Love Stories Tag: Illness

Jessica + Dakota

In the fall of 2014, after three years of syncope (fainting) and seizure episodes, I was diagnosed with Dysautonomia (an abnormality of the autonomic nervous system). Until then, the episodes had been attributed to stress and trauma. After being removed from my family at age 16, I had been homeless… Read more »

Nadiya + Clara

Clara was definitely supposed to be a part of our family. She is a fury angel who watches over our child and keeps her safe. This abandoned German Shepherd mix had an important destiny to be a seizure alert dog for a very special child. Our daughter Nadiya is severely… Read more »

Carole + Titan

We adopted Titan in the spring of 2011. My husband and I thought we were rescuing Titan, but as it turned out, he did more for us than we would even imagine and, in a way, rescued us. My husband, Don, was being treated for cancer when Titan came into… Read more »

Bob + Frankie

There isn’t much of a reason to smile in our house. My husband, Bob, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia and independence is now a distant memory. No driving, no walking alone, no enjoyment, and help needed with everything. When asked if he would like to get a cat the… Read more »

Taylor + Daisy

I wasn’t expecting to adopt a cat the day I walked into the Jacksonville Humane Society. I have a habit of visiting the shelter just to cuddle with cute kittens and play with puppies but when I saw a little white fluff of a kitten, I knew I had to… Read more »