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4 Paws for Megan

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Megan's Story:
Megan Painter is a beautiful 10 year old young girl who resides in Bradford, Illinois. Megan was adopted from foster care by her parents, Jeremy & Nicole Painter, when she was 14 months old. Megan has 5 siblings (1 biological & 4 adoptive). Megan suffers from FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome). This causes her significant developmental delays due to moderate brain damage. This damage is permanent and irreversible. Although she is 10 years old, she functions at that of a 3-4 year old. Her prognosis for progression in her development is poor. Megan is labeled with Moderate Mental Retardation. Megan also suffers from a Seizure Disorder which is currently being controlled with medications. Megan's needs require her to attend school at Wethersfield Elementary rather than in her home district of Bradford. Megan will most likely never live independently.
The Need:
Megan is in need of an assistance therapy dog to help her become more independent and stay safe when she is out in public. Megan does not know a stranger and wanders away quite often. Megan is also often very isolated and lonely due to her disability. A specially trained dog will aide in keeping her away from danger and provide the much needed companionship and encouragement she needs to become as independent as possible. Megan has a prescription for the therapy dog, but her insurance does not cover it. A fully trained dog will cost $22,000. The Painters have partnered with 4 Paws for Ability in Ohio to obtain a dog for Megan. The Painters are required to raise $13,000 towards the cost of the dog before Megan can be matched and placed with her companion. The money raised will be given to 4 Paws for Ability as a tax-deductible charitable contribution. The contributions are made directly to the non-profit organization in Megan's name. To learn more about the organization please visit:
How You May Help:
All contributions to 4 Paws for Ability in Megan's name is greatly appreciated. Any amount of monies given will be appreciated as it all helps in achieving the goal. Please talk to your business, church, club, or any group you may think would be willing to give funds. Checks are Preferred.(please put “Megan Painter” in memo section) All Checks are to be made out and sent to: 4 Paws for Ability, INC.
253 Dayton Avenue
Xenia, Ohio 45385
Or you may make an online donation at (be sure to write “Megan Painter” in special instruction section so her account gets credited)
If you wish to speak directly to the Painter family about any questions, concerns, fundraiser ideas, or contributions please contact: 309-897-5009 or
Thank you for helping take the 'DIS' out of disABILITY!!


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  • Robynn (Jackson) Flamm



14% Raised of $13,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,830 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR


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Robynn (Jackson) Flamm

Robynn (Jackson) Flamm


In loving memory of my Mother, Marilyn (Mickey Lombard) Jackson. 6 years ago

Offline Donations

Offline Donations

DONATION: $1,800

6 years ago