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Keebler is RETIRING! We need your help to get Stryder a new service dog.

Almost everyone who meets Stryder ends up loving him immediately. Stryder is very easy-going, and we’ve been told by so many that he has an “old soul.” He has struggled with his health for most of his life, yet NEVER complains. Unfortunately, Stryder has a very complicated medical history, including a rare, debilitating connective tissue disorder (clEDS), cervical instability, epilepsy, autonomic dysregulation, and much, much more!

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May 29, 2023

Dear Friend,

I am writing to you today to ask for your help in providing Stryder Doescher with a service dog. Stryder is a 15-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with a myriad of medical conditions, including widespread autonomic failure, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (clEDS), epilepsy, and several others. Despite the challenges he faces, Stryder is a happy and resilient young man.

A service dog would provide Stryder with a number of benefits, including:

* Assistance with mobility: Stryder often has difficulty walking, and a service dog could help him to get around safely and independently.

* Providing emotional support: A service dog can provide companionship and emotional support to Stryder, which can help to improve his quality of life.

* Alerting to medical emergencies: A service dog could be trained to alert Stryder to changes in his vital signs, such as a drop in oxygen levels or an oncoming seizure. This could help to prevent serious medical complications.

The cost of training and providing a service dog for Stryder is significant. We are asking for your help in raising the funds needed to make this dream a reality.

There are several ways that you can help:

* You can make a financial donation. Any amount will be greatly appreciated.

* You can help us get the word out either online or in person by handing out flyers to people and businesses.

* You can volunteer your time to help with fundraising events. We will be planning several.

* You can donate goods or services to be auctioned off at our fundraiser.

May 5, 2023

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May 17, 2023

From your friends at Bend La Pine Transportation!

Dan Anderson

May 10, 2023

Go, Team Stryder! Life isn't easy but with help, it gets better.

MaryLiz Schoenfeld

May 8, 2023

My wife, Sandra Collett, is a school bus driver for Bend/La Pine Schools. She is familiar with Stryder's problem and glad to contribute. The Hope organization seems to e a wonderful way to help.

Gordon Collett