Posts By: Jaki Waggamon

Shane Popiny

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Meet Shane Popiny! Shane is a 8 year old Stroke survivor and  has cerebral palsy  with foot deformity and expressive language disorder, along with other  medical diagnoses.  Shane is a patient at Children’s hospital of Philadelphia  and is on their stroke and cerebral palsy team.  Our son receives botox  injections every 4-6 months  to his entire… Read more »

Caylee Marshall

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Meet seven-year-old Caylee Marshall. Caylee has had a lot of health issues since birth. She was an extremely high risk pregnancy. She was born blue at 32 weeks. Later in NICU, she stopped breathing. She is developmentally delayed and started First Steps when she was about five months old. She is now in rehab at… Read more »

IRS Publishes End-of-Year Giving Tips

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4 Paws for Ability relies on the donation and support of donors to successfully complete their mission every year.  These donations com in all shapes, sizes, and forms!  We wanted to share some helpful information from the IRS on End-of-Year Gifts to help those considering making a donation to charity before the New Year!  … Read more »

Lita Brewington

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Lita Lynn is a bright 6-year old that is always on the move.  She has a kind heart and is a great helper of mankind.  She was born a month early but came home right away seemingly fine.  However, at 10 months she started having seizures that resulted in 3 stays in the Pediatric ICU.  The… Read more »

Ethan Long

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Ethan is an almost 3 year old amazing little boy. He was born with congenital scoliosis and deformed/missing left ribs which was causing breathing issues. At 9 months old he had two vertical expandable prosthetic titanium ribs (VEPTR’s) implanted and will require surgery every 4-9 months until he’s done growing in his teens.  At 20 months old Ethan was… Read more »

Emmeline Harris

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Our amazing 8-year-old Emmeline loves people, singing, playing outside, cuddling and riding her recumbent bike.  When Emmeline was one year old we found out that she has a rare genetic disorder called CHARGE Syndrome.  This make her life “complicated”.   CHARGE syndrome causes a wide range of challenges such as hearing loss, heart defects, airway abnormalities, feeding issues… Read more »

Amelia Brinker

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Amelia is 16 years old and suffers from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. She has burning, stabbing pain all of the time in her right leg. Last year she had surgery to repair two tendons that she tore playing soccer. The doctors are not sure why, but her central nervous system started to malfunction causing terrible… Read more »

Thank you Wristband Creation

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4 Paws would like to say a super huge thank you to Wristband Creation! They recently donated wristbands that were given our at our Volunteer Appreciation event! The wristbands read “4 Paws for Ability” and “Valued Volunteer”. Our human volunteers and their puppies are super grateful for this support and will be proudly donning their Valued… Read more »

Ethan Coultis

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Whether you know a lot about Ethan or are being introduced to him for the first time, we appreciate you taking time out of your busy life to learn about him. So, a big THANK YOU from our family! Ethan is an amazing 10 year old from Andover, KS. He loves playing ninja, video games,… Read more »

4 Paws Partners With Good World

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4 Paws for Ability has partnered with GoodWorld for easy online giving!  New donors can sign up at this link and will receive $10 to donation back to their organization!  Be sure to sign up with us today! According to their website, GoodWorld is disrupting philanthropy with simple donations, straight from the heart and… Read more »