Molly Wright

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Molly is a ten-year-old girl who has been dealing with the effects of an unknown disease since November 4, 2009. On that day, Molly, a normally happy active baby girl woke up unhappy and seemingly tired. It was mere days before she turned nine-months-old and she wasn’t yet talking. We couldn’t ask her what was wrong, so we took her temperature – it was normal – and told the babysitter she seemed more tired than usual. By that afternoon Molly could neither sit nor stand and she was in tremendous pain. The next morning she was paralyzed from the waist down.

The next 5 years were filled with travel to consult with countless doctors, genome sequencing, biopsies, and therapies. Molly now has an agreed upon diagnosis that doesn’t quite fit, Transverse Myelitis, but is everyone’s closest guess. No one knows for sure though, so we are left watching, waiting, wondering, and dealing with the results. 

Molly is a fighter. She has fought back from paralysis to sitting, to standing, to taking a step, and then to walking with assistance. She is the first person to show concern for others and the first person to work to make sure everyone is included. Unfortunately, she herself cannot keep up with her peers anymore due to her reliance on her crutches and a wheelchair. As a result of this, we are raising funds through 4 Paws for Ability to provide Molly with a service dog to help her with her balance and mobility. The cost of training a service dog is between $40,0000 and $60,000 and 4 Paws for Ability asks that each family raise $17,000 of that cost. We are asking our friends and family to consider a donation to 4 Paws for Ability in Molly’s name. Every single donation to 4 Paws will help towards our goal. We kindly request that all donations be made directly to 4 Paws for Ability in Molly’s name (https://4pawsforability.org/donate-now). Please include Molly’s name in the description line of your donation. If you prefer, checks can be mailed directly to 4 Paws for Ability at: (Please include Molly’s name in the memo section of your check.)

 

4 Paws for Ability
In Honor of Molly Wright
253 Dayton Avenue
Xenia, OH 45385

Thank you for your consideration,

Doug, Sharon, & Molly Wright

 

Kylie Vogt

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Kylie is an amazingly happy little girl. She has been through so much!! Not knowing what Kylie will do, she has conquered SO much! She learned to crawl at 2 almost 3 then at 3 while close to the end of her first year in preschool learned to WALK!!! This did not come without its challenges. She is still a little unstable, but works through it and tries so hard!!!! She has learned to "run." We call it Kylie's run. She is non verbal, but has also made soooo much progress in vocalization!!! She is trying to say NAMES of everyday people that she is around. Also many people are well aware of Kylie's seizures, which might I add are very scary!!!! In true Kylie form when she does have an episode she takes it like a champ and FIGHTS!!!! She hasn't had many surgeries but has had a few: tonsils and adenoids removed, ear tubes various times along with a few other procedures. Kylie fights and pops right back up EVERY single time!!! This child lets nothing stop her!!! Kylie's genetic abnormality gives her a very slight increase of developing cancer, which obviously doesn't mean much to Kylie but she keeps fighting!!! With all the appointment, scares and tears we have had with her, she is ALWAYS HAPPY and ALWAYS FIGHTING! With all the fighting it's our turn to make something happen for her that will give her more independence and more FREEDOM! Which she so much deserves.  She deserves to try and be a "typical" child as much as possible, and this dog will give her that opportunity!!!  This will also give her dad a little bit less anxiety when it comes to Kylie. When she is playing if he turns his backs for a second there is a companion ALWAYS watching out for this little girl!!! No matter the amount every little bit will help!!!! Please help us reach our goal and get Miss Kylie her Dog, her little bit of independence.  

Luca DePinto

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Luca is a bright and beautiful eight-year-old boy.  He is very friendly, open, and loves to be of help.  He delights being in the outdoors and using his limited verbal communication skills to play with other children in the community.   He loves to look at his books in his room.  He loves nature and is more comfortable outdoors than anywhere else.

The Autism Spectrum Diagnosis

Luca was diagnosed with Mild to Moderate Autism in 2012. Mom, Kathleen, explains: “This has caused a total change to our family and we are educating our family members to the best of our ability.  Luca struggles to cope with the world around him and the turmoil inside.  His motor planning disorder means that he is often unable to verbally express the thoughts in his head.” Luca is enrolled in speech and occupational therapy, which are helping, but he really struggles with some sensations he encounters from the minute he awakens. Everything from wearing appropriate clothing and brushing his teeth, to the sounds of his home and family around him, even the appearance and order of objects in his environment create impediments to his ability to function.   He can be easily overwhelmed and upset.  When that occurs, Luca frequently runs away without regard to his safety.  He has run into traffic, water, and other hazards.

