Lloyd Morgan Trust

THE LLOYD MORGAN LIONS CLUBS

CHARITABLE TRUST

Recent Grant Approved

Sabina with Niles and friends at the Fundraising Soiree.

 

Applicant Club

 Wanaka Upper Clutha Lions

District

 202 - F

Purpose of application

Assist to purchase a “Assistance Dog” for Sabina

Trust Support

 $5,500.00

 

Sabina Gibson is a 10year old girl who lives in Hawea with her family Mum, Dad older brother and sister and attends the local Hawea Flat School.

Sabina has a rare genetic disorder called Neurofibromatosis Type 1. 

The range and severity of symptoms varies greatly among sufferers and the rate of its progression is not predictiable. Sabina struggles to make sense of the world around her at times and craves social interaction but gets very sad and frustrated when she is excluded or rejected, more so as she becomes older.

Just over a year ago Niles, a golden labrador Assistance Dog supplied by Assistance Dogs NZ (ADNZ),  joined the family giving Sabina an opportunity to live as happy and fulfilled a life as possible.

After intense training for all the family, Niles has become Sabina's very own unflappable companion – the one constant in her life.  She can rely on him to keep her calm, keep her safe, be a non-judgement "person" to talk things over with and give unconditional love. Niles has already proved to be extremely valuable by lessening anxiety levels in unfamiliar situations and giving Sabina the confidence and motivation to engage in activities that would have once been well out of her comfort zone.

With his special blue coat on Niles has made the public aware of and more understanding of her disability – with the exception of the many overseas tourists who just want to pat him and take photos!!!. 

The Wanaka Upper Clutha Lions involvement with this project began with the Club co-ordinating the 2016 Annual Street Appeal collection for Assistance Dogs in Wanaka. 

For the family this was one of the first "public" outing with Niles and it was quite a daunting task for them but they coped well with the whole family taking part.

Sabina and Niles with her brother Tom

 

Letter of thanks from Wanaka Upper Clutha Lions Club

Donations can be sent to:

Lloyd Morgan Lions Clubs Charitable Trust

 

Direct Debit to Bank A/c - BNZ 02-0528-0038410-00 [Identy your Club]

 

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