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Hi.  My name is Issac and I am 14 years old and recently diagnosed with Autism and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.  It took a while for my doctor to diagnose me because appointments are overwhelming for me and I usually shut down rather than participate.  Getting out into my community has also proven to be a big challenge for me... as you can imagine that makes it hard for me to make friends or enjoy the simpler things in life like going shopping or out to eat. 

My name is Ardis Mayo. Thank you for taking the time to read my story. As a lifelong resident of Maine I have always had a dog by my side. In recent years this has not been possible because I have MS and even a small dog is enough to flatten me if tempted by a passing butterfly. There are other challenges that come with this neurological nemesis like maintaining my balance when I drop things (an all too frequent habit) and managing doors that don’t close automatically behind me. One of the ways I maintain my endurance (as well as my mental health) is to take long walks in the early morning in our wooded community. There are some risks to being out so early when few people are around. A service dog can be trained to bark if I need assistance and, conveniently, will also carry a water bottle for me.

Hi my name is Jessica Sinclair and I am a third year student at Rochester Institute of Technology, studying Journalism. I am trying to raise funds for a Hearing Dog to help me to live independently. I am currently working at Walmart Store, part-time while attending school, in hopes of earning funds towards my goal of acquiring a Hearing dog.

Hi, my name is Vanessa Winters and I am a United Church of Christ pastor in Midcoast Maine. As a solo pastor of a small church, Ginger is my partner in ministry and helps me with so many tasks that I could never accomplish alone. She accompanies me to worship services, visits to nursing facilities, and people's homes. She also is with me as I serve as a chaplain to Maine Medical Center, hospice, and to the police and fire departments. Ginger is a great source of comfort in my community which has a serious need for it. On an average day Ginger and I might meet with military veterans, people with dementia, at risk youth, and people experiencing sudden and difficult loss. She helps make their suffering more bearable. Thank you for contributing to us so we can continue to serve our community!!