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 »

Joey Raber

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 Meet Joey! Joey is an 11 year old boy from Westerville, Ohio. He loves all things Disney, Pixar, and Nickelodeon. He has many favorite character figurines and plush toys that he enjoys pretending with. Joey likes playing on his iPad, reading books, swimming, watching TV, and using his imagination. He is very dear to many… Read more »

Changes to 4 Paws for Ability Policy

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Fundraising Now Fee For Service Starting July 4, 2016 4 Paws for Ability will be required by IRS determination to eliminate their tax deductible family fundraising requirement in place of a fee for service.  Beginning the same date the fee for service will be $17,000. 4 Paws for Ability was selected for an audit in… Read more »

Ayden McPherson

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A Boy in Need of a Helping Paw My name is RaAnn McPherson and along with my 11 year old son, Ayden, we are trying to raise $15,000 in donations for a wonderful non-profit organization who is helping to change Ayden’s life. The amazing benefits Ayden, and others like him, will receive from a service… Read more »

Ty Spillman

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Ty is a happy, energetic 14 year old boy who lives with the diagnosis of Intractable Primary Generalized Epilepsy.  This means that he has a genetic form of epilepsy causing his whole brain to misfire leading to a seizure that is not able to be controlled with medication.  Most of Ty’s grand mal (tonic clonic) seizures… Read more »