Make a Dream Come True!

Every day, families around the country are raising money so their children with disabilities can receive service dogs to improve their lives. You can read some of the stories here of the children and their families working to reach their goals. Please help make a dream come true!

Norah Bailey


This is our beautiful 5-year-old angel, Norah Bailey. Norah was born on July 12, 2014 and suffered a massive stroke around the time of her birth. The stroke damaged the entire left side of Norah’s brain causing partial paralysis of her right side, gross & fine motor difficulties as well as developmental delay. She began therapy at 5 months old and up until the age of three, saw multiple therapists 3 times a week. Shortly after Norah’s third birthday we began noticing some odd behavior that began as an unusual stare. The look soon evolved into a terrified stare accompanied by a strong burst of stiffness and labored breathing. We were terrified. The neurologist soon confirmed that Norah was indeed experiencing seizures – something that was not uncommon given the traumatic brain injury she suffered at birth. Norah battled with seizure control over the next two years as her episodes began to worsen. At one point she was having up to 12 per day and even experiencing seizures th...

Samuel Jenkins


We are trying to raise money for my son Samuel Jenkins to receive a service dog from 4 Paws for Ability. Those who know Sammy know he loves animals and that he struggles quite often. Samuel was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder along with Hypotonia, Sensory Integration Disorder, Language Delay, and Impaired Social Interaction. He is currently considered nonverbal. He can be an extremely anxious kid. We try our best to keep him happy and comfortable, but it can be difficult at times, especially with the lack of communication. We are most challenged when Sam is out of the home. Seeing the way Sam is with animals, I just know a service dog is the right choice. A service dog for Sam would be a means for further comfort and security along with companionship for both him and our family, in and out of our home. Sam tends to have meltdowns and/or stim loudly whenever he is overly anxious or frustrated from not being able to understand us or vice-versa. A service dog would be trained ...