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MIDNIGHT AT THE MASQUERADE! A Murder-Mystery Benefit for Ollie the Service...

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Oasis Clubhouse Theatre

9503 Oasis Way Blvd Riverview, FL 33578

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Hello Detectives and welcome to my event page! With the help of the Murder Mystery Company Florida Troupe and myself, I am hosting a night at the Masquerade, where 100% of the proceeds are going towards the training of Ollie the service dog!

The rustle of silks and feathers under muted conversation was probably the last thing heard by the tragically and unexpectedly deceased at the Billionaires’ Club Annual Masquerade Ball. With a mystery under each feathery façade, unmasking the killer may be quite a challenge. It’s up to you to determine which partygoer is guilty, bring this crime to justice, and save the party!

Attend the Billionaires’ Club Annual Masquerade Ball and help get this soiree back on track by trading clues with your guests, gathering information, and solving the crime before the masked menace gets away! Evening wear, ball gowns, Venetian masks, suits, and tuxes are what to wear to this high class night of masks and murder. Get ready for a glamorous evening of mystery, intrigue, and murder.

Tickets for Murder Mystery Company's shows are normally $90, but for Ollie's event, you can get them for only $10!

The following is my story that led up to Ollie's Adoption:

Hello friends.

My name is Ally. I am a 21 year old college student at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida. I was diagnosed in September of 2016 with a chronic condition called Celiac Disease. For those who aren't familiar, Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder where the consumption of even the smallest particle of the gluten protein leads to damage in the small intestine. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and oats. Despite my rigorous, over-the-top efforts, I've struggled with still being sick in a world that is not yet gluten friendly. After continuing to be ill, even with adhering to a strict gluten free diet, I've decided to become a service dog handler.

My journey began when I was 11 years old. I was at a summer camp in North Carolina for two weeks when I came down with a nasty parasidic illness called cryptosporidium that I had contracted from lake water on site. Untreated for several weeks, this illness landed me in the hospital, where I was met with many other unforseen complications as they struggled to diagnose me. After many MRIs, they realized many of my vital organs for digestion had ceased functioning. Upon being prepped for a gall bladder removal surgery, the doctor abruptly haulted all preparation, as they had diagnosed me with cryptosporidium. Unfortunately, such a traumatic gastrointestinal disease ensured that my stomach and digestive system was never the same healthy functioning system it once was.


Many say a traumatic event to the body or mind can trigger autoimmune diseases to form. I fully believe that my Celiac Disease was "activated" because of this event. The doctors tried everything to return my system to a normal functioning level. They blamed it on Acid Reflux and Irritable Bowel Disease, but it took them 9 years to decide to do the endoscopy and biopsy required to diagnose Celiac.


A new journey began in April 2016. I was eating a meal at a local chicken finger restaurant in Tampa with my friends when suddenly I was punched in the gut by crippling stomach pain. I dismissed this pain as cramps or just gas from eating too quickly. But the pain persisted for days, weeks, and months after this meal. I visited many doctors offices who were inconclusive again about what was truly wrong with me. Eventually, they noticed that my c-reactive protein (a non specific inflammation protein produced by the liver that is only present when high amounts of inflammation are present in the body) was abnormally high. This triggered my gastrointerologist to begin colonoscopy and endoscopy work looking for inflammatory diseases such as Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. I mentioned briefly to the technition doing my procedures that my family has a high prevelance in Celiac Disease and that I would also like for them to check for that. After waking up from my procedure, the doctor reported terrible inflammation, swelling, and ulcers present in my small intestine, looking similar to Crohn's Disease. Less than a week later I received a phone call from the doctor with my biopsy results and lo and behold, it was Celiac. The fact I had not taken care of my Celiac for so many years had done so much damage that it looked like a much more severe case.


My life was completely turned upside down. Everything I once loved about food was completely changed in the matter of a minute. If you aren't aware, gluten can be present in almost anything; from deli meats, to egg cartons, to soy sauce, and even products that are labeled "gluten free". Gluten can be found in makeup, detergents, nail polish, and even packaging of products. It is virtually impossible to completely avoid it. Thats where a gluten detection dog would come in. These dogs are trained to smell even a trace of gluten in a product, even through the packaging.


Why is this so important, you may be asking yourself? Celiac is the only autoimmune disease that is completely controlled through diet. It is absolutely vital to the health of one who suffers from Celiac that they follow a completely gluten free lifestyle. Did you know that untreated Celiac could lead to the formation of other autoimmune disorders such as anemia, Type I Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Dermititis Herpitiformus, infertility, miscarriages, epilepsy, migraines, lymphoma, intestinal cancers, and so many more life-altering and potentially deadly conditions? Did you know that just one gluten protein exposed to the body can cause damage to the villi (small finger-like tissues in your stomach lining) that can be irreversible? Did you know that Celiac can be a fatal condition? These are just a few among the plethora of reasons I have decided to invest in a gluten detection service animal. This is not an easy task. Service dogs for Celiac Diseae can range from $2500 to $20,000 and I am a student. I am running into several challenges including society's "fad diet" mindset. I need YOUR help to make this possible and improve my own quality of life.


Also the great thing about this program is that it is tailored to my specific needs! I get to train the dog to also work with my asthma, Crohn's Disease, and my generalized anxiety/panic disorder. I have decided to do my best to get the most out of my money, all while still trying to save money. I have set a goal of $7,300 to cover the costs of training the dog on my own through a company called Creating New Tails and trips to and from Hollywood, FL for graduation and follow-ups, as well as shots and medical care for Ollie.


Any donation of any amount is appreciated. Thank you for your support. I can't wait to begin this new step in my journey to wellness.

Ally Clements




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