I am Sandy Teti pictured with my dog CeCe. I was diagnosed with Juvenile RA when I was 13. Over the years, the disease has left me with a severe mobility impairment. CeCe has been at my side, 24-7, for 8 and a half years, helping me with my balance as I walk with the aid of a walker, picking up dropped items for me, opening doors, nudging elevator buttons among other things and the most important, bringing me the phone to call 911 when I fall.
CeCe celebrated her 10th birthday on Oct 5 of this year and she is looking forward to the possibility of being able to retire this summer. She has worked hard to not only serve me, but to serve the service dogs of NH as well. She has been responsible for several pieces of service dog legislation over the past five years, two of which are now NH laws. In her final year before retirement, she is behind several amendments to two service dog laws for the 2014 legislative session. She has been an active participant in the annual NH Service Dog Awareness Day event held at our State House and has taken part in two annual NH events for International Assistance Dog Week. When this legislative session ends in June, she will be saying good bye to her many friends in the State House; State Reps, State Senators and, her friend, our Governor.
CeCe, as am I, is hoping for a new dog to pick up where she will have left off with carrying on in both service dog advocacy and enabling me to live a more independent life.
CeCe’s “retirement fund” will help finance a new dog to carry on in CeCe’s footsteps. We both look forward to your financial support of any amount.