Map set (A6) Illustrations as action for service dog Simba

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Read the full title Map set (A6) Illustrations as action for service dog Simba

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Oct 4-12

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Cards A6, 5 pieces. Cost € 10,- (excluding € 1.82 (2 stamps) shipping for 1 set).

"Do you make cards out of that?" I haven't kept track of who and how many times I've had this question over the years. I wanted that all too badly. And just when I'm having a harder time, there are often images that I turn into illustrations. It helps me enormously to create then. And there it is. My set of five cards. They are some cards, A6, printed on beautiful paper with relief structure. If you want to know why I made these cards and where the proceeds of the sale go, read on :)

I prefer to let the cards speak for themselves, and I don't want to tell you much else. The great thing about images is that you can and can feel what the image means to you. I love having them in my hands, writing on them. Maybe you want to, too, to send it to whoever can use it, or maybe to keep them yourself and give them a nice spot?

I don't just sell these cards. The money from the card set is for the assistance dog training of my dog Simba. Simba has been living with me since this summer. That's been the best choice in years! He makes me laugh, even when there's not much to smile about. Besides being a very nice little dog that enriches my life, I've taken the step that he's going to teach me to help with some things. In my childhood I have been through a lot; so much insecurity that I had to deal with depression and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome) later in life. I have been able to take many steps in this, but there are many complaints that may remain for a while. Complaints that did manage to complete an education, find work, be happy with incredibly nice people around me, a lot to do with my creativity, but there are complaints that also continue to give me a lot of weight in my life, over and over again. During my recovery I have now made the choice to train Simba to become a service dog. He's going to learn certain tasks to support me. For example, he can help me with my sleep problems that have been going on for years and which I have tried so much for. A dog can learn to signal and intervene in, for example, nightmares. And so there's a lot more he can learn.

The costs for a service dog are reimbursed for someone who is blind or someone who has contracted PTSD during his/her work, but unfortunately still (!) not for people like me. From my environment and own savings money has already been collected, for which I am very grateful, but because the training costs so much money I now use my creativity to further fund this project with Simba. Thanks to Simba and this step with him, I dare to live again.

If you've read this whole story, I want to thank you for that. For me, it's not just to share this, but it's something I want to share. I have the wish that there is less taboo and I have something to do with it myself I think! I'm glad I found something in my recovery process that lets me look further ahead, let me learn (because yes, that's what the whole process does). I've come to believe young that you're only strong if you keep going and hide your emotions. I've been ashamed of things that don't go well for a long time. By now I know that these are complaints that are logical responses to abnormal events. That insight has already helped me a lot. Nevertheless, I still felt that I could not share it, for example i.v.m. my work in the (youth) care and above all by shame and self-depre made. But now I know: I am strong, because of what I went through and who I became. And I still go on, but with this piece in my life full of things that have happened and with a bit of vulnerability and new meaning and courage.

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Oct 4-12

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Pascalle van Vliet

Pascalle van Vliet

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1 shop review

5 out of 5 stars
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Leonie Bouwman Jan 20, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Mooie kwaliteit kaarten en een goed doel om te steunen. De verzending was heel snel.

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