Dennis “DJ” Bowman

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Helping DJ find his dog


Like any parent, I strive to do everything possible to give my child an opportunity to live a happy, healthy life and give him the best possible future.

My son Dennis, (or DJ) has Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, fine and gross motor delay, Epilepsy, selective mustism, anxiety, speech delays, and some health problems. He is 7 years old and home schooled through a cyber-academy because he cannot handle being at school or anywhere where there are groups of children. But although DJ faces several challenges, we face them together, one step at a time.

In my efforts to find ways to enhance DJ’s progress, I came across an organization which provides service dogs trained specifically for children like my son. After going through the applications process, I happy thrilled to report that we were approved and accepted into the program! A service dog will greatly improve DJ’s quality of life by providing love, behavior disruption (he pulls out his hair, bangs his head, bites his nails till they bleed), detecting seizures, and he will be tethered to the dog while out in public because DJ is also a runner/wanderer.

As you can see, a service dog would help me on my quest to give DJ the best possible future.

It will cost 4 Paws approximately $22,000 to raise and train a service dog for my son. The money we raise will go to 4 Paws for Ability directly to help them in caring for and training these special animals. Our fundraising efforts will help to prevent a waiting list and keep us from having to pay to receive my son’s service dog. 4 Paws for Ability is a wonderful organization that helps many families and we are very excited to raise money so they can continue their amazing work over the world.

Any donations made should be made directly to, 4 Paws for ability 253 Dayton ave. Xenia OH 45385

Please make checks out to 4 Paws for Ability and please make sure to write on your check memo line – In honor of Dennis Bowman– so that we receive the points from your donation. ALL donations made are tax deductible as 4 Paws for Ability is a nonprofit 501c3 organization. Any services or products donated for an event is also tax deductible!

Thank you for your time and support,

Amy Swanson (DJs mom) 215-670-8956