Stephanie Lopez

Hi there! My name is Stephanie Lopez, and I’m a military spouse, mom of two, and a Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. I am so excited and thrilled to…

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Paxton Moynihan

Hi, my name is Paxton. I’m 38 years old and live in CT. For 10 years, I lived with my amazing best friend and service dog, Weezie. Weezie helped me…

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Gina Colorio

Hi, I’m Gina! By the time I was 18, I had profound deafness in my left ear. My hearing loss continued to increase over the course of my life, and…

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Michelle LaGrave

I grew up in Connecticut an active child. By the time I was in my early 40s, though, all that began to change.  I suddenly went from easily marching a…

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Shulamit Dove

Welcome to my fundraising page and thank you for taking the time to read my story. At 1 month old, I contracted meningitis and as a result, lost hearing in…

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Christine Schneider

Hi, I’m Christine! I had meningitis as a child which resulted in total loss of hearing in my left ear, and partial  loss in right ear. I’ve also been recently…

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Desiree Forte

My journey with NEADS began over 10 years ago when I was matched with my furry other half, Kharma, in 2012. She has been an amazing part of my life…

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Blair Wood

Hey! My name is Blair, and I’m 15 years old. I have partnered with NEADS to receive a service dog for hearing, and I am SO. EXCITED. I was really…

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Carolyn Barrett

Coming from a family of dog-lovers, there was never a question if I’d get a Service Dog – it was more of a “when?” To understand why I’m once again…

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KateLynne Steinke

I was matched with my Service Dog, Jones, in December 2016; we have been on the move ever since. The dependability of having a NEADS service dog had brought me…

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Kimberly Henderson-Clemens

I’m just starting my journey with Murphy, but am already amazed at what he does for me. As someone with Multiple Sclerosis, falling is a common occurrence. Usually due to…

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Karen Landy

Assistance Dog Tamari is about to turn 10!  Tamari and I were matched back in 2014 and she has been my colleague and companion ever since.

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Sarah Best

Hi! My name is Sarah. I was matched with my NEADS Service Dog, Edison in 2016. Having him has been life-changing for me. Now, 6 years later, I am fundraising…

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Stacy Pokora

Hello, my name is Stacy Pokora and I am a special education teacher in North Providence, RI. My goal is to raise funds for NEADS.  I am currently on the…

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Starr Fund

All donations to the Starr Fund go toward helping clients who are Deaf, or have hearing loss, reach their fundraising goals. To date, over $17,000 has been raised for clients through the Starr Fund.

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