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Easton's Dream

Donations as of September 04, 2015:

$4,252.12 Raised Offline
$9,848.00 Raised Online
$14,100.12 Total Raised

Easton's Dream

Easton is an incredible 9 year old boy who happens to have Down Syndrome.  He has great difficulty processing new situations causing him severe anxiety which leads to his withdrawal from his social environment.  As a Navy family, we move every few years forcing Easton to constantly readjust to new environments.  It pains us to watch him struggle to find balance and engage in his new surroundings. A recent family trip to Washington D.C. lead to our encounter with another family that had a service dog.  In just the short time we interacted with them, Easton bonded with the service dog and his social anxieties were lowered allowing him to experience new wonders. 

Recently, we were accepted by 4 Paws For Ability for service dog placement.  The cost of training a service dog is high: approximately $22,000 for 4 Paws For Ability to train and place one service dog.  4 Paws For Ability has offered us a partnership in which we volunteer to raise $14,000 in funds to support their mission of placing service dogs with children who have disabilities.  Once our fundraising portion is complete, 4 Paws For Ability will commence training a service dog for Easton. 

We want Easton to have the same opportunities as any other child and we believe that with a service dog by his side he will have the confidence to interact with his surroundings.  Additionally, we also want to increase awareness to the benefits of a service dog by sharing the gift we received in Washington D.C. when we saw first hand how a service dog helped melt some of Easton’s anxieties away.  4 Paws For Ability is an amazing organization that trains dogs through trust, respect and love to help take the ‘dis’ OUT OF disability for both children with disabilities as well as U.S. Military Veterans to help them lead more independent lives.  Easton has taught us unconditional love and we want others to have the opportunity to experience the same joy he has brought to our family.  We appreciate your consideration to help Easton obtain a service dog.


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NH Capones
Anonymous You are such good friends of my brother Phil and family, happy to support you, sorry this is a bit late! Jill
Road Rage Events
The Knasas Family
Angermann Family We're looking forward to meeting your dog, Easton! We are so excited for you. :)
John & Donna Voight
Anonymous Looking forward seeing pictures of you with your new best friend!! Good luck!
Nate and John Cooke's Friends at the USA We know that you and your dog will be the very best friends and will love each other so much
Sherri & mike Krieger All the best in getting a dog companion!!
Anderson Family Can't wait to meet Easton's service dog! So excited for him!
Marty,April, Anna and Brianna Golden Way to go Easton!! We are so happy you will get your sidekick soon.. That dog will be so loved..
Mary Golden
Cameron and Emma Kesler So excited for you Easton!!!!
The Lippincott Family All our best! We love you guys!
Barba Family
Steffi and Family Best of luck, Easton!!!
Jack and Teagan We love you Easton!
Dee & John Liles Best wishes to one of our Navy Families!
The Shepard Family God bless!
William Rose
Cyndi Italiano Getting a service dog is a fabulous idea! I wish you the best of luck on your journey :)
Angie (Metzner) Hargett Good Luck! I can't wait to see pictures of your new furry friend.
Megan Dzurec Best of luck, Easton! You are so loved!
Emily, Steve and Marcy Weathers All the best to Easton, the Slutz family and your soon-to-be new family member!
Wagner Family Can't wait to meet your new friend!
John and Paula Bailey Many prayers, Easton, that your dream comes true!
Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice Best wishes Easton and family!
Jennifer & Jon Still
Milena Corbin I am so proud of you Easton. I am so happy that you will have your very own service dog.
Thirty-One: Amy Gallahan
Doug & Kathleen Carroll
Steve & Karyn Fuchs
Amy Celec Wishing the best to Easton & family
Teresa Gowler
Matt Ziccardi Nothing better than a boy and his dog!
Kim Bogart
Patty Waller Good luck, Easton! I hope you'll have your very own service dog soon!
The Schadt Family We hope you get your furry companion very soon, Easton!
Carol God bless you and your family, love you, Miss Carol
Betsy Best wishes to you and your family

Charles and Mary Brunelle
Stanley Gibbs
Body Logic Silent Auction
Ivan and Marguerite Torres Can't wait to hear about your new adventures! What an awesome opportunity!!!

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