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WE ARE IN THE APRIL/MAY CLASS OF NEXT YEAR FOR OUR NEW SERVICE DOG!!!  WE ARE RAISING MONEY FOR OUR TRIP!!!  I EXPECT OUR TRIP TO RUN APPROXIMATELY 5000 AS WE NEED TO STAY IN OHIO FOR 2 WEEKS AND THERE WILL BE 4 OF US!!!  IF YOU ARE WANTING TO HELP WITH OUR TRIP PLEASE EMAIL SKLIND2@YAHOO.COM.  THANKS!
SHARON



Dear Friends and Family I need your prayers and support for some challenges in my LIFE. 

BROCK, our amazing Autism Assistance Dog of almost 6 years, has become ill and has been forced to retire.  BROCK has been such a huge part of the success of both Lauren and Matthew. They are still in need of an Autism Assistance Dog to help them with the challenges that life brings to people who have multiple disabilities including Autism. 

LAUREN has been diagnosed with Autism, Profound ADHD, Profound Anxiety Disorder, Agoraphobia, Sensory Integration Disorder, Speech Apraxia, Motor Apraxia, as well as others.  She is in a regular classroom but struggles to function well in this unpredictable environment. We are looking forward to her new Autism Assistance Dog going to High School with her and being able to help keep her calm, detect and provide assistance when her anxiety starts to climb, as well as provide sensory input that she needs before she gets to a point in which a meltdown will occur. 

MATTHEW has been diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Integration Disorder. He is currently under evaluation for OCD.  We are looking forward to our new Autism Assistance Dog being able to help disrupt harmful behaviors, disrupt scripting and OCD behaviors that lead to severe meltdowns.  Matthew also has no fear.  He is very impulsive and will leave the house when I'm in the shower or before I wake up in the morning.  Unfortunately as hard as I try to keep my eyes on Matthew, there are sometimes when he sneaks out and I just didn't see.  Therefore our new Autism Assistance Dog will be able to help me find Matthew quickly when he does escape. 

It costs $24,000 + to train an Autism Assistance Dog of this caliber.  4 Paws for Ability asks each family to fundraise to help offset the cost of training.  I am asking for your help in the fundraising of the $5000 that we have left for Lauren and Matthew's new Autism Assistance Dog.  

Ways you may help:  · 

GO to our website: http://www.causes.com/actions/1743355-4-paws-for-2-kids-help-lauren-and-matt

Donate something of value that I could use for auctions or raffles  

SEND a check in honor of Lauren and Matthew Lindsey to: 4 PAWS FOR ABILITY 253 Dayton Ave. Xenia, Ohio 45385  

We need to raise the remaining $5000 before our application can be completed for a new Autism Assistance Dog. No amount is too small. Your gift will give us hope that we can better meet the challenges of TODAY.  

Thank you,

Sharon Lindsey 

sklind2@yahoo.com

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