I’m receiving word from different friends and professionals that my referral forms have been received and will be in the mail soon for PAD to review. These referral forms will help PAD decide if I’m a good candidate or not for their program.

I’m trying not to get my hopes up too soon, but I am allowing myself to feel happy. My main hope is that this dog (who may not even be born yet) will allow me to go off to school out-of-state and be a functional student without relying on family. I feel as though my academic life and future career are completely dependent on this service dog.