How an Autism Assistance Dog Will Help

Having an assistance dog to partner with Luca would be life-changing–providing independence, security, and comfort.  A service dog will help keep Luca safe by using a tether when hand-holding is overwhelming for him.  The dog will be trained to alert to his parents when Luca bolts and runs away and will be trained to track him. His dog will be taught behavior disruption techniques, which could provide calming sensory input, interrupt or redirect inappropriate behavior, provide familiarity in unfamiliar circumstances, and be a friend that can walk with him through the anxious circumstances of his life.  His dog would assist Luca in attending more family functions and activities rather than having him isolate himself.

4 Paws for Ability

“Our family chose 4 Paws for Ability because it started the Autism Assistance Dog with search and rescue ability and is the largest organization providing Autism Assistance Dogs to children with no minimum age and no geographic restriction. It costs 4 Paws more than $40,000 to raise and properly train a service dog with our son’s specific needs in mind,” Kathleen noted. His family is committed to raise $17,000 in support of the 4 Paws mission. The money will go directly to 4 Paws for the purpose of helping them care for and train his life-saving dog.  4 Paws can be seen in action in Episode 1 of “Dogs” on Netflix.

How You Can Provide This Life-Saving Gift

If you can help Luca, please visit the 4 Paws Donation Page (http://www.4PawsForAbility.org/donate-now). Include Luca’s name on the donation as instructed in the “Description” field of the form on the second page of the Authorize.net donation.  Donations can also be made by mailing a check with Luca’s name on the memo line to:

4 Paws for Ability
In Honor of Luca DePinto
253 Dayton Ave.
Xenia, OH 45385

Theresa Neumann

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This adorable 12 year old is Theresa Neumann, otherwise known as Tink, Resa, T, or Neums. She is a happy child that loves playing with books, watching nursery rhyme videos on YouTube, and almost all things food (bring her Taco Bell and she’ll love you forever).
Theresa was born with several significant disabilities including seizures, lack of speech, many missed milestones, Celiac’s disease, and Autism. She lacks any awareness of danger and will fall down stairs or walk into the road without hesitation. She even gets distracted when someone is carrying her dinner and has walked into walls face first trying to watch them. She hates disruptions to her schedule, unless you are bringing her food, and can spend days trying to get over them. She had her thyroid removed when she was 7 due to a genetic predisposition to an aggressive form of thyroid cancer.
Despite Theresa’s many medical challenges, she is typically a happy, healthy child. She tends to be rather giggly and easygoing. Even though she doesn’t speak, she can be quite bossy and opinionated. She gets her point across when she wants to.
Her doctors haven’t been able to pinpoint the cause of the seizures she continues to have. She has had literally hundreds of tests from bloodwork to MRIs and EEGs to various genetic testing. They are fairly certain, however, that she is autistic. To that end, we have applied at 4 Paws for a multipurpose service dog. Theresa’s dog will be trained to alert us when she has a seizure, as well as help with her autistic tendencies and be her constant companion, friend, and protector due to her inability to call for help.
It will cost 4 Paws between $40,000-$60,000 to train Theresa’s dog. We are responsible for raising $17,000 to help mitigate that expense. We would be deeply grateful and humbled for any help reaching that goal, whether through a donation or by just spreading the word.
Donations can be made on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/donate/2186619378101388/) or on the 4 Paws website (http://4PawsForAbility.org/donate-now).  Please put Theresa’s name in the description so the donation is credited to her.
Checks, with Theresa’s name in the memo section, can also be mailed directly to 4 Paws:
4 Paws for Ability
In Honor of Theresa Neumann
253 Dayton Ave.
Xenia, OH 45385
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Jackie, Steve, and Theresa Neumann

Dylan Salinas

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Welcome everyone to Dylan’s fundraising page for his service dog! Your support will be a life changing act not only for Dylan but our family as well.  It is important for you to know any support is greatly appreciated and our family will be forever grateful.  4 Paws for Ability is a nonprofit agency that enriches the lives of children with disabilities by training and placing quality, task-trained service dogs with families like ours.  Once Dylan’s goal is met and his dog is chosen for him he will be trained specifically for his needs.  The staff  will review videos submitted by us of Dylan’s daily struggles.

