Thanks to the kindness of the Tri-State, 13-year-old Jerrica Stone got the gift of companionship – in the form of 9-week-old Golden Retriever Sydney – a service dog which will help her complete many tasks she wouldn't normally be able to.
Girl with rare condition gifted service dog from community
IN THIS WEEK'S "POSITIVELYCINCINNATI"...A GIRL AND HERDOG.
AND THERE'S SO MUCH MORESTORY TO THAT PHRASE -- ANDTHIS PICTURE -- THAN MEETS THEEYE.YOU ARE LOOKING AT THEBEGINNING OF A NEW CHAPTER INA STORY LOTS OF PEOPLE KNOW AS"JERRICA'SJOURNEY."HER MOM, BARBARA MCCLAREN--It's awe inspiringreally...we were so astonishedhttps://www.facebook.com/jerrica.stone.7TALKSABOUT THE 13 YEAR OLD ONFACEBOOK.SHE SHARES PICTURESTHAT SHOW HOW HER DAUGHERáLIVESá -- even with aVENTILATOR AND ATRACHAND A CONDTION CALLEDCONGENITAL MYASTHENICSYNDROME-- A GENETIC DISEASE THATMAKES IT DIFFICULT FOR HER TOMOVE HERMUSCLES.BUT TO KEEP UP WITHTHE 13 YEAR OLD -- YOU STILLHAVE TO TRAIL THE TRACKS SHELEAVES WITH HER WHEELCHAIR.IT CERTAINLY HELPS HERGETAROUND.THAT SAID, HOSPITALSTAYS TAUGHT JERRICA AND HERFAMILY ...A SERVICE DOG COULDHELP WITH EVERYDAY STUFF EVENMORE.There are lots of charitiesthat help people get servicedogs and they'rewonderful...but the wait listsare some two years ...someeven longer thanthat...it's all about living now.Right...and for Jerrica...we've been living now along time...just because ofthe way this conditionmanifests.NO ONE CAN GIVE ANYONETIME.BUT THIS MOM MADE IT HERMISSIONTO GET HER GIRL THE DOGSO SHE CAN LIVE EVERY SINGLEMOMENT TO THEFULLEST.https://www.gofundme.com/f/2d0kxkvwrc?viewupdates=1&rcid=r01-162120978181-d184a9318e55475c&utmómedium=email&utmósource=customer&utmócampaign=póemail%2B1137-update-supporters-v5bBARBARATURNED TO GO FUND ME...TORAISE THEMONEY...It was pretty incredible theway it snow balled quicklyANDA COUPLE WEEKS AGO áWEá HEARDABOUT THE LABOR OFLOVE.this morning kidd chris fromwebn texted me about a childin need of a service dog.(06)PEOPLE SHARED JERRICA'S STORYOVER....AND OVER...AND OVERAGAIN.AND THEY GAVE.THETRI-STATE'SGENEROSITYTOTALED MORE THAN 15THOUSANDDOLLARS..."Good...got her to sit."TOGET AND THEN TURN LITTLESYDNEY HERE INTO A SERVICEDOG.Oh my goodness...i think Ihave cried more in the lastmonth...THE GOOD KIND OF TEARS -- FORTHE LOVE OF A DOG AND THENSOME.JERRICA SIGNED HERAPPRECIATION.Thank you for the people whohelped.
Why do you want tosay thank you?
What did theymakepossible?
They got meSydney.Sydney!
SO NOW YOU SEE WHYTHIS IS MORE THAN A STORYABOUTA GIRL AND HERDOG.IT'S ABOUT MAKING THEJOURNEY THE BEST IT CAN BE...WHILE YOUCANNAT of jerrica communicationclick...WITH THE SUPPORT OFTHE BEST OFFRIENDS.CHECK OUT THESIGNING...IT'S JERRICA'S WAYOF SAYING IT MAKES HERHAPPY.AND THAT'SEVERYTHING.Why is Jerrica's story withSydney PositivelyCincinnati?Because here in cincy thereare so many people who reallycare.JERRICA'S MOSAYS SYDNEY WILL EVENTUALLY BEABLE TO HELP HER DAUGHTEROPEN DOORS...PICK UP THEPHONE...YOU NAME IT.IT'S MOREFREEDOM "TO BE."THAT'S SOMEGIFT FROM A WHOLE LOT OFPEOP