Posts Categorized: Make a Dream Come True

Samuel Stephens

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Sam has had challenges since he first drew breath. He was born face up and was unable to cough out the amniotic fluid in his lungs. He spent the first few hours of his life, unbeknownst to the nurses, in respiratory distress. Once his respiratory issues were discovered, he was quickly transported to Neonatal Intensive… Read more »

Evie Castle

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Hi! I’m Evie Castle. Like lots of other three-year olds, I love the playground, eating pizza, watching Dora the Explorer, and reading Pete the Cat books. A few days before my third birthday, I was diagnosed with Autism, which basically means that I learn a bit differently than others. I haven’t let my diagnosis get… Read more »

Jeffery Staples

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Jeffery seems like any normal 10 year old boy in Shenandoah, VA, but people who spend a lot of time with him realize that he’s not. Jeffery has been officially diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder) and Mood Disorder Unspecified, which means he’s too young for an official diagnosis for… Read more »

Olivia Anders

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Our daughter, Olivia, has received special education services since she was 9 months old. Born at 34 weeks gestation, Olivia faced immense health problems during the first 4 years of her life including anemia, an open heart valve which closed with medication, torticallis, plagiocephaly, severe oral phase dysphagia, PICA, salmonella poisoning, multiple protein food allergy which… Read more »

Andrew Yocum

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Six-Year-Old Ohio Boy in Need of Life-Saving Seizure Assistance Dog Andrew Yocum came into the world on May 5, 2008. He was perfectly healthy until his first seizure at three and a half years old. He was diagnosed with Epilepsy. Within the first year of his Epilepsy diagnosis; he had four cases of pneumonia, became allergic to… Read more »

Caroline Kahle

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Help us support 4 Paws for Ability’s mission to place service dogs with children, including a diabetic alert dog for our daughter, Caroline Amazingly enough, service dogs can be trained to detect blood sugar levels in individuals with diabetes, and alert them when their sugar is outside of a healthy range. 4 Paws for Ability… Read more »

Hannah Sichelstiel

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I would like to introduce you to our daughter, Hannah.  Hannah blessed our family June 30, 2003 and made our family complete.  She was perfect!  Our world came to a complete halt on September 5, 2003; Hannah had her first seizure. Hannah’s life began with many and multiple types of seizure.  Her very first few… Read more »

Trissanna Hunter

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A Multipurpose dog needed for my Zebra Trissanna My story is about my beautiful Zebra Trissanna. Trissanna was born in 2001 with a rare syndrome called EDS (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome). By the age of 2 she started showing signs of EDS. It wasn’t until the age of 9 she was finally diagnosed with 2 types, type… Read more »

Jayden Livermore

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Jayden is a 7 year old boy who is in second grade and is in an autistic support classroom. He struggles with self control and a lot of sensory issues. He has an intellectual disability which puts him at the level of a four year old. Jayden not only has autism but also struggles with health issues. This past summer he… Read more »

Zebadiah Chambliss

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We have applied for our son to receive a tasked-trained Autism Assistance Dog, and he is approved! Now you may wonder why exactly does he need an Autism Assistance Dog and what can this dog do for him? Forty-nine percent of children with Autism wander…our son is part of that statistic. This is our biggest… Read more »