Let me begin with telling you how blessed we are to be Dylan’s parents and experience his innocence, love, and overall happy spirit! I want you to know these great qualities far outshine the ones some would consider negative.  Dylan has been in therapy since the young age of 9 months.  He has had numerous doctors, therapist, and evaluations then most typical kids his age.  At 2 years old he was given multiple diagnoses:

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Developmental Delay

Hypotonia (weak muscle tone)

Intellectual Disability

Non-verbal

We do not allow these diagnoses to dictate Dylans life, but they do present daily struggles.  Providing Dylan a service dog will increase his independence and provide assistance to our family.  As an active family that enjoys going places Dylan has  had to endure new, loud, and often times crowded places. These places put him in a state of panic.  Confused and scared he is unable to comprehend our words or gestures we use to help calm him. Screaming, crying, hitting himself and biting his finger are his way of telling us this is hard.  As you can imagine we get a lot of unwanted attention.  Dylan’s service dog will be trained to provide comfort and to help calm him. Eventually allowing him to enjoy these places with his family.

As much as Dylan’s team has prepared him, he does not understand dangers most kids his age do.  He does not react to our responses accordingly in areas such as parking lots, sidewalks, stop signs  etc. However we do many things to keep Dylan safe, riding in a shopping carts or a stroller.  Although they work for the most part, our 8 year old son has outgrown these. Dylan’s service dog will come in trained to be tethered to Dylan and act as an anchor when needed and as a guide when needed.  This will allow Dylan independence and safety in many places we frequent.

For some of you that know Dylan know his love for all animals. He loves being on his grandparents farm. He attends equine-assisted therapy weekly. I truly believe animals pull him out of his little world and I have no doubt that his service dog would be of most value to our son.  4 Paws for Ability requires extensive training to help children like Dylan and this is incredibly expensive. That being said it can give Dylan and our family a normalcy to our lives. Dylan’s daily struggles might not go away but a service dog can help make  them fewer and far between.

It costs 4 Paws between $40,000-60,000 to raise and properly train a service dog for each person.  Families pay a fee for service that only represents a small portion of that total cost.  Most families fundraise the $17,000 to accomplish their goal

Online donations:

If you wish to make a donation online the website, is www.4pawsforability.org/donate-now .  Include Dylan’s name on the donation as instructed in the “Description” field of the form on the second page of your Authorize.net donation.

Checks by mail:

Please make checks out to 4 Paws for Ability and please make sure to write the child’s name on your check memo line – “In honor of Dylan Salinas.”

4 Paws for Ability
In Honor of Dylan Salinas
253 Dayton Ave.
Xenia, Ohio, 45385.

By phone:

You may also call to make a credit card donation over the phone at (937) 374-0385 – Monday thru Friday 9AM to 4PM EST.

Please consider in helping to fund the training of a service dog for Dylan.  Any donation is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Sincerely,

Mikayla,  Manuel, Dylan and Zane Salinas

Bryston Anderson

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Hello, we are the Anderson family. We are a unique family in that we are a foster and adoptive family. To date we have had the privilege of having 57 children come through our home. Most go on to reunification with family or other living arrangements. Some do not and those we have adopted, six at this point. As you can imagine our home is full of energy and love, but also stress and anxiety as each child learns how to heal and deal with the challenges life has given them. Of our 9 children, 4 are totally different special needs. All of these 4 have suffered from seizures and developmental delays.

Meet Bryston, our fun loving 10 year old. Bryston loves all sports but is especially fond of golf. Although labeled with extreme ADHD Bryston will sit and watch golf. He loves to play golf as well and is actually pretty good at it.

Bryston entered our home as a foster child when he was 8 months old. Bryston was adopted at the age of 2. Bryston had major delays because at 8 months he was still like a newborn and couldn’t hold his head or meet any of the typical milestones. Bryston’s genetic testing showed he has a duplication of chromosome 15Q11.2. This is a rare condition of which many other conditions manifest, some of which are autism, hypotonia, and epilepsy. Bryston has both of these plus more. Most of Bryston’s seizures occur in his sleep. Some of these seizures cause his brain waves to spike downward shutting down portions of his brain. We are fundraising to get a service dog to assist us and Bryston. Bryston tends to wander or elope as many children with autism do. A service dog will help keep Bryston from wandering as well as alert us when his brain is shutting down due to seizure activity. A service dog will also be able to assist Bryston in dealing with his major anxiety and explosive behaviors due to the anxiety.

