Every day, families around the country are raising money so their children with disabilities can receive service dogs to improve their lives. You can learn about Cameron Stowe below. Please help make this dream come true!Browse All Dreams
Cameron is a typical 13 year old boy who loves to play video games and ride his bike. He also loves to play with his cars and trucks, and go swimming.
However, things were never very easy for Cameron from the very beginning. When he was born, his stomach was not attached to his esophagus and he was flown to another hospital to have a 7 hour surgery, where they gave him a 50/50 chance to live. However, our little survivor pulled through. That was the first challenge in his life, and since then he has many others to deal with. Cameron was diagnosed with autism, an intellectual disability, and most recently, epilepsy. Cameron has always struggled with anxiety and has repetitive behaviors, but ever since the seizures have started his behaviors have changed. He now has a lot of meltdowns and becomes more confrontational. He seems much more distressed and not at peace many times. It makes us very sad to see our sweet little boy this way.
Cameron is very excited that he has been accepted to get a service dog. We feel a service dog could add a lot value to his life. The service dog could help to calm him when having a meltdown, help to disrupt repetitive behaviors, help with his anxiety (especially with all his doctors appoints, he gets very anxious), form a social bridge with other kids, help with life skills and responsibility with caring for the dog, and alert if Cameron is having a seizure.
We would greatly appreciate any support you could give!
How Can You Help?
It costs 4 Paws between $40,000-$60,000 to raise, train, and place a service dog. Our family has to raise $17,000 of that to pay for a service dog.
Donations by check in support of Cameron Stowe should be made directly to 4 Paws for Ability – be sure to write Cameron Stowe on the memo line.
Mail checks to: 4 Paws for Ability In Honor of Cameron Stowe 207 Dayton Ave. Xenia, Ohio, 45385
If you wish to make an online donation directly through the 4 Paws For Ability website, click HERE. Be sure to include Cameron Stowe in the memo line so that the amount is credited to the correct account!
If you would prefer to make a credit card payment over the phone, please call 4 Paws For Ability at 973-374-0385, Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm.