Interview for VoyageMIA: Jillian Skalky

Meet Jillian Skalky of Creating New Tails in Hollywood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jillian Skalky.

Jillian, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
At twelve years old, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. I suffered year after year with harsh limitations and chronic pain. As my diseased progressed, my inspiration for a healthy life slowly dissolved. After my surgery in April 2011, being on the brink of death, I finally was able to see that although I may be alive, I certainly was not living. It was time to make a change. My first step to living, as silly as it seemed, was adopting a puppy named Rosie. My little puppy raised me out of the reality I created over the past decade. My sweet Rosie reminded me of my purpose: helping others. At the time, I did not know but by letting this puppy into my life, I was in the making of a beautiful relationship and discovery. Rosie guided me on this journey and together we found our purpose. Training Rosie is what inspired me to train service dogs to help others. Today, I have my own Kennel and have helped numerous people get their life back with the assistance of a service dog.

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