Ryan D'Souza & Chappy

Minimum Goal: 
$8,000
Amount Raised: 
$5,937
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My name is Ryan and I really love animals. Since I was born eight years ago, I have loved and loved our kitty. We go to sleep each night together! Unfortunately, our kitty can’t go places on a leash or play outside with me. My family told me about NEADS Social Dogs and I got really excited about the possibility of a constant companion. Now I can’t believe I’ve been accepted for a social service dog! In my picture, you can see I am already sleeping with my stuffed, Labrador NEADS service dog.

I struggle daily to regulate my emotions and keep a positive outlook on life. I am a very sensitive boy who needs a lot of reassurance that things are going to be okay. The demands of first grade were tough on me. I find reading, writing, and schedule changes very challenging. My frustration sometimes overwhelms me. When I get home, I need to unwind and get all my energy out. I look forward to spending the afternoons playing catch and hide and seek with my NEADS dog! I am also excited to have my dog sleep next to me to help with my night time worries. I love to cuddle with our kitty and my stuffed animals so I can’t wait to cuddle with my dog. I know this dog will make a huge difference in my life. I look forward to welcoming and caring for our newest family member!

NEADS is an amazing non-profit organization (Tax ID # 23-7281887) that spends over $42,000 to train each service dog. Would you consider making a tax-deductible donation to NEADS in my name to help NEADS cover the cost of my service dog?  I would greatly appreciate your support for a Service Dog that would provide a calm presence in my life. Any gift will be greatly appreciated. Thanking you in advance for your help.

We are so happy Chappy has joined our family. Ryan continually says “I can’t believe I have my own dog!”.  Ryan’s favorite game is getting Chappy to speak and say “I love you!” for a treat. We all agree that Chappy sounds just like Scooby-Doo when he “talks"! Chappy has truly revolutionized Ryan's outlook on life. There are so many smiles...