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Aidan White

By May 18, 2019 No Comments

Meet Aidan, he is a 12 year old boy, who has been struggling with a variety of health situation starting in early childhood.

Aidan has been diagnosed with ADHD, Autism Behavior (a very high functioning form of Autism), Severe Generalized Anxiety (SGA for short and similar to PTSD) and latest addition of Diagnosis are Seizures, where we are still working on determining the cause and triggers.

Aidan loves the Outdoors and being active, but has social interpretation difficulties. With that is not very comfortable in any kind of team sports. Not for the lack of trial though, he played soccer and tried his hand in other sports such as T-Ball and Lacrosse. 

He is a shy but happy young boy and would like to become an EMS or Paramedic. As for that interest, Aidan just recently started working with our local Fire Department and volunteering with every day chores such as cleaning, cooking and maintaining, in exchange the wonderful Norwich Township Fire Department is introducing him to what it means to be a Fireman/EMS, by answering questions and building firefighter related activities, even a sort of ‘homework/research project’

Since Aidan has spend a lot of time surrounded by physicians and people with illnesses, he wants to give back and train for a meaningful position in which he can do just that. Help others!

Aidan’s Service Dog shall be trained to assist him in leading as independent a Life as possible by alerting him to seizures, to give him a chance to administer his medication and find a safe space. But also by keeping him from bolting into danger zones, such as a busy parking lot or running traffic, in case of a stress or sensory trigger. As well shall the dog be trained to help correct behavioral issues and to provide Aidan with a sense of safety, confidence and a friend, plus a possible bridge to connect to others on a social Spectrum.

It will cost 4 Paws for Ability $40,000-60,000 to train a service dog to our son’s necessary requirements. 4 Paws asks that we help with $17,000 of that cost. Please remember that every single donation counts toward our goal! We understand if you cannot donate now, but please consider helping us when the time may be right for you.  We kindly request that all donations be made directly to 4 Paws. Donations can be made directly to 4 Paws for Ability in Aidan’s name (http://4PawsforAbility.org/donate-now) which you will include in the “Description” of your donation.  Checks can be mailed directly to 4 Paws:

4 Paws for Ability
In Honor of Aidan White
253 Dayton Ave.
Xenia, OH 45385

(Please include his name in the memo section of your check)

Thank You for your interest and support in any way,

Aidan White and Family

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