Dear Friends and Family,
This year we are raising $12,000 for a Diabetic Alert Dog for Vincent H. Davis who has Type One Diabetes. He was diagnosed at seventeen and is now forty-four. It has been a long and daily struggle, sometimes even an hourly one with the permanent disability.
People with Type 1 Diabetes can’t get energy from the food they eat. Their pancreas doesn’t work at all, and they are insulin dependent for the rest of their lives. Vincent has to prick his fingers to test her blood sugar up to 10 times a day. Also, diabetes can cause irreparable damage to major internal organs causing us to live in daily fear. Though we have used many therapies and treatments including a glucose monitor, they aren’t always accurate and 100% reliable. This is why Vincent needs a Diabetic Alert Dog. These dogs are trained to sense blood sugar highs/lows, alert someone else to call 911 in an emergency, and retrieve vital resources like glucose tabs, juice, and insulin when Vincent is feeling too weak. A service dog would mean no longer living in fear of Vincent falling into a diabetic coma in his sleep, no more fear of long work days, and the peace of mind we need.
Canines of Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. You will receive a receipt in the mail or via your PayPal receipt online.
Donations can be made via Paypal or by mail: Simply put Vincent’s name in the ‘donation for’ box on our website or mail your check to the address below.
Canines of Hope
4911 Schneider Rd.
Ann Arbor, Mi 48103