Posts By: Jaki Waggamon

Harlan Hawkins

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Harlan has been diagnosed with epilepsy, global developmental delays, restless leg syndrome, and possible speech apraxia. We are still early in our journey through the special needs world, and are currently still seeking additional diagnoses to explain a few more of his complex issues. At 3 and a half, Harlan spends his weeks attending private… Read more »

Alexijanae Kanani Oliveira-Golden

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My child’s full name is Alexijanae Kanani Oliveira-Golden. She had medical issues at birth. She is suffering from a rare disorder called Schizencephaly. And Texas Children’s Hospital diagnosed her with Dyskinetic quadropalegic cerebral palsy in 2008. She has clefts in the hemisphere surface. It’s a disorder that takes place in normal neuron migration during the… Read more »

Dodge Coy

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Dodge Coy needs a service dog Dodge is an autistic 5-year old boy with extreme sensory processing challenges.  This causes Dodge to either crave sensory input in the home by repetively jumping, spinning, or moving with no concern for personal safety; this same sensory processing challenge causes him to be overwhelmed in public, which can… Read more »

Kendall Wirth

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Our daughter, Kendall, is a 3.5-year-old girl from Florence, NJ with Autism. She has many challenges and limitations in her daily life which make things harder for her, and us, her family. She wanders and runs away and while it’s common for kids with ASD, it is terrifying and nerve wracking for us. Because of… Read more »

Ryland Houk

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Whether you know a lot about Ryland or are being introduced to him for the first time, we appreciate you taking time out of your busy lives to learn about him. So, a big THANK YOU from our family! Let me introduce you to Ryland.  He loves owls, minecraft and “playing” the electric guitar. Ryland looks very… Read more »

Max Gagner

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This lovely little boy is Max! He is a very sweet 5 year old boy who loves animals, playing on the phone, and helping others.  He was diagnosed when he was 3 years old with Autism, ADHD, mood dysregulation and sensory processing disorder. As he has grown we have learned he has generalized anxiety and… Read more »

Alexander Helm

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FIVE-YEAR-OLD BOY IN NEED OF LIFE-SAVING AUTISM ASSISTANCE DOG  Xander Helm is five years old and has two sisters. He attends kindergarten at Abraham Lincoln Elementary and is very active. He is constantly running and jumping. Anybody that knows him knows that he is such a sweet, lovable little boy. Xander enjoys doing puzzles, music,… Read more »

Freedom from “dis” Ability Gala and 20th Anniversary Celebration

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4 Paws for Ability is excited to share that 2018 marks 20 years of freedom from disability through the placement of task trained service dogs with children and veterans. Founder, Karen Shirk, envisioned a place where every person with a disability was viewed as equal, valuable, and important following her own struggles to obtain a… Read more »

Vincent Wilch

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Greetings, from the Wilch family! We are a military family stationed in San Antonio, Texas. Our 5 year old son, Vincent, has special needs and our infant daughter is medically fragile. Vincent has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS, an uncommon speech motor disorder), and Eosinophilic… Read more »

Isabella Brook

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Isabella is a energetic 6 year old little girl who has Down Syndrome, Autism and is visually impaired. Isabella was adopted from an orphanage in Ukraine at 11 months old where she laid in a crib every day, with no comfort, no toys, little human interaction. She was given up in her country because having… Read more »