From: Canton, MA
Program: Service Dog for a Child
Minimum Goal: $8,000 | Amount Raised:$11,569
My name is Kacper Rodzik and I am a 14 year old student in 8th grade. I was originally born in Poland and I came to United States with my family when I was 1 year old. After moving from South Boston, I have lived in Canton, MA for the past 11 years. My biggest hobby is learning about history. I read Wikipedia and the news about what is going on in politics around the world and then I love to talk to everyone I meet about it. If you are looking for an honest politician that represents people, I will be your guy in a few years. Besides that, I like to play baseball and soccer. It’s fun wearing the jerseys and being with my friends outside. I am proud that my soccer team won a gold medal in the Special Olympics state tournament!
But, I also have many challenges in my life every day. My mom told me that I was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy when I was 4 months old. The left side of my body is paralyzed, so it’s hard to use my hand for anything and I have to drag my foot. I go to physical and occupational therapy every week so that maybe I can get better. I also found out that I have Autism when I was 6 years old. Sometimes it’s hard for me to make new friends at school because I get very emotional and then I have trouble understanding social interactions, but I try my best. I know that a service dog would always be there for me no matter what. That would calm down when I get really overwhelmed. I hope that my furry friend could help me overcome some of these challenges so that I can live my life to the fullest potential.
*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.