Oisin asd Companion dog fundraiser

Hi everyone I have set up this gofundme page to raise funds for an autism companion dog / canine companion for my son Oisin.

Oisin was diagnosed with Autism, ADHD and sensory processing disorder at the age of 3. Oisin is so much fun full of mischief and a brilliant character - he is happy child majority of the time and is the most loving boy you could meet. Oisin is now getting bigger though and this is the issue oisin is faster and as Oisin is a flight risk(runs away) I don’t know how much longer I will be able to keep up to him.

Oisin has a younger sister and there have been times where mummy has had to choose between them. Oisin would run and I would have to bolt after him trusting strangers at times with my 3 year old daughter it’s getting to point where going out is extremely frustrating and holding Oisins hand all the time gets him frustrated and unhappy he has no independence while his sister walks in front of him. Imagine in his head looking at his younger sister given the opportunity to walk along happy with her own company while he has to struggle to break free from my grip to run.

The problem is that Oisin sees no danger !! Oisin has run into rivers , Oisin has run onto the road ... Oisin lives in the moment but in that moment anything can happen because of the dangers around. Oisin also touches people and as a younger child people smile and say 'ah he is cute'. He is getting bigger now people are not as understanding, they stare  or throw u looks to make you want the ground to open up and swallow you - it’s not Oisin’s fault he can’t control his impulses but this dog would help him guide him give him independence and help his sensory needs.

I set this page up for anybody who has a little spare change to help there is no pressure on people but if you would like to donate every little will help reach the 5000 euro target overall it costs over 10000 Euro to train these angels disguised as dogs x thanks for reading and donating Maria, Oisin and Ava x

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  • Sinead Curtin 
    • €20 
    • 5 hrs
  • Paula O Connor 
    • €20 
    • 17 hrs
  • Miranda Raven 
    • €20 
    • 18 hrs
  • Joe & Tracey McAuliffe 
    • €50 
    • 1 d
  • Anonymous 
    • €50 
    • 2 d


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