- What happened when Shelby was diagnosed may shock you.
- From working as a makeup artist in TV and movies to relying on a service dog and teaching others the importance of service dogs.
- People tend to pay attention when you’re dying.
- Doctors not doing the right tests
- The medical industry needs to get with the times because things are so different now.
- Eating is a challenge because of gastroparesis. I get a lot of back pain that a 28-year-old shouldn’t have. POTS and dystonia are heavy which makes showering really hard.
- I have low blood sugar problems which means I get really low levels when I go to bed which can lead to seizures.
- How do you train a service dog?
- *BONUS* Catch Shelby’s dog Luna in the background of the video on YouTube (search disabled to enabled) she is adorable.
- How to handle the general public when they approach your service dog and
- Tips for the general public on how to respond to a service dog.
- Did you know? A dog can smell the slightest hint of a chemical in the equivalent of 3 Olympic sized swimming pools?
- Check out https://www.starfleetservicedogs.org/
- Shelby’s best advice for others diagnosed with a chronic illness.
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Medical professionals are told: When you hear hoofprints look for horses, not zebras. Meaning, if you think somethings wrong don’t think it’s anything too serious.