Posts By: Jaki Waggamon

Levi Vernon

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Meet Levi, our active, curious, and charming eight-year-old. Levi has Down syndrome and his learning difficulties make his safety a big concern for our family. Because of this, he requires constant supervision. In addition to Down syndrome, Levi has speech apraxia and could not tell someone his name or our phone number if he ever… Read more »

Izaac Reese

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It was 8pm Friday, October 24, 2008 when the Department of Child Services called, “We are in need of an emergency foster care placement for a medically fragile 8-week old infant for a few days. Your name was given as a potential placement. Can you help?” With a brief account of Izaac’s situation, medical condition… Read more »

Louie Rufener

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Louie is a bright and beautiful 10 year old boy. He is very friendly, open, and loves to be of help.  He delights in the opportunity to help or teach children smaller than he.   He loves books and nature and is more comfortable outdoors than anywhere else.  His favorite activity is creating artwork and he… Read more »

Toby Holt

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Hello, my name is Toby Holt, and I’m 11 years old. I love Star Wars, Minecraft, playing Star Wars Battle Front on the Xbox, Legos, board games and being with friends. I play Miracle League Baseball, wheelchair track, and sled hockey. When I grow up I want to go into the medical field, maybe even… Read more »

Sloane Carter

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We’re the Carters from Texas and this is the story of our little girl Sloane. Sloane was born fearfully and wonderfully made on July 7, 2015.  She came into the world in dramatic fashion with an emergency c-section and spent her first 12 hours in an oxygen concentrator after having to be intubated to clear her airway. From… Read more »

Dallas Pierce

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Dallas is a very sweet boy. He’s got a heart full of love and he is a blessing to his family and everyone who knows him. When Dallas was 4 years old he was diagnosed with ASD and Global Delay Disorder. This makes things harder for him, like communication, making friends or transitioning away from… Read more »

Warren S

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We are working with 4 Paws For Ability to bring home a service dog for our 6 year old son, Warren.  4 Paws for Ability is a non-profit organization located in Ohio, that has been around for the past 20 years and is one of the only organizations that have a focus on providing service… Read more »

Sonia Mann

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Sonia is a charismatic 5 year old with several developmental disabilities, several symptoms of Autism, and an intense connection to animals.   She has made enormous strides with the help of devoted specialists and loving family, but we believe a canine companion is the missing link in her treatment plan. Sonia, like many children with autism, often… Read more »

Kayla Gergich

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4 Paws for Ability for Kayla Gergich We are the Gergich family!  We live in Jonesborough, TN with our 2 beautiful daughters Kayla and Kallie. In May of 2009, after years of developmental delays, our oldest daughter Kayla suffered her first seizure at only 4 years old. Within a week we received her life changing… Read more »

Finn Catalanotto

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Finn Catalanotto, age eleven and a half, is no stranger to Autism Service Dogs. He spent ten days with his family in Xenia, Ohio, at 4 Paws for Ability, getting trained and partnered up with his service dog Echo many years ago. Ever since the training, Finn can be seen all over Cincinnati, where he… Read more »