A Service Dog for Kerry

help for someone determined to make a difference

“Hi! My name is Kerry. I’m 24 years old, I’m in my last year of law school, and I’m a rape survivor.”

I want to tell you that everything is fine now; that I’ve gotten over it. In a lot of ways, I have. I’m about to finish law school and pursue a career in prosecuting sex crimes. I’ve forgiven myself and come to terms with the fact that I can’t always be in control of what happens in my life. However, I still struggle on a daily basis.

I had diagnosed anxiety and depression before he raped me. Now, I have PTSD. Nightmares. Hyperawareness. I don’t feel safe in my own body. No one can ever give that back to me or make it all okay, but I can learn to rebuild. I can learn to heal.

I can’t go on this journey by myself–most people can’t. That’s why I am seeking the help of a service dog.

I need a service dog by my side to help me stay on the right path. She will interrupt self-harming behaviors and remind me I am not to blame. She will be there with me during a panic attack to bring me back to center and show me I’m safe. She will get me out of bed when the world seems too scary to face. She will help me heal.

My dream is to one day train service dogs to come into the court room with me and help rape victims testify. If I’m going to do that, I have to first show myself that I deserve the love and unwavering support that I believe those victims need. Those are the most important things a service dog can offer.

I hope you will consider making a donation towards my journey. Any assistance you can provide is greatly appreciated as I figure out how to take my life, my happiness, and my power back.

A Service Dog for Kerry
Dad 750.00 USD
590.00 USD
Margaret Marris 500.00 USD
Marris Family 250.00 USD
175.00 USD
Matt + Liz 150.00 USD
Nils Sjoberg 100.00 USD
100.00 USD
Ollie 100.00 USD
Matt and Liz 100.00 USD
75.00 USD
75.00 USD
Michael Kastan 50.00 USD
Sue Kastan 50.00 USD
50.00 USD
50.00 USD
Annette Marchbanks 50.00 USD
Kazmira Pitzrick 50.00 USD
Shannon 50.00 USD
Natalie Parkins 50.00 USD
Annette Marchbanks 50.00 USD
Test 50.00 USD
Renee 25.00 USD
Gabrielle Festa 25.00 USD
Paula 25.00 USD
25.00 USD
Test2 25.00 USD
Heather Alfano 25.00 USD
20.00 USD
Tori 20.00 USD
Maggie Schreyack 20.00 USD
15.00 USD
10.00 USD
Kara 10.00 USD
Zach 10.00 USD
Anna Domings 10.00 USD
Francesca 10.00 USD
10.00 USD
Anna Domings 5.00 USD
Julia Burke 5.00 USD
Binky 1.00 USD
Total amount 3761.00 USD
Target to reach 10290.00 USD

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