My son’s name is Matthew. He's 16 and has autism. We were extremely lucky, he had a service dog named Dorothy. Unfortunately, she recently passed away. Dorothy gave Matthew the confidence to start conversations because he would talk about her. She was a constant companion to Matthew and lowered his anxiety level when he would pet her. Since her demise, Matthew's become more introverted and misses his constant companion. We're looking forward to getting Matthew another dog that will take him into the next stage of his life. We're trying to raise $4000 to offset the cost of a service dog. Any donation would be greatly appreciated. Matthew thrived from our first service dog and we look forward to getting a new companion for Matthew.