Make a Dream Come True

Weston Wade

By October 6, 2020 No Comments
Hi everyone, and thank you for reading Weston’s story. Weston is a spunky and sweet little boy who enjoys lining up his trains and trucks, collecting mail, and being outdoors! He loves exploring nature and playing outside. Weston has a condition called 2p16.3 microdeletion. This condition makes him more susceptible to autism, schizophrenia, seizures, ADHD, and learning disabilities. Weston has been diagnosed with level three autism, which is in the more significant range. While being on the autism spectrum has given Weston some wonderful qualities, such as a fantastic memory, a typical day can be difficult and exhausting for Weston to endure. Currently, Weston is five years old and doesn’t use words to communicate effectively, which can be very frustrating. In return, Weston has meltdowns and shutdowns. He also experiences sensory difficulties and is extremely rigid. Weston tends to like sameness in every aspect of his routine. New environments can be scary and cause anxiety. Lastly, Weston tries wandering frequently. He has no awareness of danger, which can be scary in itself. Weston has been approved for an autism service dog, and we couldn’t be happier! Weston’s autism assistance dog will be trained specifically for him. A service dog will provide many benefits for Weston, including…  
  • Tethering and scent tracking to provide an extra layer of security for Weston. 

  • Improve his sleep at night by giving constant comfort.  

  • Provide behavioral interventions when Weston is exhibiting repetitive or self-injurious behaviors. 

  • Assist in easing transitions.

  • Providing comfort and deep pressure when he is overwhelmed.

  • Encourage communication!

  • Offer a chance to practice responsibility. 

  • Be a friend to sweet Weston.   

We are going through an organization called 4 Paws for Ability. The average costs to breed, train, and raise a service dog is $40,000-$60,000. Although this is the full price, the families are only required to pay $17,000. We are very blessed for this opportunity. We would be extremely thankful for any donations. Weston does not try to make friends but lights up in excitement around animals. Please help us get his best friend! For any donation to go towards Weston’s service dog fee, his full name (Weston Wade) must be either written on the memo line of a check or in the description box of a donation. Donations can be sent directly to 4 Paws.

*Mail checks to:
207 Dayton Ave.
Xenia, Ohio 45385
Put “Weston Wade” in the memo line.

* Credit card donations can be made by calling (937) 374-0385. Please call Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST if you would like to donate over the phone.

*Or you can donate on Facebook at