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Portsmouth Woman Writes Song To Say Thanks To Charity For Assistance Dog That Changed Her Life

Tuesday 6 November 2018


From UK news outlet The [Portsmouth] News:


Rachel Rawlings and Darcy
Milton resident Rachel Rawlings who suffers from ME, with
her partner dog Darcy who has transformed her life.
(Picture Ian Hargreaves)

Portsmouth woman writes song to say thanks to charity for assistance dog that changed her life

By Ellie Pilmoor
Friday 02 November 2018
©2018 Johnston Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

FOR years Rachel Rawlings suffered to cope with a series of disabilities that left her housebound and in constant pain.

But thanks to charity Canine Partners, the 27-year-old’s life has been turned around after she got assistance dog Darcey.

In the last year, Rachel has been able to start leaving the house again, attend university for her PhD and improve her mental health all because of the three-year-old golden retriever.

To show what Darcey means to her, Rachel, from Fratton in Portsmouth, has written a song which she has uploaded to YouTube and shared with Canine Partners.

She said: ‘Three years ago I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (PoTS).



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