Evie Castle

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  Hi! I’m Evie Castle. Like lots of other four-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… Read more »

Trey Odell

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I’m Trey, and I am 6. My autism affects many aspects of my daily living. It inhibits my speech and communication. It is hard for me to say what I want to say and get people to understand what I mean. It is so frustrating! Dad and Mom say it lessens my impulse control and… Read more »

Swafford Family Helps with Class Shirts

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Cyndi Swafford has been helping each class produce class shirts for some time now.  Classes must provide the design, and Cyndi takes care of having them printed and getting them to each class (no small feat!).  Any overages from shirt prices is donated to back to 4 Paws!  Below are some shirt samples – if you would… 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 »

Elias Guzman

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Elias Guzman is an incredible 6 year old boy who happens to have Down Syndrome. He has great difficulty processing new situations causing him severe anxiety which leads to his withdrawal from his social environment, he is a non-verbal and that a big challenge for him. He suffer from Apnea and as a family we… 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 »

Jerica & Gabe VanNest

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  It has been said that a dog is a man’s best friend, and that a life without a furry sidekick is missing something. The life of a child with special needs is undoubtedly incomplete without the love and companionship of a beloved dog. 4 Paws Mission seeks to remedy this by training service dogs… Read more »

Joshua Gaffney

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Josh is a four- year-old boy with many diagnoses. He began making a strange noise at three weeks old when he was breathing; through much testing and a scope into his airway, this led to the diagnoses of hypoglottic stenosis (an airway that is only 25% as large as it should be that is easily… Read more »