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Family and friends of Shayna Pulley are raising money for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to fund uninsured medical expenses associated with Shayna’s ongoing medical struggles. Some of the costs Shayna is facing are DME related expenses, provider co-pays, therapies, service dog expenses, home adaptations, and in-home assistance needs.

Shayna has chosen to fundraise for Help Hope Live in part because Help Hope Live assures fiscal accountability of funds raised and tax deductibility for contributors. Contributors can be sure donations will be used to pay or reimburse medical and related expenses. To make a tax-deductible donation to this fundraising campaign, click on the Give button.

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January 19, 2022

Big news!! You’ve funded my power wheelchair! Because of all of you, we are able to fully pay off my new wheelchair before the end of January. I anticipate it being here before Valentine’s Day. What an incredible gift.

Thank you to everyone who supported this month via my Help Hope Live page and through the “New Year New Roll” Facebook fundraiser.

With a power wheelchair soon to be on its way here, I am looking forward to being able to maintain the rigors of service dog training, doctor appointments, activities of daily living, and much needed errands. The power wheelchair will enable me to pursue these activities even when highly symptomatic.

Going forward, I still have many uninsured medical expenses that will need support. The most critical was the wheelchair in order to maintain my immediate independence and to become an active member of my local community. Long-term I am still facing the need to train my next service dog, hire an aide to support my most basic needs while my new service dog is still in training, pay for prescriptions and medical supplies that are not fully covered by insurance, and pursue therapies to increase my quality of life. Keep an eye out via my link for some exciting new ways to support- especially if you’re an animal lover!

January 2, 2022

Happy New Year, everybody!!

Looking back on 2021, all I can think about is the gratitude I have towards each and every supporter. We were able to fundraise more than half of the cost of my power wheelchair before the year’s end. That is incredible! I anticipate being able to pay the remainder of my wheelchair by February if we can raise another $1,200 by January 17th, 2022*.

Shout outs to everyone who supported via the pasta fundraiser, the Bonfire shirts (“Be Kind” was a hit!), and the Giving Tuesday contributions both here and via Facebook. A “New Year New Roll” Facebook fundraiser is now up and off to a great start with just over a month’s worth of wheelchair payments raised so far. You can visit and share it with this link:

With the New Year also comes new opportunities. The service dog prospect I mentioned in my last update is currently placed with me in my home and I am actively working on his foundation training every single day. This has been a massive adjustment and I am learning to balance what little energy reserves I have with training and caring for him as a prospect-in-training while also maintaining my retiring service dog and her needs. It was a calculated risk to go ahead with this life transition prior to receiving my power wheelchair- I consulted several trustworthy individuals in my life before committing.

The consensus was this:
A good service dog prospect is one-in-a-million and very hard to find. The wheelchair is on layaway with my name on it and will be here, come summer, no-matter-what.

If I didn’t take the opportunity to train this dog now, I might not have found another good prospect for a year or longer. My retiring service dog is not getting any younger and it takes approximately 18-24 months to train a mobility service dog from the ground up. The time is now.

With that said, I need the power wheelchair now more than ever if I am to maintain the rigors of dog training, doctor appointments, activities of daily living, and much needed errands that I haven’t been able to complete independently for several months. The power wheelchair will enable me to continue these activities even when highly symptomatic (where I would typically be bed-bound) and will enable me to go above and beyond my usual when only mildly symptomatic.

Even just the hope of this possibility is all because of you, my supporters. I cannot thank you enough. Your impact turns impossible into “I’m possible”. Thank you so very much. I wish you all the best start of 2022 possible and continued glories throughout.

To note:
Funds raised beyond the cost of my power wheelchair will go towards my service dog in training, medical expenses, and costs related to maintaining independence with my disabilities.

Help Hope Live assures fiscal accountability of funds raised and tax deductibility for my supporters and contributors. Contributors can be sure donations will be used to pay or reimburse my uninsured medical expenses.

For more information, please call 800-642-8399 to ask how your donations from this fundraiser will be used.

*This remaining figure is based on both my Help Hope Live meter and my Facebook fundraiser meter- with the time estimate including the processing of funds.

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September 5, 2021

Wishes for a happy birthday Shayna xo uncle Jeff and aunt Cara

C & J Bowden

August 23, 2021

Wishing you good health and all you need in the days ahead! Climb on :)

Rebecca Levenberg

August 15, 2021

Rooting for you!!

Haley E

August 14, 2021

Hope you can find a great service dog!

Mami Nagao