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A Service Dog for Taylor

Team Member: HEATHER C

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THE STORY:

Lisa wrote -

If you follow us on facebook, you know how many times Taylor's has escaped us. We make light of this serious situation to keep from being paralyzed with fear and worry. We take many precautions of course to prevent this, but they are no match for out little Houdini.  Lucky for us, autism service dogs are faithful companions that assist children living with autism. Unlucky for us, they cost a bunch of money! 

Taylor's dog will be trained in "recovering". His dog will be taught to track Taylor when he bolts or sneaks out. Service dogs can find children in a variety of environments and terrain. This ability to locate Taylor quickly, greatly reduces the risk of serious harm or even death.

Repetitive behaviors are common in children with autism. Taylor is obsessed with drumming on our coutners- for hours! A dog can be taught to nudge Taylor when he is performing repetitive behaviors, this touch is often all that is required to redirect him from this behavior to something more fun and enjoyable.

Dogs can also improve quality of sleep. Taylor has difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep.  The dog can be trained to alert us when he wakes up and begins to wander the house at night. An assistance dog can provide a certain level of comfort that often improves a a child's ability to sleep throughout the night. (We really look forward to this!).

Finally, a service dog can anchor or block Taylor preventing him from walking in to traffic or away from us. We will be able to enjoy family activities in the community knowing the dog will ensure Taylor does not wander from the playground or beach area.

$900

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

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    $20

  • Wendi

    $50

  • Mike Watson

    $30

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  • barbara chambers

    $50

  • Michelle

    $50

  • The Bohager Family including Lexi & Kabar

    $160

  • Michael W.

    $30

  • Court Hogs

    $30

  • Sheila Gonzalez - Court Hogs

    $30

  • Omar Leiva - Court Hogs

    $30

  • Sam

    $50

  • Jessica Jackson

    $30

  • Vino & Jess

    $60

  • sarah

    $30

  • Collins on Sand Sharks

    $30

  • Edgar Noah

    $30

  • Georgia M.

    $50

  • Logan Presnell

    $50

  • Randy B

    $30

  • Melissa Jacobs

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Lisa

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The Team: $5,833 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Lisa

Amount Raised

$4,933

 

76% Raised of $6,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

HEATHER C

Amount Raised

$900

Donor Comments

Melissa Jacobs

Melissa Jacobs

DONATION: $20

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Randy B

Randy B

DONATION: $30

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Logan Presnell

Logan Presnell

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Georgia M.

Georgia M.

DONATION: $50

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Edgar Noah

Edgar Noah

DONATION: $30

VB tournament with team = Court Hogs 2 years ago

Collins on Sand Sharks

Collins on Sand Sharks

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

sarah

sarah

DONATION: $30

best of luck!!! Happy to help! 2 years ago

Vino & Jess

Vino & Jess

DONATION: $60

VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT - Team : Fantastic 4 2 years ago

Jessica Jackson

Jessica Jackson

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Sam

Sam

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

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