So please consider a donation to assist us in reaching our fundraising goal of $17000. We have selected 4 Paws for Ability to be our service dog provider because of their excellent reputation. The overall cost to get a service dog to their client is $60,000, yet each client only needs to raise $17000. The remaining costs are covered by donations to the 4 Paws for Ability agency located in Xenia, OH. Yet fundraising $17,000 is a large amount for our busy household as we currently have 5 special needs children ages 11, 10, 7, 3 &1 currently living in our home.

If you wish to make a donation on-line the website, is www.4pawsforability.org/donate-now .  Include Bryston’s name on the donation as instructed in the “Description” field of the form on the second page of your Authorize.net donation.

Checks by mail:

Please make checks out to 4 Paws for Ability and please make sure to write the child’s name on your check memo line – “In honor of Bryston Anderson.”

4 Paws for Ability
In Honor of Bryston Anderson
253 Dayton Ave.
Xenia, Ohio, 45385.

By phone:

You may also call to make a credit card donation over the phone at (937) 374-0385 – Monday thru Friday 9AM to 4PM EST.

Thanks so much for your gift of love.
The Anderson’s

Aidan White

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Meet Aidan, he is a 12 year old boy, who has been struggling with a variety of health situation starting in early childhood.

Aidan has been diagnosed with ADHD, Autism Behavior (a very high functioning form of Autism), Severe Generalized Anxiety (SGA for short and similar to PTSD) and latest addition of Diagnosis are Seizures, where we are still working on determining the cause and triggers.

Aidan loves the Outdoors and being active, but has social interpretation difficulties. With that is not very comfortable in any kind of team sports. Not for the lack of trial though, he played soccer and tried his hand in other sports such as T-Ball and Lacrosse. 

He is a shy but happy young boy and would like to become an EMS or Paramedic. As for that interest, Aidan just recently started working with our local Fire Department and volunteering with every day chores such as cleaning, cooking and maintaining, in exchange the wonderful Norwich Township Fire Department is introducing him to what it means to be a Fireman/EMS, by answering questions and building firefighter related activities, even a sort of ‘homework/research project’

Since Aidan has spend a lot of time surrounded by physicians and people with illnesses, he wants to give back and train for a meaningful position in which he can do just that. Help others!

Aidan’s Service Dog shall be trained to assist him in leading as independent a Life as possible by alerting him to seizures, to give him a chance to administer his medication and find a safe space. But also by keeping him from bolting into danger zones, such as a busy parking lot or running traffic, in case of a stress or sensory trigger. As well shall the dog be trained to help correct behavioral issues and to provide Aidan with a sense of safety, confidence and a friend, plus a possible bridge to connect to others on a social Spectrum.

It will cost 4 Paws for Ability $40,000-60,000 to train a service dog to our son’s necessary requirements. 4 Paws asks that we help with $17,000 of that cost. Please remember that every single donation counts toward our goal! We understand if you cannot donate now, but please consider helping us when the time may be right for you.  We kindly request that all donations be made directly to 4 Paws. Donations can be made directly to 4 Paws for Ability in Aidan’s name (http://4PawsforAbility.org/donate-now) which you will include in the “Description” of your donation.  Checks can be mailed directly to 4 Paws:

4 Paws for Ability
In Honor of Aidan White
253 Dayton Ave.
Xenia, OH 45385

(Please include his name in the memo section of your check)

Thank You for your interest and support in any way,

Aidan White and Family

August Spears

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August came into this world in April 2015 and already had big plans for shaking things up! August was diagnosed with Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis when he was 5 months old and it turned his family’s world upside down.

Unlike JIA, Systemic JIA can cause inflammation in the body’s internal systems and organs (heart, lungs, brain, etc.) as well as joints. While August has been fortunate in that he hasn’t had much joint involvement in his disease, he has experienced severe complications on more than one occasion and has had many hospitals stays, infusions, injections, tests, labs and the like in his 4 years of life. He even spent a year on oxygen due to complications with his lungs.

Now, as of October 2018, August is in remission from his disease and is doing great! He’s off medications and is loving his time away from shots and IVs. There’s no telling what the future holds for Gus, as far as remission and Systemic JIA, but for now he and his family are enjoying every healthy minute and continuing to raise awareness for this rare disease and its complications!

In June 2017, August was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Global Developmental Delay. At the time, August was behind developmentally (in comparison to peers) and had already begun therapy for speech and shortly after also began occupational and physical therapies. With a little guidance, it wasn’t long before August started catching up and he’s doing better and better all the time.

