My dog is an 11 year old female yellow lab mix named Sydney. Sydney was found apparently hit by a car. As a result of the accident she suffered a concussion, broken bones in her snout, the loss of several teeth, and a chunk of her tongue was severed. Lab Rescuers pulled her from the shelter and gave her medical attention. Sydney is one of three rescue dogs my husband and I have adopted. Sydney, despite all she has been through is such a sweet loving, affectionate dog with a zest for life.
I was diagnosed with Dopa-Responsive Dystonia (DRD) Spring 2010. At that time I could not stand, walk, or sit straight up. Over the years the dystonia has spread to my lower back and this past year progressed to my neck. Walking, standing straight, and turning my head are challenges I face on a daily basis, taking an emotional toll on my outlook on life. Through Sydney’s zest for life and her unconditional love I accept and face my challenges with the same zest, knowing life is a special gift and each day should be appreciated and lived to its fullest. Sydney and I participated in this event last year and found it very rewarding. We are back for a second year to continue to raise awareness and support for dystonia patients and the foundations dedicated research.
Charlie and Terri Chapman
Thank you family and friends for supporting Sydney and I in this very important cause...
We love you!!!!
Terri - your courage is inspirational and your perseverance legendary! Thank you for your big heart and for all you have done for my kids… Read more
Terri - your courage is inspirational and your perseverance legendary! Thank you for your big heart and for all you have done for my kids and for so many others. May God bless you and your family always! Malini
Thank you for sharing your story. Your courage and zest for life are inspiring!
CJ and I have been blessed to you and the pups in our lives. You're spirit, drive and commitment are a gift to everyone.
Your zest for life is contagious and you brighten up our lives!
Jorge & Adriana Sanchez
Your courage is amazing. Thank you for sharing your gifts with my grandsons.