Nathan Columbus & Zoli

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Nathan is a sixteen year old high functioning autistic. In 2005 he was matched with his first NEADS dog Meeko.  Meeko not only provided constant companionship but taught Nathan responsibility, empathy and the ability to connect with others. She lowered his anxiety level by helping him to focus and not be distracted by sensory overload.

Meeko is now ready to retire. Nathan has recently been matched with his new friend Social Dog Zoli. Zoli will continue where Meeko left off.

Thank you for making any contribution you can to help us reach our fundraising goal of $9,500 to help NEADS partially cover the cost of Zoli which is over $25,000. Every donation counts and is much appreciated.