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Bella's Assistance Dog Anna

Closed Fundraiser page created in the Kiwi Kids category by Tracy Martin


$6,840 of $20,000 goal
Given by 69 generous donors in over a year

Raising funds to get Bella an amazing Assistance dog to help her with life!

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  Bay of Plenty

Bella is 15, funny, kind, quirky, always tries to have a smile on her face and loves to dance. She delightfully silly and loves a good snuggle. She always brings a smile to everyone she meets, is joy on wobbly legs!

She also has Sensory Processing Disorder, is non-verbal, has epilepsy, congenital heart and kidney problems, is mostly in a wheelchair or walker, and has an extremely rare chromosome disorder. So rare in fact, no-one else has it.

Because of this, our life is somewhat sheltered. We call it the bubble of awesome!

Sometimes its too hard to manage everyday things we take for granted.

A simple trip to the grocery store, or the petrol station, the library, beach or park, can be a monumental task for our girl.

Five years ago, we met our first Assistant Dog. we could not believe our fortune! A dog, specially trained in "Bella-isms"!

These dogs have spent years in training, like the guide dogs for the blind foundation.

They can calm her when life gets a bit scary, warn me so we can get somewhere safe, if a seizure is coming. Alert me if she tries to run away!

But most importantly, to be her friend! Life sure is hard when people cant understand you. Its a bit lonely. And every girl needs a friend :)

After 5 long years on the waiting list, we have found a perfect match for Bella. Her name is Anna, she is described as quirky, a little loopy and overly affectionate. Perfect match!! To get a companion like Anna we need to raise $20,000. If you could please help in anyway, it would mean the world to Bella, Anna, and Mum & Dad!! Thanks for considering us!!

Tracy Martin's involvement (page creator)

Im Bellas Mum, fundraising to get this amazing dog for her.

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Latest donations

bobbie
bobbie on 08 Aug 2020
hope you like the dog we get you from our donations have fun teach him/her well and love him/her lots....take care Bobbie
$10
Janine
Janine on 03 Aug 2020
$30
Lucy
Lucy on 16 Jul 2020
Love from Connor and Dexi
Private
Chris
Chris on 19 Apr 2020
Best of luck Bella and Anna!
$20
Papamoa Lions Club fundraiser
Papamoa Lions Club fundraiser on 23 Sep 2019
$1,522

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Created by Tracy Martin

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This page was created on 14 Jun 2019 and closed on 1 Jun 2021.
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