Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Oh my goodness. I am completely overwhelmed. You lovely, lovely, lovely people!

Okay, I'll try to summon some coherence. Remember that little Superdog blog I wrote yesterday telling y'all about fundraising efforts for Rylan's service dog? You crazy, wonderful people have really put the word out and we have raised $4500 in a little over 24 hours all from private donations! I've gone through and thanked each person individually through the fundraising site, but I want to send a BIG collective thank you to my lovely bigger-than-I-imagined social circle. THANK YOU!

I feel like George Bailey at the end of "It's a Wonderful Life". I had no earthly idea that the response would be like this. I assumed that my closest friends and family would probably chip in if they could, but I have complete strangers sending ridiculous amounts to me: $100, $200, $500 -- people I don't know from Adam. Our family has been set completely adrift on a sea of kindness.

We nearly have enough to make the first $5000 payment due August 1 already! Words are failing me right and left as I try to express how this makes me feel. Relieved. Excited. Grateful. Grateful. Grateful.

Thank you.


  1. I am so so so happy for you all that I could cry ;-) i am so happy for all the generous souls out there and I cant think of a more deserving family. :-) go team superdog!

  2. Awww my faith in humanity! It is restored! Yay Boog! Yay Superdog!

  3. Dogs are pure goodness as my spouse always says. We are so happy that you are receiving what you need so your boy can have the assistance that his new best friend can give him. This is so exciting and wonderful. We will look forward to updates on how Rylan and canine friend bond and learn to work together. Gail and Kelly

  4. So happy to see you and that everything is going well! You'll have that Superdog in NO time! :) YAY!