Julian's "Golden" Wish

March 01, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

 

        I would LOVE for everyone to meet Julian A.K.A "J"! I first met Julian and his Mom, Maryah through my son Calebs therapy group. I immediately felt a connection with them both having gone through similar obstacles that they were currently being faced with. And that is my reasoning for typing up this blog tonight! A fellow Mom needs our support in the process of getting Julian a life long furry friend - his very own seizure alert dog!

Julian is a VERY happy 1 year old and was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus at Maryah's 20 week anatomy scan. Hydrocephalus is a buildup of fluid inside the skull that leads to brain swelling. Hydrocephalus means "water on the brain." Hydrocephalus in Julian's case also causes seizures that can be very hard to recognize and can last for hours at a time. While Julian's seizures are more manageable now as he is a toddler, they will require greater care as he gets older.

 

This is Tiana, the Golden Retriever that Julian has

been paired up with!

Only 20 % of dogs can detect a seizure!

Seizure alert dogs are capable of alerting parents or caregivers

of a seizure before it even happens,

retrieving medication & water or even breaking their handlers fall.

Not only can a seizure alert dog do all those things but they also

bring peace of mind and a companionship that can't be beat!

 

Maryah has started a fundraiser on YouCaring.com to help raise money for Tiana. To donate visit http://www.youcaring.com/juliansgoldenwish.

 

She has also started making adorable minky rag quilts to sell! $18 for a security rag and $28 for a security blanket!
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Along with Maryah's fundraiser and her minky rag quilts she has also decided to do a monthly raffle! If you are interested in donating an item or gift certificate please contact Maryah at maryah.kearns@gmail.com. For more information you can also visit Julian's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Julians-Golden-Wish/585402514869814 and view the video below. We thank you so much for your support!!

 

 

Ashley McKelvey Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service dogs are specially trained dogs, but service dogs who are capable of detecting seizure activity in their handlers are even more special because only 20% of dogs can detect a seizure! These dogs are capable of alerting us or any other caregivers before the seizure even happens, they can retrieve medication or water for Julian, and they can break the fall of the handler or even stop them from falling down stairs - See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/let-s-get-julian-his-new-best-friend-/140282?fb_action_ids=739384469414067&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7b%22739384469414067%22%3a671790002859476%7d&action_type_map=%7b%22739384469414067%22%3a%22og.likes%22%7d&action_ref_map=%5b%5d#sthash.0rY1gVCX.dpuf
Service dogs are specially trained dogs, but service dogs who are capable of detecting seizure activity in their handlers are even more special because only 20% of dogs can detect a seizure! These dogs are capable of alerting us or any other caregivers before the seizure even happens, they can retrieve medication or water for Julian, and they can break the fall of the handler or even stop them from falling down stairs - See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/let-s-get-julian-his-new-best-friend-/140282?fb_action_ids=739384469414067&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7b%22739384469414067%22%3a671790002859476%7d&action_type_map=%7b%22739384469414067%22%3a%22og.likes%22%7d&action_ref_map=%5b%5d#sthash.0rY1gVCX.dpuf
while they are more manageable now as he is a toddler, they will require greater care as he gets older - See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/let-s-get-julian-his-new-best-friend-/140282?fb_action_ids=739384469414067&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7b%22739384469414067%22%3a671790002859476%7d&action_type_map=%7b%22739384469414067%22%3a%22og.likes%22%7d&action_ref_map=%5b%5d#sthash.0rY1gVCX.dpufOnly 20% of service dogs are capable of detecting a seizure. These dogs are capable of alerting parents or caregivers before the seizure even happens, retrieving medication & water or even break the fall of their handler. Along with all these things a seizure alert dog also brings peace of mind and a companionship that can't be beat.

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