Make a Dream Come True

Ezra Santos

By December 23, 2020 No Comments

Ezra Santos is a sweet, happy, energetic 4-year-old who has an extremely rare genetic condition that is causing him to lose all his abilities. Ezra is expected to be completely wheelchair bound, unable to speak, eat, and control any of his movements within the next few years. He has seizures that will likely become harder to control and his respiratory health will decline. A service dog will have a huge impact on Ezra’s quality of life. We are so thankful that 4 Paws for Ability has approved him to receive a dog.


What a service dog can do for Ezra:

·         Alert parents of seizures

·         Provide comfort

·         Calm Ezra when he is upset

·         Help improve sleep by snuggling and being present

·         Provide some mobility tasks like opening doors

·         Attend appointments with Ezra

·         Form a social bridge with other kids

·         Companionship


How the Community Can Help


It costs 4 Paws for Ability between $40,000 – $60,000 to train and properly place each service dog. Their funding model is partial payment for services, meaning they cover a portion of the cost and we as a family are responsible for a service fee of $17,000, so we are asking for your help in our efforts to raise the money needed for our son to become one of the many children benefiting from a service dog.


Donations can be made via credit card or check:


1.      Credit card donations can be made directly to 4 Paws via Mighty Cause,

2.      Credit Card payment over the phone at 4 Paws by calling 937-374-0385 Monday through Friday 9 AM to 4 PM EST, mention that your donation is for Ezra Santos.

3.      Checks can be made payable to 4 Paws for Ability with ‘Ezra Santos’ on the memo line and mailed to:

4 Paws for Ability

In Honor of Ezra Santos

207 Dayton Ave.

Xenia, Ohio 45385