I would like to introduce you to our son, Jordan. At 18 months of age, he was still not talking. We had a speech teacher come in to help, and she observed several behaviors associated with Autism. We were immediately referred to a doctor in Hershey by our pediatrician. Jordan was diagnosed with Autism at 2 ½ years old.
Jordan is blessed with two amazing brothers who love him beyond words, and with a mother and father who go to the ends of the earth for him. The support of our loving family and friends has been amazing! Jordan is affectionate, loving and is making progress.
However, Jordan needs help with his more worrisome behaviors such as sensory overload and elopement. It’s been strongly advised that Jordan will benefit from a service dog. Our first reaction was one of disbelief: Could a dog actually help our son? After Dad’s research and Mom’s endless tears, we learned that this works for Autistic children. We also learned that this costs $17,000. None of which is covered by medical insurance. There is no way we can afford this, but one of our best friends recommended reaching out for help.
Not being comfortable with this, we know we have no other choice – that’s why you are receiving this. Very simply, we’re desperate. Any type of assistance, advice or help is greatly appreciated. Our dream is to see Jordan reach his goals with the support of his service dog. We know this will change his life!
It costs at least $40,000 to specially train a dog for Jordan. Families cover only a portion of that cost, a fee of $17,000. We are fundraising to help cover the fee required to provide Jordan with a life-changing service dog. Donations in support of Jordan should be made directly to 4 Paws for Ability – be sure to write Jordan Woodruff on the memo line. Mail checks to:
4 Paws for Ability
In Honor of Jordan Woodruff
253 Dayton Ave.
Xenia, Ohio, 45385.
If you wish to make an online donation, the website is www.4pawsforability.org/donate-now . Include Jordan’s name in the “instructions to merchant” through PayPal. You may also call to make a credit card donation over the phone at (937) 374-0385 – Monday thru Friday 9AM to 4PM EST.
Thank you for your support!