From: Tynsboro, MA
Program: Service Dog
Minimum Goal: $8,000 | Amount Raised:$3,156
Bill and Ted’s excellent adventures
Hi my name is Ted, and Bill is my service dog. Bill and I have worked together for the past 11 years. He’s been my best friend, confidant,and companion for so long it saddens me that Bill can no longer perform his duties as a service dog. So now, it’s time for Billy to kick back and enjoy retirement. He will stay with me but transition to a pet. I, on the other hand, have so much more work to do in this life and will need a new service dog.
I sustained a C5 spinal cord injury 22 years ago which left me paralyzed from the chest down. Many people thought my life would be over, little did they know it just begun. For the past 17 years, having service dogs have been essential to my independence. NEADS service dogs have enabled me to be part of the community without having to rely on other people. They’ve opened doors for me, operated elevators, picked up the numerous things I’ve dropped, and even helped to alert someone of my medical distress. These highly trained special dogs have allowed me to help others through peer visitation, attend college, go to work, travel, and really just do simple everyday things most people don’t even think about.
I sincerely ask for your help in reaching my financial goal of at least $8000.
*NEADS clients pledge to raise a minimum of $8,000 for the organization, thus allowing us to fulfill our mission of placing Service Dogs with individuals who benefit from them the most. Each donation ensures that NEADS will continue to change lives with our World Class Service Dogs.
On our donation form, pick the name of the client you want to sponsor under the Program Menu and check whether or not we can share your contact information with the client. Client fundraising totals are manually updated weekly (not automatically) which allows 100% of each donation to be allocated towards each client’s fundraising goal.