Lillie Auslander

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Thank you for taking the time to visit the 4 Paws for Ability website and for learning a little bit about our daughter, Lillie. Lillie is a bright, compassionate, and creative 8 year old girl. Like other girls her age, she is in Girl Scouts, takes gymnastics, and loves to paint. Lillie is also different… Read more »

Jackson Schnur

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Meet Jackson! He is our big, lovable, sweet and energetic 6 year old boy. His smile just gets you. He loves big hugs, the Music Together Hello Song, Baby Einstein videos and doing backwards somersaults He’s is truly full of love as he will go up to anyone and give them a hug! He’s the big… Read more »

Ellie Steimer

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Abrielle (“Ellie”) Steimer is a spunky, determined, bright 6-year-old who likes the color purple, horses, Tinker Bell, Minnie Mouse, and orange juice! We call her our sunshine girl because despite the struggles she faces every day, she has a huge smile and a contagious laugh! Ellie was born in 2010 and had a “normal delivery”… Read more »

Tyler Renfro

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Help our 7 year old, Tyler Renfro, surpass the challenges of non-verbal Autism and Type 1 Diabetes, with a multipurpose service dog Born typically developing in 2008, Tyler become vaccine injured at 18 months, losing all verbal communication skills and stuck at a cognitive age of 2 or 3. He was diagnosed with Autism at age 3…. Read more »

Ari Johnson

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On Nov. 8, 2008 sometime around noon, the world welcomed a very special little boy. His name was Ari. He was everything to us. The first child in what would become a family of 7. Ari was a fun and loving child, yet we started to notice a change in him around 18 months. Ari stopped… Read more »

Rusty Wilson

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Rusty is a 12-year-old boy from South Texas.  At the age of 3, Rusty was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Pervasive Developmental Delay (PDD).    Rusty is non-verbal and often frustrated by his lack of ability to communicate with those around him.  Rusty yearns for more independence, but he needs constant supervision for his… Read more »

Sam Wirsing

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Sam Wirsing is a dynamite boy with some challenges.  Sam has Down Syndrome, ADHD, and anxiety in large groups.  Sam’s impulsivity, stemming from and coupled with his conditions, can present real challenges for his family in keeping him safe.  Sam can be very outgoing and loves participating in a variety of exciting activities including soccer,… Read more »

Maddie Hawkins

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A Best Friend with 4 Paws for Maddie! Hi! My name is Madalyn but most everyone calls me Maddie!  I am 5 years old.  I love music, dancing, swimming and most of all my family!  I am fearless and love to explore wherever I am but I don’t understand danger and that worries mommy and… Read more »

Puppy Socks!

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Support 4 Paws for Ability and purchased your puppy socks!  Bakdrop is selling 4 Paws puppy socks for just one week!  Proceeds from sales will directly benefit 4 Paws for Ability and our programs to place service dogs with children and veterans.   Get your snazzy back to school socks here and lend a helping… Read more »

Katie Pack

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Katie is a loving and artistic 10 year old girl.  She loves animals and swimming. When Katie was 7 years old, she was diagnosed with absence seizures.  Since then she has been diagnosed with Refractory Jeavans Epilepsy, depression, and anxiety.  Refractory Jeavans Epilepsy is a rare form of epilepsy that is not controllable with medications. … Read more »