:31h, 28 June Reply

    We are all wishing Marley the best and hoping this helps your whole family.

  • Dianne Martin
    Posted at 13:12h, 28 June Reply

    All the best love Cameron Di Thomas and Campbell

  • Graham Knight
    Posted at 13:15h, 28 June Reply

    Best wishes and hoping this pup brings Marleigh lots of smiles and independence in the years ahead. Graham & Karen (DGB)

  • Jodie Luhrs
    Posted at 15:14h, 28 June Reply

    What an amazing family and little girl. I am constantly in awe of their fighting spirit and upbeat attitude. Sending much love.

  • Jan Rowell
    Posted at 15:22h, 28 June Reply

    For Marleigh Jessica Fisher

  • Ursula Jamieson
    Posted at 15:31h, 28 June Reply

    All the best darling little Marleigh.

  • Emma Lipton
    Posted at 16:45h, 28 June Reply

    Love & best wishes, from the Liptons

  • Michael Smith
    Posted at 16:54h, 28 June Reply

    Best of luck.

  • Sally Cameron
    Posted at 18:26h, 28 June Reply

    Marleigh Fisher

  • Kristy Chromicky
    Posted at 18:32h, 28 June Reply

    From our UC Caps fan family to yours

  • Karen Kirk
    Posted at 19:13h, 28 June Reply

    My daughter goes to st Thomas the Apostle and told me about your daughter, I hope this donation can help a little. We will be keeping all your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sonia Morales
    Posted at 19:16h, 28 June Reply

    Wishing you all the best sweet Marleigh 💕

  • Kate Pamphilon
    Posted at 19:45h, 28 June Reply

    We love you Fisher Family 🙂

  • Ella Crossley
    Posted at 20:40h, 28 June Reply

    Sending all our hugs!!

  • Michala Farrell
    Posted at 22:16h, 28 June Reply


  • Colin Brown
    Posted at 22:19h, 28 June Reply

    Best of luck to your lovely family.

  • Gail Panaioli
    Posted at 22:55h, 28 June Reply

    With three healthy grand children already – one who had heart problems to start with but who has been operated on by amazing surgeons and medical staff and one new baby on the way I am forever grateful for healthy children and die a little every time I read of children like Marley. Godspeed and good luck to you in your recovery

  • Sarah O'Brien
    Posted at 22:57h, 28 June Reply

    For Marleigh Fisher, from a STTAP family.

  • Edwina Wundersitz
    Posted at 23:42h, 28 June Reply

    You are all in our thoughts. Love Jon, Ed, Cooper and Hudson xx

  • Pat May
    Posted at 01:27h, 29 June Reply

    Lots of love to you and the family.

  • Jennah Leezak
    Posted at 04:37h, 29 June Reply

    Good luck baby girl.

  • Lani Hamill
    Posted at 07:22h, 29 June Reply

    Thinking of you all. xox

  • Sheila Mann
    Posted at 07:43h, 29 June Reply

    Marleigh you’re amazing! 🐕

  • Gerry Moran
    Posted at 07:55h, 29 June Reply

    Wishing you all the best

  • Risa Shimizu
    Posted at 11:15h, 29 June Reply

    Sending love to your family

  • Emma Holloway
    Posted at 11:17h, 29 June Reply

    What a courageous fighter you are dear Marleigh, you are in our thoughts and prayers little one, stay strong xo

  • Gina Baker
    Posted at 11:47h, 29 June Reply

    Thinking of you Marleigh xx
    Maddie, Harvey, Lucas

  • Cassandra Fisher
    Posted at 12:09h, 29 June Reply

    Thinking of you all and sending all our love.

    Sandra and Corey xxx

  • Jo-Maree Courtney
    Posted at 13:10h, 29 June Reply

    All our best wishes – I hope this makes this just a bit easier for you all xxx

  • Arlette Duarte
    Posted at 15:12h, 29 June Reply

    So sorry to hear your family is going through such a trying time. I wish you and your family the very best and that you raise the much needed funds for your beautiful little girl. Sending much love

  • Andrea Fergusson
    Posted at 17:19h, 29 June Reply

    Dear Fish and Kate,
    We are so sorry to hear what you and your family are going through. We really hope the assistance dog helps! Please let us know if there is ever anything we can do for you.
    Lots of love Blake and Andy xx

  • Veronica & Alex Freeman
    Posted at 17:43h, 29 June Reply

    Sending you our love Fisher family, we have been thinking about you all so much, esp. darling Marleigh x

