Courtney Golin lives with a variety of health conditions (Cerebral Palsy, Autism, OCD, Sensory Integration problems) that have impacted her ability to live independently. One of the most impactful conditions that she lives with is Epilepsy, which affects her every day. She is on a plethora of medications, natural remedies and has a VNS implanted in her chest to help regulate her seizures. All of these resources greatly help decrease her seizures, however, it is still something that she deals with frequently.
Courtney has been accepted through the 4 Paws for Ability organization to have her very own seizure alert dog. After a thorough application process, she was selected to receive her very own companion who can not only alert her when she is about to have a seizure but also let those around her know that she has had a seizure. These dogs are amazing animals and come at a price and applicants are encouraged to fundraise for the $17,000 that they cost. They are bred to meet Courtney’s specific needs and receive extensive training over a period of time. Once funds are raised, Courtney will attend a 12-day extensive training session with the selected dog before bringing it home. Unfortunately, none of the cost for a service dog is covered under insurance. It will truly be worth every penny to help improve Courtney’s quality of life and help her gain more independence. Those that know and love Courtney can imagine how impactful such a dog would be for her. She is so excited at the thought of having her very own furry companion, too.
We have created a fundraising page in hopes of starting to raise the funds for this amazing dog to come into Courtney’s life. The organization does not start the breeding and training process until the funds are raised, so we are eager to get this step in the journey going.
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported Tuesday one additional death from COVID-19 Monday, bringing the total number to 205 since the onset of the pandemic, confirmed spokesman Patrick Moody. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 36 additional deaths and 18,822 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 65,938 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
No. 6 College of the Canyons women’s basketball team won its fourth straight game 54-47 over West L.A. College at the Cougar Cage on Saturday, as Monique Febles finished with 17 points and LuLu Salloom pulled down 21 rebounds to keep COC in the win column.
Nominees for the 53rd NAACP Image Awards include CalArtians honored across several categories, including Outstanding Actor, Outstanding Animated Motion Picture, Outstanding Short Form (Animiated), Outstanding Children’s Program and Outstanding Animated Series.
Big Chicken, the star-powered chicken concept founded by legendary basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, announced today it has signed a franchise agreement with chiropractor Dr. Pat Khaziran and his business partner and Southern California restaurateur Andy Gitipityapon to open a location in Valencia.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced an extension of unlimited access to myON digital books and daily news articles for students in California until Monday, Feb. 28, 2022.
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported two additional deaths from COVID-19 Monday, bringing the total number to 204 since the onset of the pandemic, confirmed spokesman Patrick Moody. (One of those deaths was recorded Sunday).
Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang announced a corroborative effort with County Public Health officials that will include free COVID-19 vaccinations, booster shots, and PCR testing at three District Offices on Monday Jan. 24, Wednesday Jan. 26 and Sunday Jan. 30.
The Castaic Union School District is proud to announce that the Jene Fielder Trust Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. The program is open to past and present students of Castaic Middle School.
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control will teams up with Best Friends Animal Society to encourage county residents to “Live Large” with Adopt a Big Dog Special Discounts for large dogs through Jan. 31.