Friends, family, and everyone who loves Jacen, we could use your help. Jacen is my amazing 8 year old son. He’s an avid Star Wars fan, he loves Marvel, Disney, and DC. His favorite toy is his Anakin Skywalker lightsaber, and he loves to read. He is an amazing kiddo, and I only want what is absolutely best for him.
Jacen is also on the Autism Spectrum, has ADHD, and Aspergers. He can’t always focus, has emotional outbursts, and has the wiggles. Jacen also struggles with low confidence and some social awkwardness. His therapist and I feel that the best thing for him would be a service dog. The dog would go with him everywhere and interrupt his outbursts and wiggles, provide deep pressure to help ground him and keep him calm so that he can focus better.
I truly feel that this is a sign that we’re on the right track because not only was he accepted into the program, but the available dogs are named Rey, Orin, and Dinah. Obviously Jacen knows all of them from their perspective fandoms,and he is excited and hopeful for Rey or Dinah.
This is a long and very expensive process, but Ibelieve that this is what’s best for Jacen. We were hoping to qualify for one of the less expensive dogs, but those are not trained to be autism support pups and wouldn’t be able to accompany him where he would need them most. If you can’t donate, please share. #Rey4Jacen
- Casey Stanley
- David Morrison