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 Kaiden Setty below. Please help make this dream come true!Browse All Dreams
Three-year-old Kaiden Setty has been through so much in his short little life; he never loses his smile and never gives up. His parents say he is the strongest little boy they know.
Kaiden was fostered and then adopted by parents, Ashley and Jerred. Kaiden had an extremely traumatic start at birth; he went without oxygen to the brain for five minutes, from that he suffered Stage 4 brain bleeds and hydrocephalus. Kaiden has had five shunt surgeries in his life and an infection in his cerebral spinal fluid. He was also diagnosed with Spastic Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy. His parents were told that he would never be able to do anything for himself and would be wheelchair dependent for the rest of his life. He has shocked all doctors with his tremendous progress, through lots of therapy and his determination.
Kaiden had his first seizure in 2020, so epilepsy was added to his diagnosis along with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and a Cognitive Impairment. A few months ago, Kaiden had a life changing operation called a selective dorsal rhizotomy that removed the spasticity from his legs that will give him a better chance at walking and living a more independent life.
How a Service Dog Can Help
The Setty family continues to search for other ways to provide independence for Kaiden and reached out to 4 Paws for Ability for a service dog to help with mobility and seizure alert/response. Below are the tasks Kaiden’s service dog will perform:
- retrieve items
- push automatic buttons in public
- carry items in a dog backpack
- open and close doors
- hit elevator buttons
- perform behavior disruption
- provide support and companionship
- alert when Kaiden is having a seizure
- balance support
- mobility tasks on parent command
Thank you for reading Kaiden's story!
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 Kaiden Setty should be made directly to 4 Paws for Ability – be sure to write Kaiden Setty on the memo line.
Mail checks to: 4 Paws for Ability In Honor of Kaiden Setty 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 Kaiden Setty 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.