In 2018, August started pre-school in our local school district and has never been happier! August loves going to school and especially loves taking the bus. August sees speech, occupational and physical therapists at school and really enjoys it all. He even likes when he has therapy again after school!

August loves animals (especially sea animals), the alphabet, counting, Paw Patrol, his dogs Chai and Ruby, music, singing, dancing and movies! He’s the most curious child that his parents have ever met and loves experiencing new things and places. August is very close to his family and loves spending time at home with everyone.

Our hopes are that a service dog will bring comfort and offer extra safety for our curious August. August has a tendency to wander and we would love nothing more than an extra set of eyes and ears on him when we are out in the world. Even more than that, a service dog could be a life-saving addition to our family. August’s service dog will be trained to track his scent and tethering, so where August goes, his dog will go with him.

August often experiences anxiety in new places (and even familiar places) and a service dog can offer that comfort and normalcy, even when experiencing new things! Some other ways we are hoping a service dog can benefit August are with sleep, deep pressure therapy, therapy appointments and visits to the hospital for long appointments, labs or stays.

All in all, we really believe that this service dog will be a huge blessing for both August and our family and we cannot wait to see all of the ways having this companion can benefit August’s life!

Thank you so much for your donations, support and love!

Jack Harmon

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Jack Harmon is a bright, loving and curious 7 year old boy from Chaska, Minnesota. He loves swimming, art class, Imagine Dragons and 21 Pilots. He has also dabbled in hip hop dance, parkour and acting. He likes bugs, birds, fishing and sees the beauty in nature, even in a parking lot.

Now to the harder stuff: Jack has autism, level 2 and severe ADHD which affects a large part of his life. He has difficulty managing his emotions, transitioning from one activity to another, staying still, controlling his impulses and not getting anxious in certain environments. Jack will often get very aggressive and emotional. Jack needs assistance and guidance with daily life that a service dog would be uniquely qualified to provide.
His service dog will be a furry friend who is also able to sense when he’s getting frustrated and be able to intervene to calm him down before escalation. His service dog will be able to lie down on him during the inevitable meltdowns to provide that deep pressure that Jack finds so comforting. His dog will also be a friend and a non-judgmental presence that he can turn to when he is becoming dysregulated.

When we asked Jack why he wants a service dog this is what he said: “I want a dog because they’re cute. And they’re mammals; and I’m learning about mammals at school. The dog will help me calm down.”

That last sentence is the true reason. The dog will help him to calm down. To get back in control. To focus on something else. To have a true friend. And to be the best version of himself that he can be.

Having seen Jack in the presence of animals (including chickens and sheep that he met on a farm), it’s obvious that they have a calming effect on him and the effects of that interaction with animals can extend hours later. Jack loves dogs and likes watching YouTube videos of doggies playing and cuddling. He likes going to Petco on days that the cats and dogs are out so he can pet them and play with them. Interacting with animals helps him in so many ways.

We have already done many things to support Jack including Occupational Therapy, ABA therapy, PCIT (parent child interaction therapy), allergy testing and diet changes, medication, and various behavior plans and IEPs at school. We have seen many improvements through all these measures but we feel that a service dog would be a game changer for our son and could possibly change the trajectory of his life.

We wouldn’t be sharing our very personal story if we didn’t feel that a service dog could be the one thing that truly helps our son.
Please help however you can. Even a tiny donation can make a difference. Or if you’d like to help in another way, please reach out to us.

Please note: While 4 Paws for Ability is a 501(c)3 charity, donations for Jack’s service dog are not tax deductible. The IRS considers a donation to a specific child’s service dog as an “exchange of service” and hence cannot be deducted from your taxes. We hope this will not dissuade you from donating. You will be helping Jack a lot!

You an donate directly to Jack on his page: Www.mightycause.com/story/jackharmon And, if you don’t want to donate online you can also donate via mail or phone:

Checks by mail:
Please make checks out to 4 Paws for Ability and PLEASE MAKE SURE to put “In Honor of Jack Harmon” in the memo line.
4 Paws for Ability
In Honor of Jack Harmon
253 Dayton Ave.
Xenia, Ohio, 45385

By phone:
You may also call to make a credit card donation over the phone at
(937) 374-0385, Monday thru Friday 9AM to 4PM Eastern.
Thank you for helping Jack,
The Harmon Family

Kairi Victoria Quintero Tello

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Hello, whether you know a lot about Kairi Victoria or are just learning about her for the first time, we appreciate you taking the time to learn about her. THANK YOU from our family!

