Kimberly Beshears & Suzie

From: New Orleans, LA
Program: Assistance Dog
Minimum Goal: $8,000 | Amount Raised:$2,281

Suzie is a specially trained Assistance Dog who reduces stress and anxiety in kids involved in legal proceedings. These young victims, often under the age of 12, are comforted through the tuff legal battles that follow the heinous crimes they have witnessed or been a victim to.  From attending court, being present at Juvenile Human Trafficking Exploratory and Forensic Interviews, visiting hospitalized abused children and encouraging reading during classroom visits,  Suzie has encouraged, supported and empowered with over 2000 kids. From turning the pages of books read to her by a child to giving a hug before court, Suzie truly does have super powers that are witnessed every day.

Suzie’s impact on young people also extends outside of the courtroom to include juvenile service outreach. Child abuse is preventable and one of the key areas of focus through joint efforts with the Children’s Advocacy Center. Suzie’s efforts in the area earned her a “Tree for Life” and a Pinwheel the past two years for her continued support to end child abuse and keeps kids safe.

Susie’s story is just beginning but with your help the “tail” will continue to be written for the kids that rely on her support.  “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now” ~ Chinese Proverb.

Please, help us continue to plant seeds today that will provide shade for children in need tomorrow.

“A dog is the only thing on Earth that loves you more than you love yourself” – Josh Billings

*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.

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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.

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