08 Mar Smart Pup for Sunny
Sunny Rose is just as her name suggests a beautiful, happy and sunny girl. Sunny was born in 2008 with a chromosome translocation, which means that she is missing some bits of her DNA and have to much of others. Sunny’s condition is extremely rare and so far we do not know of another person with exactly the same condition.
Due to the severity of her condition, Sunny cannot talk and walk and she has both hearing and vision impairment. Sunny was extremely sick when little and spent 3 years under palliative care, but against all the odds she got better and is doing really well today, attending school and going to the beach in the weekends with her mum and little brother.
However, Sunny does have uncontrolled epilepsy with almost daily seizures. These fits are not very nice, and they make both Sunny and her mum, Karina, very upset. A lot of the time, the seizures happen early in the morning when everyone is still asleep, which is very upsetting to Sunny and can be very dangerous.
Getting a smartpup will change Sunny’s life. A smartpup can alert mum when Sunny is having a seizure and will also help in the recovery process after the seizure, which can be very hard as Sunny is both tired and a bit upset. A smartpup may even be able to let mum know when a seizure is about to happen so she can take necessary precautions and make Sunny as comfortable as possible.
Your donation will be greatly appreciated no matter how big or small. This organisation is a non for-profit organisation and we feel well and truly honoured to have been chosen. 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.
Thank you for reading about Sunny and for your support
Georgia YannerPosted at 08:16h, 13 March
I listen to Gold 104.3 and heard about Smart Pups. Rheegan got enough money for his smart pup, so I felt my donation was better directed to another child who needs one too. Dogs are such amazing, intuitive and loving companions, I hope Sunny gets her pup too.
Susan mcmahonPosted at 06:47h, 15 March
Our children are our future and they need a great start.
Angela WarlandPosted at 09:43h, 15 March
I would love to see Sunny having a ‘bfp’ (best friend puppy) to look out for her.
Danielle CathcartPosted at 13:31h, 18 March
Contribution for a Smart pup for Sunny and your amazing Mum xx
Margaret SimmsPosted at 15:15h, 19 March
Wishing Sunny all the very best and hope she gets a puppy very soon.
Marcus BusseyPosted at 11:23h, 20 March
What a wonderful cause! From little things, big things grow!
Gerry HuybregtsPosted at 07:54h, 21 March
All the best wishes to you for a brighter future.
Vivian Le'ToillePosted at 09:35h, 03 April
Pay it forward! xx
Karen WoodcockPosted at 09:15h, 03 May
Hope Sunny Rose gets her puppy, bless.
Jayananda RaynorPosted at 15:05h, 07 May
All the best
Abigail ElizurPosted at 09:30h, 08 May
All the best with your efforts, and hope you get her the puppy soon.
Carmine BussPosted at 09:57h, 08 May
I wish I could have made it to your Bake sale today Karina! You and your family are such an inspiration.
Bel WilliamsPosted at 14:32h, 08 May
Every little girl should have a dog of their own – however a smartpup will make an even bigger difference to you and your mum Sunny.
Joanne MacdonaldPosted at 20:49h, 08 May
What a fantastic goal – I wish you all the well in getting there.
Karina RunePosted at 10:32h, 09 May
Thank you so much Carmine – it was a lot of fun and sold out in the end 🙂
Justine CampbellPosted at 09:44h, 13 May
You amaze and inspire me every day Karina! I hope you and Sunny get your Smart Pup very soon.
Katharine ChapmanPosted at 11:47h, 13 May
I used to watch programs on special needs puppy’s and I believe a lot of positive assistance can be gained; I hope the perfect puppy can be found to help both of you with her condition 🙂
Rachel McKayPosted at 15:35h, 13 May
Thank you for the morning tea – we hope this small contribution helps Sunny. All the best – Rachel and Jared
Danielle CathcartPosted at 13:30h, 15 May
Proceeds from the School of Social Sciences Bake Sale.
Alexandra RhymerPosted at 18:25h, 17 May
I’m donating for Karina and her gorgeous daughter sunny. I love you Karina ❤️ such a small amount of time we spent together but you touched my heart.
Lana KingPosted at 07:08h, 18 May
We love you Sunny girl. And proud of Karina for Getty dirty (literally!). Love the Kings
Andrew ImeallyPosted at 14:07h, 21 May
Thanks for the wonderful Lectures In PSY 100 and your advice regarding my son Dan earlier this semester.
Sue ChamberlinPosted at 14:43h, 21 May
Sponsorship for Sunny’s mum for her amazing job at completing the Tough Mudder event. Go Karina !!!
Gemma JonesPosted at 12:50h, 23 May
Loads of love and big hugs Karina and Sunny xxx
Justine CampbellPosted at 10:11h, 04 June
School of Social Sciences USC