I am a 62 year old semi-retired registered nurse that has had 12 spine surgeries to correct a severe Scoliosis and now Kyphosis. If you are not familiar with that term it means that my back goes forward into a “Quasimodo” kind of posture - not erect at all. As a result, I have gone from being 5'7" tall to 4ft 11" tall.
My wonderful service dog of 12 years died in December of 2012 and I have been at a loss ever since. Bard was my best friend and helper who went anywhere I went. We had many adventures together. In 2011 I was diagnosed with breast cancer in both breasts and had a bilateral mastectomies done. I am on chemo type of medication that has a lot of side effects and I found that I needed Bard's help even more than before.
Without Bard, I can no longer pick up anything that falls to the floor. My independence has been greatly compromised as I now have to rely on neighbors to help me do so many things that I used to be able to do alone when Bard was there to help me.
Thank you for any contribution you can make. I promise to repay your kindness and generosity by helping others in some way every day.