Tom needs help funding his rescue service dog.
Profoundly deaf since childhood caused by Alport’s Syndrome, a rare kidney disease, Tom is raising funds for his fourth rescue service dog partner.
A kidney transplant recipient, Tom has relied on his service dog partners to alert him to everyday sounds he does not hear. Since 1977, his partners have alerted him to smoke/CO2 alarms, alarm clocks, doorbells, phones and more.
After Tom’s transplant, he became diabetic and wears a continuous glucose monitor implant with a sensor alarm that alerts him to his sugar levels, which a K9 partner would be trained to recognize.
Your donations to Help Hope Live will help pay for the service training and veterinarian costs of a shelter-rescued dog for Tom. A professional trainer has worked with two of Tom’s previous service dog partners.
Tom is an advocate for children with disabilities, a long-time volunteer for Canines for Disabled Kids, and has done presentations at schools, churches and other groups, demonstrating how a service dog can make life easier.
Family and friends of Thomas Rich are raising money for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to fund uninsured medical expenses associated with transplantation.
Thomas 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.
For more information, please contact Help Hope Live at 800.642.8399.
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