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 Molly Cromer below. Please help make this dream come true!Browse All Dreams
Molly is a beautiful, funny, imaginative, wild, and fun-loving 4 year old who loves her people and animals fiercely. A few days after she was born, Molly was diagnosed with Medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD). MCADD is an inherited disorder that prevents her body from breaking down certain fats and converting them into energy. As a result, the level of sugar in her blood can drop dangerously low (hypoglycemia). MCADD is a lifelong condition that Molly will never outgrow. Left untreated, hypoglycemia caused by MCADD can lead to seizures, breathing difficulties, coma, brain damage, and even death.
When Molly becomes sick, her body uses all of the energy it has to fight off the illness, often depleting her blood sugars and she ends up in the emergency department to be admitted for days of intravenous treatment to prevent metabolic crisis. Molly's MCADD has affected her life in ways her family never imagined. She has not been able to attend school or church, she's never participated in sports, and she has had very few play dates with friends. This little girl who loves to live life to the fullest has had to miss out on so many experiences because of her medical condition.
Through the help of family and friends, Molly is on a new and exciting journey to receive a medical alert dog from 4 Paws for Ability. A specially trained glucose detection dog has the ability to detect when blood sugars are dropping and will signal to their owner that they are in danger. A medical alert service dog will be nothing short of life-changing for Molly, allowing her to attend school, church, sports, play, and just be a kid!
4 Paws for Ability invests thousands of hours and dollars into breeding, training, and matching the perfect dog with their handler. The family’s financial responsibility is only $17,000. Molly’s family hopes to raise awareness for MCADD and medical service dogs through fundraising efforts.
Thank you for walking beside Molly on this incredible journey.
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 Molly Cromer should be made directly to 4 Paws for Ability – be sure to write Molly Cromer on the memo line.
Mail checks to: 4 Paws for Ability In Honor of Molly Cromer 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 Molly Cromer 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.