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NEADS clients pledge to support the organization by raising a minimum of $8,000 to help sustain our programs. You can join the thousands of people who have donated in order to help our clients meet their fundraising goals. Read the clients' stories here, then make your donation to NEADS.

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A donation through The Stephen Baum Fund will support the entire NEADS Client Fundraising Team.  

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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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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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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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Jennie Williams & Danny

Danny is a classroom dog who works every day at a therapeutic day school in Southeastern Massachusetts.  Danny initially came to the school to offer support to students in Kindergarten through grade 8. 

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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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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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Lindsay Curtius & Star

My name is Lindsay Curtius. I am an Education Specialist at San Diego Cooperative Charter School 2. In July 2016, I had the opportunity to fly from California to the NEADS campus in Massachusetts to meet and train with Star, SDCCS’ Assistance Dog for the Classroom…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tricia Parrillo

It’s for the kids! I’m very excited to partner with NEADS World Class Service Dogs to bring the healing power of one of their remarkable Assistance Dogs to my students…

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