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Ivor's Seizure Alert Dog

Ivor's Seizure Alert Dog

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My name is Jo from Howick, KZN.

My son Ivor was born with benign idiopathic epilepsy. He had his first seizure when he was just five days old, and seven years later, he struggles daily with uncontrolled epileptic seizures. As a result, he has severe memory loss and developmental delays. 

He is also the happiest, most loving little guy you will ever meet and is adored by his family. Although we try hard not to let his epilepsy affect his daily life, it undoubtedly does, and we live in constant fear of losing him to a severe seizure. The majority of his seizures happen when he sleeps and because we can't always "see" them happen, managing the seizures and taking care of him is a challenge.

This is the reason we have applied for a Seizure Alert Dog. A specially trained dog who will be his constant companion, day and night. A dog who can alert a family member, friend, teacher or adult if Ivor is having or has had a seizure. A Dog who can comfort him and protect him during and after a seizure.

 A dog that can be his hero, his friend and his safety net. 

Honey's Garden is the incredible facility which trains these superhero dogs. Ivor's dog will undergo specific training under their guidance. 

The cost of this training is over R100,000, but their request from us is for only R50,000 towards their costs. 

Please help us raise these much-needed funds so we can provide this special superhero dog for our superhero boy!

All funds raised will be paid directly to the relevant institution.

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  • Jul 04, 2021 - R 4 095.00
  • "You are a true hero and an inspiration to us all! Wishing you and your new doggy a very happy life together. Sending best wishes, Duran and Akina" - Duran and Akina

  • Jul 01, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Hope you have your doggie soon! Please know that God's knows the smart dog He wants you to have!

    " - B Roodbol

  • Jun 27, 2021 - USD $ 141.31
  • "Almost there Ivor, lots of love." - Grandpa

  • Jun 22, 2021 - R 7 000.00
  • "

    For Ivor

    " - Jarred Hodgson

  • Jun 20, 2021 - R 2 500.00
  • "Cant wait for you to meet your special doggy Ivor. " - John and Margie

  • Jun 18, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Dear Ivor I’m sure you will get your special dog soon brave boy

    " - Anonymous

  • Jun 17, 2021 - USD $ 71.33
  • "Can't wait to see you and your new doggo together. " - RDG

  • Jun 16, 2021 - USD $ 58.08
  • "Every dog needs a boy" - Anonymous

  • Jun 16, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Sending love and light" - Samantha

  • Jun 15, 2021 - USD $ 362.97
  • "Looking forward to meeting Ivor and the puppy sometime" - R&J

  • Jun 15, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "With love" - Margit

  • Jun 14, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Give the pup a hug from us " - Andrew and Kelly

  • Jun 14, 2021 - USD $ 109.25
  • "In loving memory of our brother Charlie who was epileptic" - Mike & Wendy Douglas

  • Jun 14, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Hope you get your dog soon Ivor

    " - Sue

  • Jun 14, 2021 - USD $ 36.42
  • "Hoping you get your doggie soon! " - Anonymous

  • Jun 13, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "I hope you get your doggy soon Ivor" - Anonymous

  • Jun 13, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Hope you get your doggy soon!" - Ilona Talanda

  • Jun 12, 2021 - USD $ 72.83
  • "Love you guys. Praying you get the rest that you need!" - Brian and Cindy

  • Jun 12, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "All the best little guy!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 12, 2021 - USD $ 87.40
  • "You are all in our prayers x" - Liesel Murphy

  • Jun 12, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "We can't wait to meet your new best friend. We love you kiddo! " - Laney, Jeff & Josh

  • Jun 12, 2021 - USD $ 121.09
  • "Stay strong bud" - Kyle Petherbridge

  • Jun 11, 2021 - USD $ 14.72
  • "Wishing you all the best Ivor" - Robyn

  • Jun 11, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "So glad you will be getting a cute and clever pup. Love Oliver Paulus " - Oliver Paulus

  • Jun 11, 2021 - USD $ 50.77
  • "God Bless you Ivor. Looking forward to seeing you meet your new best friend. " - Roger Vermaak

  • Jun 11, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "We can't wait to see pics of you with your doggy Ivor ‍🦺" - Lorns & Jasom

  • Jun 11, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Enjoy your doggy!" - Ian

  • Jun 11, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "From Nathan to Ivor, with love. " - Adele and Brett

  • Jun 11, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Hope you get your doggy soon" - Verna

  • Jun 11, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Woof! All the best to Ivor and his new buddy! X" - Mornay Schoeman

  • Jun 11, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing you the best, Ivor!" - Genevieve

  • Jun 11, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Hope you get the new baby soon!" - Jackie O'Neill

  • Jun 11, 2021 - USD $ 29.44
  • "Wishing you many happy hours with your dog Ivor" - Geraldine

  • Jun 11, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Wishing you all the very best " - Craig

  • Jun 11, 2021 - R 5 000.00
  • "We hope you get your doggy real soon, Ivor. " - Helen Buhrs

  • Jun 10, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "It takes courage to be brave. You are a brave young man Ivor! " - Alan

  • Jun 10, 2021 - USD $ 72.80
  • "You are in Gods hands " - Bill and Cheryl

  • Jun 10, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Lets get the ball rolling... Best of luck Ivor" - Agrihealth Solutions

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My name Johanne is from Howick, Gauteng.

Ivor was born with benign idiopathic epilepsy. He had his first seizure when he was just five days old, and seven years later, he struggles daily with uncontrolled epileptic seizures. As a result, he has severe memory loss and developmental delays.

Honey's Garden is the incredible facility which trains these superhero dogs. Ivor's dog will undergo specific training under their guidance. 

The cost of this training is over R100,000, but their request from us is for only R50,000 towards their costs.