Kairi Victoria is 6 years old. She was born on February 2013. She had us wrapped around her finger from day one and melted our hearts with her beautiful smile. Was a quiet, calm and a happy baby. After her first birthday we notice she had some challenges with speech and social interactions. She was not making eye contact or would respond when being called. Kairi Victoria preferred to be alone instead of playing with her peers. Kairi Victoria was diagnosed with Severe Autism on October 20, 2014.

After her diagnose, Kairi Victoria started ABA Therapy (Applied Behavioral Analysis), Speech Therapy (ST), and Occupational Therapy (OT). These therapies helped her with overcome some of her challenges.

Kairi Victoria’s diagnose has affected her in various ways. It affects her social, verbal skills, expressing her emotions which causes self-harm. Kairi Victoria also has difficulty identifying when she is in a dangerous situation. She cannot be left alone.  She must be watched continuously because she is a climber, very active and sometimes might put herself at harm.  She’s a HAPPY active child. Kairi Victoria cannot handle being in large crowds or having disruptions to her daily routine. She likes structure and to know what she will be doing beforehand. When in public she must be in a stroller, or we must hold her and keep her near, or she might wander off.

Kairi Victoria average week includes 10 hours of ABA Therapy (Applied Behavioral Analysis), 1 hour of Occupational Therapy (OT), 1 hour of Horse Therapeutic Riding, and 35 minutes if swimming lessons, as well as 5 days a week in a special education classroom, where she also receives Speech Services.  Kairi Victoria has increase her ability to feed herself independently, by using the spoon, fork and drinking out of a regular cup.  As well as her fine motor skills for a variety of daily activities such as dressing herself with limited assistance, playing with toys more properly, and being able to stay seated for some time while doing an activity. These services have helped her significantly.

Kairi Victoria is a HAPPY child! She has a contagious smile. Kairi Victoria is an energetic and caring daughter. She loves exploring the outdoors, enjoys sensory, and water play. Kairi Victoria loves to go to the beach and enjoys sledding when we go to the snows. She enjoys being hugged, squeezed, and being cuddled. Kairi Victoria always has an appetite. She can eat her tomatoes, avocados, garbanzo beans, strawberries, grapes, blue berries, bananas, steak, chicken, etc… Her favorite food is Pizza! She LOVES food, PERIOD! Kairi Victoria enjoys likes to play matching games and puzzle games on her tablet. Her favorite movies are A bugs Life, Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, Coco, and Mulan. Her favorite shows are Peter Rabbit, Sprit Riding Free, Mickey Mouse Club House, Learning Songs by Little Baby Bum, and Masha and the Bear. She loves to dance to the music of the shows. She likes music in general.

In recent months friends and family members have suggested getting a service dog for Kairi Victoria. I did some online research and came across 4 Paws for Ability in Ohio. 4 Paws for Ability provides service dogs who are trained to work with special needs children. I completed the application process and I am excited to hear that Kairi Victoria is approved and accepted into the program!

Having an Autism Assistant Dog would open a world of possibilities for Kairi Victoria. The assistant dog will help with her behavior disruption, when overwhelmed/meltdowns. Tethering will also help Kairi Victoria stay close, it will help with her social skills, having a steady routine of participating in the dog’s care. This will motivate Kairi Victoria to learn new skills and be physically active while playing and exercising the dog.

It cost is between $40,000 to $60,000 breed, raise, and train an Autism Assistant dog for Kairi Victoria’s’ specific needs. We need to raise $17,000 in support of this mission. The money we raise will go to 4 Paws for Ability directly to help them care and train the dog.

If you would like to help Kairi Victoria gain independence and a furry friend, your donation would be beyond appreciated. Any amount is a step closer towards our goal. If you cannot donate financially, you could always spread the word about our cause. Make others aware of 4 Paws and what they do and bring awareness of Autism and how a service dog can benefit a patient with it.

For more information on what an Autism Assistant dog can do, check out the link below.

https://4pawsforability.org/autism-assistance-dog/

Donations can be made at https://4pawsforability.org/donate-now/. If you donate on the website, please make sure that you include Kairi Victoria Quintero name in the description field.  Donations can also be made via check and mailed to:

4 Paws for Ability
In Honor of Kairi Victoria Quintero Tello
at 253 Dayton Avenue
Xenia, Ohio 45385

** Please be sure to write “in honor of Kairi Victoria Quintero Tello” on the memo line **

Thank you once again,

Kairi Victoria Quintero Tello & Yendi E. Tello

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