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Make a Dream Come True

Every day, families around the country are raising money so their children with disabilities can receive service dogs to improve their lives. You can read some of the stories here of the children and their families working to reach their goals. Please help make a dream come true!

It costs 4 Paws between $40,000-$60,000 to raise, train, and place a service dog. Each family has to raise $17,000 of that to pay for a service dog. Your contributions to their fee for service and donations to 4 Paws for Ability help us cover the cost of each dog.

Brayden Stephens

Hi and thank you for reading Brayden’s story. In 2012, on March 5th, my husband and Iwere blessed with our first child Charles Brayden Stephens. As he became older, we noticed a delay in his speech and other milestones. In September of 2014, at the… Read More »Brayden Stephens

Alexander Schaller

Alexander is a 3-year-old boy who lives in Lewis Center, Ohio with his mother, Natalya. He has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In addition to navigating life with Alexander’s diagnosis, his family has been impacted by the hardships in Ukraine and need your help!… Read More »Alexander Schaller

Maximus Sniezek

Meet our Mighty Maximus! Maximus is truly ‘one of a kind’ and has a rare genetic disorder, so rare in fact that he is the only known person in the world with his chromosomal makeup! Maximus’ future is full of unknowns, but one thing we… Read More »Maximus Sniezek

Kayleigh Arumugam

Hello, thank you for taking the time to read my daughter’s story. Kayleigh is 14 and loves spending time with her family and friends. Kayleigh has a love for all things food! She loves to browse recipes, look for new foods to try, and to… Read More »Kayleigh Arumugam

Terrence Hamilton

Hello and thank you for reading our son’s story.  Please let me introduce you to our son Terrence.  Terrence has Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, Autism, and Epilepsy.  He began having seizures at three days old.  Terrence has had 20 or more seizures in one day.  He has a complex case of… Read More »Terrence Hamilton

Bentley Reeves

Bentley is the sweetest little red headed boy! He loves cars, games, and dogs! His favorite thing is to run his fingers through the dogs hair. Bentley was diagnosed with autism at four years old. He is a twin, so as Bentley got older we… Read More »Bentley Reeves

Aiden Lane

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read our story. Aiden is a fun-loving, funny, and energetic 6-year-old boy. Aiden began showing signs of sensory processing disorder when he was around 2-3 years old, his dad and I noticed that Aiden would become extremely… Read More »Aiden Lane

Hunter Christ

Hunter Christ is a 4 year old boy who loves dinosaurs, monster trucks and baby Yoda. He enjoys hikes in the vast wilderness that Alaska has to offer and is always excited to go on new adventures. However, being on the Autism Spectrum means that… Read More »Hunter Christ

Waylon Handshoe

Hi, I’m Waylon. I am a very smart, funny, outgoing kid. My smile and blue eyes will just light up a room. I am very energetic, love to play outside with anything, riding my bike and running. One of my favorite things is helping my… Read More »Waylon Handshoe

Clarissa Ferry

Clarissa is 19 years old and has a genetic condition called Dravet Syndrome. Dravet Syndrome is a severe form of epilepsy. In addition to seizures, individuals with Dravet often have weak immune systems, frequent respiratory infections, scoliosis and other orthopedic issues, cognitive and behavioral issues,… Read More »Clarissa Ferry