Mason is 6 years old with Autism, and suffered 3 Concussions as a result of BULLYING. From being the happiest, silliest, most loving child you’ve ever met... to expressing he wants to die and be in Heaven!
Please, PLEASE help get this happy-go-lucky, silly little goofball back to loving & enjoying LIFE—before this broken system ripped through his heart and turned his whole world upside down.
￼￼￼￼￼￼ Mason’s medical team and trauma specialists strongly agree that he needs the aid and support of a Service Dog - specifically trained to meet Mason’s needs as he recovers physically, mentally, and emotionally from everything that happened - all of which is further complicated by his underlying Seizure disorder and Autism.
￼￼￼￼￼￼ ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Helping Mason get this specialized support meansgiving him his life back! ...It means helping him regain his sense of self, build back his confidence, and learn to [safely] trust the world again. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ Due to the extensive amount of training needed for Mason to get his service dog, the estimated cost I’ve been given (by the organization we hope to work with throughout his service dog training) is $14,000. Unfortunately, without the help of this community it simply won’t be possible, given the accumulating hospital bills and out-of-pocket medical costs from the horrific bullying injuries, on top of the extra daily expenses of caring for a child with special needs.
Mason’s “Multi-purpose Service Dog” will: 1) Provide critical support as Mason copes and fully processes what he went through—an essential part of trauma/PTSD recovery. 2) Alert and respond to his seizures (and alerting myself or nearby adult), while aiding and comforting him as he regains consciousness afterwards. 3) Help him safely navigate the unforeseeable triggers, obstacles, and challenges that impact his daily life with Autism.
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ Please consider joining #TeamMason and support us in getting Mason his service dog!
Every single contribution is appreciated more than I could ever express—as this is going to be a very long road ahead for Mason.