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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.  


If you would like to support client fundraising but chose not to select a specific client's fundraising campaign, you can donate via The Stephen Baum Fund. Your donation can make a difference for not just one client, but for many. 
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Adrian Knapp

My name is Adrian. I am 10. I have Autism. But as my mom says, I am a lot more than that. I have always wanted a dog, and I…

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Ary Ashkenazy

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page.  I’m pleased to give you a sense of the journey your donation will embark.

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Christopher Cotreau

My name is Christopher Cotreau and I am a quadriplegic who has been in a wheelchair since 1992. I am a instructional aide at a middle school and huge local…

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Elaine Motta

Hi, I’m Elaine!  I’ve been a NEADS client for over a decade and I recently applied for my 2nd Service Dog through the organization.  In 1993, I was diagnosed with…

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Emma Faye Rudkin

Emma Faye is getting a hearing dog! This dog will help navigate Emma Faye’s everyday tasks and traveling as a deaf individual. She is excited to add into this beautiful…

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Isabella Prokop-Aitkin

Hi my name is Isabella, I’m 15yrs old and a freshman in high school. I was diagnosed with Bilateral Sensorineural hearing loss when I was young.  My story is I…

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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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Kevin Fenlon

My name is Kevin Fenlon, I am the Assistant Director of Counseling Services at Worcester State University.  For the past 13 years, I have been working with college students 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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Marjorie Hintalla

My name is Marjorie Hintalla but most people call me Margie. I was diagnosed with hearing loss as a toddler. I came in to the world 2 weeks late and…

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Melissa Feinberg

I AM ALIVE!!!!  My diagnosis – a Brain Aneurysm Hemorrhage – is fatal and usually people with my diagnosis do not survive. It usually kills instantly.

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Rebekah Lloyd

Hello my name is Rebekah Lloyd and I have been a client with NEADS for 7 years, and just retired my first service dog named Brent. Brent was one of…

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Rivka Schmidt

Hi everyone. I am an 11 year old girl, who has had serve muscle cramps and muscle weakness in my lower legs due to a genetic disorder.  I started with…

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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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Yadira Rivera Martinez

My name is Yadira. I started developing hearing loss throughout my early adulthood. I remember my father noticed that I would constantly turn on the subtitles whenever we would watch…

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