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 »

Jimmy Garrison

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Jimmy Garrison’s Story Companion Leading to Independence My name is Jimmy Garrison.  I am 8 years old and in the second grade.  I live in Xenia, Ohio with my mom, stepdad, and 2 brothers.  I was born with Spina Bifida, and Hydrocephalus.  I am paralyzed from the waist down and have to be in a… Read more »

Ethan Rice

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Hello everyone! I would like to take a moment to thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to stop by and learn a little more about Ethan! My name is Yvone Rice and I am so lucky to have Ethan as my eldest son. We first noticed that Ethan had a problem when… Read more »

Claire Caskey

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A Tsunami brings change Our life was already on hyper stress.  We lived in Chicago with our 3 children.  The oldest, Claire, has Autism, Sensory Integration Disorder and ADD/LD.  In August of 2000 we moved from Northbrook, Illinois to Eden Prairie, Minnesota.  Kevin accepted a new job and this was an opportunity to move home. … Read more »

The McCart Family

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4 Paws for 4 Boys   We are the McCart Family. While we may look like your typical family with four active boys, we are actually quite unique and our world is most likely very different from yours!  Mason is our hugger, a sweet 11 year old social butterfly; you will not escape a hug from him.  At an… Read more »

2015 Donors

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Thank you so much to all of our donors!  The following donors made donations of more than $5000 in 2014! $50,000+ Anonymous Trust – $100,000 The E. Kenneth & Esther Marie Hatton Foundation – $50,000 The Calipari Foundation Inc – $50,000 $49,999 – $25,000  Tzell Travel Foundation c/o Tzell Travel – $31,056 Chardith Foundation – $25,000… Read more »

Grayson Wiedmer

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Meet me, Grayson! I am 16 months of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse lovin’, blue eyes, blonde hair, captivating personality, and a slight touch of off the charts ridiculousness jam packed into a tiny little warrior body. I don’t use the term warrior lightly or unjustifiably. Let’s rewind to 01-15-15…hello, world! Four hours after making my grand… Read more »

Brodie Fishwick

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This charming little man is Brodie Fishwick. He loves Paw Patrol, SpongeBob SquarePants, Minions, and all things outside. He is 4 years old and is special in his own way. Brodie was diagnosed with autism when he was 2 years old. Brodie has made remarkable advances, but it wasn’t always so easy. Brodie started out… Read more »