Charlotte S

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A victim of the opioid crisis, some said she didn’t have a chance. This little girl was born addicted and then abused. Left a shaken baby with a crushed skull, broken ribs, and sprained neck at two months of age, her future was bleak and heartbreaking. She had cortical blindness, cerebral palsy and global developmental delays due to head trauma. But she survived and was placed with a new adoptive family.

Fast forward 2 ½  years. Meet our sweet Charlotte: resilient, a miracle. She is brave, happy, and full of life! She loves to learn, loves music, always wants to snuggle, and really enjoys food. She has an adorable sense of humor and silliness. Since coming to our family she has exceeded many medical expectations!

With each new challenge, and there has been a multitude of them, Charlotte faces them with bravery and determination. She is now learning words, she sings, she plays games, she runs with her siblings in a gait trainer. She loves to jump – many things that were not initially predicted as possible for her to do. Our family is committed to giving Charlotte every potential opportunity to succeed and achieve more independence and happiness in life.

The next opportunity we have discovered is with 4 Paws for Ability. We learned that a service dog could assist Charlotte with retrieving dropped items due to limited grasping strength. They could assist her with mobility. The dog can provide balance and help with navigation and maneuverability when in her gait trainer. Additionally, the dog could help with her floor physical therapy exercises that work on her core strength and balance as well as provide companionship and encouragement during medical appointments. These type of dogs also provide safety and security in unfamiliar settings, like going to school for the first time.

Lastly, service dogs help to create a social bridge for disabled children, helping them make friends and interact socially. We believe Charlotte deserves all of these things! Would you consider helping us making this a reality for her? Will you help us invest in Charlotte’s future? Having a service dog today will completely change her quality of life tomorrow! If you can help us, please visit: www.4pawsforability.org/donate-now. Include Charlotte’s name in the “Instructions to Merchant” if paying through PayPal. You can also mail a check with Charlotte’s name on the memo line as well. The address is as following:

4 Paws for Ability
In honor of Charlotte S.
253 Dayton Ave.
Xenia, Ohio 45385

Thank you so much for your time in reading this and your consideration of Charlotte’s needs. Due to the safety of our daughter, we are unable to post her story or full last name on social media. We would be happy for you to share privately with others, but please understand the privacy needed in her situation. 

Love, The S. Family