Smart Pup for Sunny

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.

19.50% Raised
$3,900.95 donated of $20,000.00 goal
25 Donors

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

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.

  • Georgia Yanner
    Posted at 08:16h, 13 March Reply

    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 mcmahon
    Posted at 06:47h, 15 March Reply

    Our children are our future and they need a great start.

  • Angela Warland
    Posted at 09:43h, 15 March Reply

    I would love to see Sunny having a ‘bfp’ (best friend puppy) to look out for her.

  • Danielle Cathcart
    Posted at 13:31h, 18 March Reply

    Contribution for a Smart pup for Sunny and your amazing Mum xx

  • Margaret Simms
    Posted at 15:15h, 19 March Reply

    Wishing Sunny all the very best and hope she gets a puppy very soon.

  • Marcus Bussey
    Posted at 11:23h, 20 March Reply

    What a wonderful cause! From little things, big things grow!

  • Gerry Huybregts
    Posted at 07:54h, 21 March Reply

    All the best wishes to you for a brighter future.

  • Vivian Le'Toille
    Posted at 09:35h, 03 April Reply

    Pay it forward! xx

  • Karen Woodcock
    Posted at 09:15h, 03 May Reply

    Hope Sunny Rose gets her puppy, bless.

  • Jayananda Raynor
    Posted at 15:05h, 07 May Reply

    All the best

  • Abigail Elizur
    Posted at 09:30h, 08 May Reply

    All the best with your efforts, and hope you get her the puppy soon.

  • Carmine Buss
    Posted at 09:57h, 08 May Reply

    I wish I could have made it to your Bake sale today Karina! You and your family are such an inspiration.

  • Bel Williams
    Posted at 14:32h, 08 May Reply

    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 Macdonald
    Posted at 20:49h, 08 May Reply

    What a fantastic goal – I wish you all the well in getting there.

  • Karina Rune
    Posted at 10:32h, 09 May Reply

    Thank you so much Carmine – it was a lot of fun and sold out in the end 🙂

  • Justine Campbell
    Posted at 09:44h, 13 May Reply

    You amaze and inspire me every day Karina! I hope you and Sunny get your Smart Pup very soon.

  • Katharine Chapman
    Posted at 11:47h, 13 May Reply

    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 McKay
    Posted at 15:35h, 13 May Reply

    Thank you for the morning tea – we hope this small contribution helps Sunny. All the best – Rachel and Jared

  • Danielle Cathcart
    Posted at 13:30h, 15 May Reply

    Proceeds from the School of Social Sciences Bake Sale.

  • Alexandra Rhymer
    Posted at 18:25h, 17 May Reply

    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 King
    Posted at 07:08h, 18 May Reply

    We love you Sunny girl. And proud of Karina for Getty dirty (literally!). Love the Kings

  • Andrew Imeally
    Posted at 14:07h, 21 May Reply

    Thanks for the wonderful Lectures In PSY 100 and your advice regarding my son Dan earlier this semester.

  • Sue Chamberlin
    Posted at 14:43h, 21 May Reply

    Sponsorship for Sunny’s mum for her amazing job at completing the Tough Mudder event. Go Karina !!!

  • Gemma Jones
    Posted at 12:50h, 23 May Reply

    Loads of love and big hugs Karina and Sunny xxx

  • Justine Campbell
    Posted at 10:11h, 04 June Reply

    Sunny’s Supercash!
    School of Social Sciences USC

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