Service Dog for Braxton

Hi friends! Normally this is not something that we would do but we have a very unique opportunity and a short amount of time to act. As some of you know, Braxton was diagnosed with Right- Sided Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy when he was 2. With this diagnosis comes some developmental challenges as well as physical challenges. What most don't know is that also in July this year, Braxton received an Autism diagnosis in addition to his CP. While Autism looks different for each person, we can say that there are challenges that we never anticipated.
We have been doing our best to provide all that he needs and while researching we have found numerous testimonies on how therapy or emotional support dogs have greatly helped in the areas that Braxton struggles with. It is our desire to get him a therapy dog to aid his needs. Here is where the unique opportunity comes in- normally a fully trained service or support dog costs in the range of $10,000- $18,000. This is something we can not do unfortunately. However, there are Labradoodle puppies available right now that have been bred from service dogs and raised to be trained as service dogs. They are already acclimated to people with CP, Autism, and MS. Yes, additonal training would be necessary but at this time we have the opportunity to get Braxton a support puppy for $800 plus a fee of $350 to have it safely flown here from Wisconsin. While this is a fraction of the typical cost, it is a number that we can't get together in a short amount of time by ourselves. We humbly ask you, our friends and family to help if you feel that you can so that we can give our son something that would be a great emotional support and aid to him. Thank you!
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Organizer

Bethany Hagerman 
Organizer
Medina, OH
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