SD Gunner Fund Pays Off Medical Debt for 9 Local Families Before the Holidays

Thursday, December 21st, 2023

SD Gunner Fund, a nonprofit organization committed to supporting veterans, first responders, and children with disabilities, successfully raised funds for its annual Holiday Blessings Campaign, providing relief to local families in need. The initiative aims to alleviate the financial stress and worries of unpaid pediatric medical bills, allowing families to experience the joy of a debt free holiday season without worry of their children having to go without critical services.

This year, SD Gunner Fund collaborated with Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy and Coastal Pediatric Therapies, local clinics specializing in speech, occupational, feeding, and physical therapy for children. SD Gunner Fund, with the invaluable support of generous donors and supporters, covered the entire medical debts of nine local families, totaling $5,765. SD Gunner Fund also provides therapy dogs to both Chatterbox Pediatrics and Coastal Pediatrics, bringing comfort and assistance to the clients they serve.

“This holiday season, thanks to the incredible generosity of our donors, we’re making a world of difference for 9 local families,” shared Britnee Kinard, Founder of SD Gunner Fund. “Knowing the life-changing impact of pediatric therapy for children with developmental delays like our own, we’re thrilled to ease their financial burden. In a year filled with challenges, this gift ensures these families can focus on celebrating and watching their children thrive without the worry of missed therapy.”

SD Gunner Fund remains committed to providing life-changing services to veterans, first responders, and children with disabilities. Since its founding, SD Gunner Fund has provided fully trained service dogs for 85 veterans, first responders, and exceptional children, and 10 therapy dogs that reach more than 150,000 children and adults every year.

To learn more about SD Gunner Fund or to make a donation, please visit For inquiries regarding a 2024 Sponsorship, please contact [email protected].