The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want.
Thank you to an angel in Louisiana, known to our family, for scooping us up and taking that last giant leap with us in his arms. I can't describe how thankful I am to you for doing this for our son. We are truly blessed to know you sir. Thank you.
Matthew is going to get his service dog. He is a German Shepherd puppy named Argus.
Thank you to all of you who have donated, shared, offered services and time. I can't believe what has happened in the last month and especially in the last 3 days.
Friends, family, people whom I've never met...all of you helped make this happen.
We have surpassed our goal by a wide margin. We are going to take that generosity and share it with others who are in the same situation we were in until an hour ago.
Pay it forward.
I will write more when I can. Matthew needs me now.
My wife and I just want to thank all of you for an amazing weekend. The outpouring of love and support for Matthew was/is incredible. Family, friends, people who we've never met all donated, shared, commented and just moved us like never before. I had trouble keeping up with it all.
Thank you. We are a lot closer to getting a service dog for our boy.
With love and appreciation,
We are 16% of the way to our goal of getting an autism service dog for Matthew! Please share this on your timelines! We have received many donations from friends and friends of friends on facebook! Your help is working! Thank you so much for your help! Chris and Angelica Raley
We've topped $2400 in 10 days! As the late Huell Howser would say, that's amazing! On behalf of Matthew, My wife Angelica and I want to thank everyone who has donated and who has shared this page with family and friends. Remember, 20% of the sales from my etsy shop will also go towards Matthew' service dog! https://www.etsy.com/shop/CR9Designs
Counting all donations, we are 13% of the way to our goal of getting an Autism Service Dog for our son Matthew. Thank you to all who have shared this with family and friends and thank you to all who have made a donation on his behalf. I am in awe, I really am.
We are raising money to train and purchase an Autism service dog for our son Matthew. The dog will come from Bob at Dogwish.org. He is an expert at training service dogs and we feel Matthew needs one badly.
Matthew is almost 7 years old now and was officially diagnosed with Autism at age 3. He attends ABA therapy and is homeschooled because our local district does not have a setting that is appropriate for him.
He is on the severe side of the spectrum. He is non verbal and prone to meltdowns at home and in public. We have just now begun to be able to go out together as a family with Matthew after several years of my wife and I taking turns running errands etc.
An Autism service dog will help Matthew in so many ways. He will be safe. We won't have to worry as much about him wandering off if there is another set of eyes on him. He will have a constant companion to lean on during rough times. He will be less likely to depend on technology (ipads, tv etc) to regulate himself.
On behalf of Matthew and our family, we thank you for any help you can provide.
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