In 2016 I set up the UK branch of the 'Wheels to Help Me' loan service of donated carts for dogs with DM. From Saxa's cart and some amazing people who shipped their carts to me even from far away places such as Singapore and Hungary, it went from strength to strength and I now have over 70 carts, that have helped and are continuing to help dogs with DM. I went on to set up a FB group, 'The DM UK Fundraising group, to help spread Awareness about DM in the UK, raise funds for spares, repairs, DM research and shipping costs for the UK 'Wheels to Help Me' service. That same year I was invited to become the first UK based admin of the DM Awareness group.
Throughout these past 8 years I've gained a lot of knowledge about DM and important insights to what owners of dogs go through as they care for their beloved pups as well as their hopes and dreams for the future. In 2019, I was invited to sit on the board of the Finding the Cure4DM Foundation taking on the role as Presdient in 2022. Sadly, the Foundation had to close in Feb 2023, but we had just donated a substantial sum to the DM Consortium for research into a new drug to help slow progression of DM. All remaining funds were also donated to a large 501(c)3 organisation the AKC-CHF on the provision these funds would be put towards continued DM Research. Finding the Cure for DM, is not an easy task, there are still many unknowns about this insidious disease and research is expensive, but like many of the Volunteers before me, I will absolutely do my very best for every owner and DM pup going through this terrible disease now, or no longer with us, to work towards more education and awareness about DM, finding better treatments and ultimately a 'Cure4DM'