If you watch the video message above you will understand why a service dog is so absolutely necessary for Maddie.

Loveland, Ohio – Twenty-four-year-old Maddie Feder is having a fundraiser called “Pops for Pups” on 3 separate dates this summer to raise money for training for her service dog. She is trying to raise close to $10,000 for the medical portion of her dog’s training. Last year these fundraisers provided funds for the puppy’s advanced therapy dog training. When she reaches 1-1/2 to 2 years old she will be able to attend the medical training she will need to help care for Maddie.

Maddie has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Dysautonomia, and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. She also has Cranial Cervical Instability and will require neurosurgery one day. The above has led to many other conditions such as Addison’s Disease, Diabetes, 3 or 4 types of anemia, etc. She recently became paraplegic and they are trying to find the cause. Maddie has a port and a double-tunneled Picc line for IV nutrition, fluids, and meds.

Her family is currently waiting for her new personalized wheelchair to come. “Fortunately, we got a chairlift installed quickly,” said her mom, Heather Feder. “A split-level house is quite the challenge.”

Maddie has been through dozens and dozens of painful procedures and yet she still forges ahead. She cannot eat anything without going into anaphylaxis, yet remarkably she is an amazing baker and an amazing artist.

She has made hundreds of cake pops and cupcakes, as well as dog treats to sell at her fundraisers. People can enter a raffle to win $40 worth of baked goods from Maddie.

The Fundraising Dates are:

July 15 and 23, and on August 5th.

You can look up “Pops for Pups” and “Maddie’s Bakery” on Facebook.

Heather said, “This has been a very therapeutic hobby for her, as she can’t work or attend school.”

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