  • Marie Sommariva
    Posted at 18:52h, 29 June Reply

    Love the Sommariva Family

  • Alison Pearman
    Posted at 19:09h, 29 June Reply


  • Ellen Keeffe
    Posted at 07:38h, 30 June Reply

    Wishing you all the very best x

  • Ellen Keeffe
    Posted at 07:40h, 30 June Reply

    Marleigh Fisher

    Wishing you all the very best x

  • Will Randall
    Posted at 09:13h, 30 June Reply

    Hi Beautiful Fisher Family – we’re all thinking of Marleigh and your family through your tough journey you’re on… Much Love from Will and the Randall Family xoxoxo

  • Will
    Posted at 09:16h, 30 June Reply

    Hi Beautiful Fisher Family – we’re all thinking of Marleigh and your family through your tough journey you’re on… Much Love from Will and the Randall Family xoxoxo

  • Tara Corder
    Posted at 12:22h, 30 June Reply

    Big love beautiful family x

  • Robert Johnston
    Posted at 13:49h, 30 June Reply

    Good luck , hope it makes a difference.

  • Sharon Woweries
    Posted at 14:41h, 30 June Reply


  • Michelle Williams
    Posted at 16:36h, 30 June Reply

    To the strongest person I know. xxx

  • Lisa Forman
    Posted at 17:31h, 30 June Reply

    Much love ❤️

  • Jessica Feldman
    Posted at 19:26h, 30 June Reply

    Marleigh’s pup! Thinking of you beautiful girl!

  • Fiona Vanderhook
    Posted at 19:29h, 30 June Reply

    Sweetheart thinking of you all. Give your beautiful girl a kiss for me. I know you’ll reach your goal. 💖💖💖

  • Rebecca Kneeshaw
    Posted at 20:05h, 30 June Reply

    With our love and prayers Marleigh!

  • Vanessa Lewis
    Posted at 20:23h, 30 June Reply

    You guys have got this. Sending unicorn strength and rainbows to you! Much love Vanessa, Luke, Harry and Rosie

  • Rachel Teoh
    Posted at 21:51h, 30 June Reply

    For Marleigh’s pup. Wishing you all the best.

  • Stephanie Cario
    Posted at 22:37h, 30 June Reply

    Our love and prayers go to you all as you travel this rocky road- the support shown here is just a small indication of the gorgeous much loved family you are!!

  • Doreen Mellor
    Posted at 00:37h, 01 July Reply

    Marleigh’s pup …
    heartfelt thoughts to you all on this painfully bumpy and unpredictable journey

  • Lani Davidson
    Posted at 10:13h, 01 July Reply

    So sad to hear, sending Marleigh and you all our love and best wishes.

  • Jennie Friend
    Posted at 11:31h, 01 July Reply

    Love you.x x

  • Kiera Ledger
    Posted at 13:08h, 01 July Reply

    What a big battle for a 3 year old to have to deal with, best of luck and hope Marleigh can come back home soon

  • Constance Carden
    Posted at 15:30h, 01 July Reply

    Just to help in a very small way my granddaughter’s friend’s family. God bless.

  • Jenny Kuzek
    Posted at 18:41h, 01 July Reply

    Thinking of you all and sending all our love, the Kuzek family xx

  • Chloe Whybrow
    Posted at 19:59h, 01 July Reply

    With love to the whole Fisher family, especially little Marleigh.

  • Emma Kelly
    Posted at 21:08h, 01 July Reply

    You are so brave gorgeous girl. Sending lots of love ox

  • Lynette Wilson
    Posted at 21:23h, 01 July Reply

    My thoughts and best wishes are with Marleigh and your family x

  • Nina Finch
    Posted at 21:33h, 01 July Reply

    You touched my heart
    I wish you all the best and hope you are able to get your dog

  • Patti Green
    Posted at 17:33h, 02 July Reply

    Get well soon Marleigh l

  • Christine Tran
    Posted at 17:49h, 02 July Reply

    Marleigh Fisher

  • Simon Baxter
    Posted at 21:09h, 02 July Reply

    Chloe and I are wishing you the best. We hope that this pup brings you care and love! Stay strong.

  • Lyndsay Pastega
    Posted at 19:31h, 03 July Reply

    So sorry you are going through this difficult time Kate & Geoff. All our love, the Pastega’s xx

  • Claudio Damiani
    Posted at 09:33h, 04 July Reply

    Hoping everything works out for the best for you all.

  • Sally Dobell
    Posted at 15:24h, 15 July Reply

    I hope you achieve your goal! Thinking of you and your lovely fam Jess xx

  • Gai Brodtmann
    Posted at 14:34h, 07 November Reply

    Thinking of you and your Mum, Dad and brothers Marleigh. Looking forward to seeing you with the puppy by your side.

  • Lia Spanner
    Posted at 09:14h, 30 June Reply

    Praying for a miracle for you Marleigh! N for your family to stay strong and keep going.

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