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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.

Hi, my name is Delainey Fox and I’m 17 years old. I live in southeastern Michigan with my mom, dad and furry friends. For the past two years, I had been experiencing trouble hearing. I was taken to multiple doctors but I was constantly misdiagnosed with ear infections. In late October of 2014, I was diagnosed with another double ear infection and was sent to an ENT. The ENT saw no sign of infection and had me see the audiologist for a hearing test. I was diagnosed with a significant hearing loss and I am considered legally deaf. I have been fitted with hearing aids that help a lot but I still have a lot of trouble in large group settings. When my hearing aids are out, it is extremely hard for me to communicate. I read lips but when the lights are turned off it leaves me both deaf and blind. At night, I struggle to sleep because I’m scared that I’ll miss a smoke alarm or someone yelling my name.

Elijah is 14 years old and in the 8th grade at King Philip Middle School in Norfolk, MA. He has many strengths such as a great sense of humor but is socially withdrawn. A social dog would give him confidence to meet new challenges in his daily life

Hello! My name is Chanel, I am sixteen years old. I live in Boston Massachusetts with my family. I was born with a disease called Osteogenesis Imperfecta. This causes my bones to be vulnerable to fractures with as little as a sneeze. My bones are so brittle that I cannot walk on them so, I have been using a power wheelchair as my main source of mobility since the age of three. I am in the middle of my Sophomore year of High School and I am striving to be more independent as the college years approach. I am looking for help in raising funds for a service dog to further increase this independence.

Hi! I’m Olivia and I am so excited to get my social dog! I am a worry wart and now I know what I feel has a name – I have an anxiety disorder. Every day I worry about everything. Even though I love to have fun and play with my friends and learn at school, I worry about people being naughty and unkind words, and unknown things. Sometimes I hide when I worry. My therapist will help me and my dog will help me.

Hi I'm Matte and I'm 9 years old. I'm looking for a way to feel safe and secure. I have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ie Asperger's, ADHD, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I am very fearful of many things such as darkness, loud noises, crowded places, even the outdoors. I have difficulty with self-regulation and control. At school I was teased and didn't enjoy myself. I can often feel anxious and overwhelmed. I have trouble falling asleep and often can't settle my mind. Today I went to NEADS and met a service dog, it was amazing! I really need a service dog to be by my side. I need a friend that will love me all the time just the way I am. I think having a dog will make me feel safe and strong (because I will play with him outside) Please help me with my fund raising so that I can grow, learn, and laugh with my new best friend. Thank you

Braeden is a 10 year old boy with the sweetest disposition. His genuine care, concern, and loving nature for all living things never goes unnoticed. His willingness to help others is outstanding and he is just the most pleasurable child to be around. Unfortunately, Braeden has some medical disabilities that most days cause him to not feel well or cause him to have difficulty in school, at home, or out in the public. Braeden has a list of disabilities that make his life and sometimes his famiy's life hard to handle and often times very distressful and sad.

Because of a rare metabolic disorder, Gabrielle has brain damage which causes balance issues, poor muscle tone, and difficulty with her fine motor skills and speech. A dog would be her friend and help with daily activities. 

Marina needs a puppy to turn itself upside down to help her! Marina had an accident while riding her horse and now needs a dog to help.

Skyler is a bright, sweet active 9-year-old girl that suffers from Cornelia De Lang Syndrome. This is an extremely rare syndrome. One out of every 30,000 kids are affected. It is a genetic disorder present from birth, but not always diagnosed at birth. It causes a range of physical, cognitive and medical challenges. Many affected individuals also have behavioral problems similar to autism, and it affects both genders equally. CdLS does not discriminate—it’s seen in all races and ethnic backgrounds…

Meet Thekla. She is a sweet, strong, hard working 8 year old little girl. She has loved animals, especially dogs and horses since we can remember. She constantly plays pretend with her stables of toy farm animals. She also pretends she is puppy and makes her 87 year old grandfather get on the floor to play with her.