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Partner a Service Dog with a Child in Need

$6,086.00 of $5,000.00

May 2, 2013

Partner a Service Dog with a Child in Need

with Pawsitive Service Dog Solutions
Verified 501(c)(3) Non-Profit
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Jacqueline Vickers started the campaign

Our girl is very energetic and loves the beach, arts and crafts, dance, and popcorn. She is a girly girl and likes to have her nails painted and to dress up. She is affectionate and goofy.  Our daughter is also autistic.  She has frequent nightmares, she has a hard time telling the difference between a compliment and an insult, and when she feels overwhelmed she pushes everyone away, she is lonely. She is frequently in her own world and will run into the street without a second thought.  These are only some of the problems our girl's autism presents us with as a family.  She could really benefit from a service dog.  Some people wonder how a service dog can help an autistic child.  They can help thus, a service dog trained for an autistic child can relieve the child of the sometimes crushing sense of anxiety these children experience via applied pressure, laying on the child when they feel the child's need to feel secure.  They can act as an anchor for children who "bolt".  That is, they will drop to their bellies if the child tries to run into an unsafe situation, the harness between the two acts as a restraint.  A service dog would attract children to the autistic child and bring social practice and experience to them.  Because of how well trained a service dog is they are allowed everywhere and offer a consistent and constant sense of security.  Lora is a high-functioning autistic girl who shows so much promise in being able to mainstream and be a happy fulfilled little girl.  We believe the services this type of dog will provide will help us in achieving this goal.  Please help us in our attempt to raise the funds needed to provide her with this invaluable aid. Please put "A.Lora" in the memo section of your donation so it can be applied to her account.  Thank you!!!

*Please note: Because of our daughter's age and vulnerability we are not using her first name.  Thank you for your understanding.

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The campaign was a success. A big thanks to all our contributors.
$6,086.00
Jacqueline Vickers just edited the campaign.  
2 new contributions
David Marks
David
Marks
Douglas Tobin
Douglas
Tobin
$6,011.00
The developers/ creators of CrowTilt’s website have told me that they are going to feature Ariel’s story on their site! They have been so supportive of this cause. We may reach the whole cost of this dog and be able to help other children besides! Thanks again to our contributors and CrowdTilt!
1 new contribution
Kevin Vickers
Kevin
Vickers
$5,811.00
People have asked us what will happen to the money over our goal amount that is donated. We have tilted but only put half of what we need as our goal. We never thought we would tilt this fast it’s incredible! We needed $5K for Pawsitive to train a dog specifically for our daughter. We need an additional $4K to pick up the dog. Anything collected that is over $9K will be used to help another child. Pawsitive matches us dollar for dollar. These dogs are expensive due to the extensive training and temperament required to be an Autism service dog. Thanks again everybody for helping our girl get her dog, protector, helper, and best friend!
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People have asked us what will happen to the money over our goal amount that is donated. We have tilted but only put half of what we need as our goal. We never thought we would tilt this fast it’s incredible! We needed $5K for Pawsitive to train a dog specifically for our daughter. We need an additional $4K to pick up the dog. Anything collected that is over $9K will be used to help another child. Pawsitive matches us dollar for dollar. These dogs are expensive due to the extensive training and temperament required to be an Autism service dog. Thanks again everybody for helping our girl get her dog, protector, helper, and best friend!
8 new contributions
Suzanne Miller
Suzanne
Miller
pete epanchin
pete
epanchin
Chesterfield Spahr
Chesterfield
Spahr
John Gordon
John
Gordon
Lani Gershik
Lani
Gershik
Nancy GeaslinNgeaslin
Nancy
GeaslinNgeaslin
Carleigh Price
Carleigh
Price
Julie-a Smith
Julie-a
Smith
$5,021.00
Our campaign has tilted!! This means that all of your generous contributions will now be processed and whichever dog is chosen for our girl will now begin his/ her advanced training!! That means, the dog will be trained to help with her specific issues. We are BEYOND excited! Thank you to all our contributors, some of whom we have never met. Lastly, thank you to the last generous donor who tilted our campaign with an almost TWO thousand dollar donation! We will post the dogs graduation photo on her FB page. If you are not subscribed to her page and would like to be, look me up on FB and I will add you. Thanks again!
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Our campaign has tilted!! This means that all of your generous contributions will now be processed and whichever dog is chosen for our girl will now begin his/ her advanced training!! That means, the dog will be trained to help with her specific issues. We are BEYOND excited! Thank you to all our contributors, some of whom we have never met. Lastly, thank you to the last generous donor who tilted our campaign with an almost TWO thousand dollar donation! We will post the dogs graduation photo on her FB page. If you are not subscribed to her page and would like to be, look me up on FB and I will add you. Thanks again!
1 new contribution
Philip J Howard
Philip
J Howard
$5,001.00
Anonymous Friend
The campaign has tilted!
Anonymous just made this thing happen. Awesome.
3 new contributions
Tracy White
Tracy
White
Peter Cassell
Peter
Cassell
Nancy Burger
Nancy
Burger
$2,901.00
8 new contributions
Amy Stuart
Amy
Stuart
Hoskins Family
Hoskins
Family
Leaza Haydock
Leaza
Haydock
Roger and Solvi Vickers
Roger
and Solvi Vickers
Carolyn Aiken Fulton
Carolyn
Aiken Fulton
Greg Sarjeant
Greg
Sarjeant
Laura Tollen
Laura
Tollen
Inger Baron
Inger
Baron
$1,926.00

Campaign Description:

Our girl is very energetic and loves the beach, arts and crafts, dance, and popcorn. She is a girly girl and likes to have her nails painted and to dress up. She is affectionate and goofy.  Our daughter is also autistic.  She has frequent nightmares, she has a hard time telling the difference between a compliment and an insult, and when she feels overwhelmed she pushes everyone away, she is lonely. She is frequently in her own world and will run into the street without a second thought.  These are only some of the problems our girl's autism presents us with as a family.  She could really benefit from a service dog.  Some people wonder how a service dog can help an autistic child.  They can help thus, a service dog trained for an autistic child can relieve the child of the sometimes crushing sense of anxiety these children experience via applied pressure, laying on the child when they feel the child's need to feel secure.  They can act as an anchor for children who "bolt".  That is, they will drop to their bellies if the child tries to run into an unsafe situation, the harness between the two acts as a restraint.  A service dog would attract children to the autistic child and bring social practice and experience to them.  Because of how well trained a service dog is they are allowed everywhere and offer a consistent and constant sense of security.  Lora is a high-functioning autistic girl who shows so much promise in being able to mainstream and be a happy fulfilled little girl.  We believe the services this type of dog will provide will help us in achieving this goal.  Please help us in our attempt to raise the funds needed to provide her with this invaluable aid. Please put "A.Lora" in the memo section of your donation so it can be applied to her account.  Thank you!!!

*Please note: Because of our daughter's age and vulnerability we are not using her first name.  Thank you for your understanding.

 
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