52
52
10

Paws for Noli

$3,645 of $21,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 1 month
Nolan is getting a service dog, but we need your help!

Our silly, goofy 13 year old Nolan has had multiple diagnoses throughout the years.  Although he may come across as having absolutely no difficulties, inside Nolan's brain he is working extra hard to navigate multiple social situations due symptoms of autism, OCD, and ADHD.  Those rules of society do not come easy to him and he sometimes has difficulties making and keeping friends, navigating conversations, and keeping on task and organized.   More recently he has started refusing school because of the anxiety of trying to figure out the social interactions at school.  

He wants to be everyone's friend and is disappointment in himself when he does something to hurt a potential friendship.  He also wants to be successful in activities that he chooses to do, including computers, science, and swimming.  Unfortunately when he is not as successful as he would like to be, he gets disappointed with himself.  

Nolan regularly is confused, anxious, and sad inside while he is smiling on the outside.  Recently, we have linked Nolan with a wonderful service dog organization located in CA that will help Nolan in reducing his anxiety, sadness, decreasing repetitive behaviors, and provide him social boundaries while in public.   The first step in the process not only includes all of our paperwork, but also a $7,500 deposit.  Once the deposit is made, they will start training the dog specifically for Nolan's needs.  We are hoping to raise the funds by 7/1/2019, but know that is might take a little longer than that.  

38914872_155673237657932_r.jpeg
Nolan loves dogs and our Piper (7 year old rescue - beagle mix) has provided him a significant amount of emotional support since her rescue. But Piper is not allowed to travel everywhere with Nolan.  Piper also is not very fond of cars and would prefer to be with Nolan at home.  With your help and the help of Doggie Do Good, we would like to introduce another doggy friend to Nolan.  If you are able to provide any assistance, we would greatly appreciate your help.  This is just our first deposit towards our end goal towards close to $20,000 for a service dog so your help is a blessing. 
Thank you,
Nolan, Tina, and Brian Lowry
+ Read More
Noli went to go meet some potential friends! We are closer to getting Noli’s service dog and starting training. We will be training with the wonderful trainers at a Closer Bond in Palatine, IL. They have been phenomenal in this process in helping us to find a dog and helping Nolan to understand what he needs to do as a service dog handler. Thank you all for your support!
+ Read More
Day 1 of Central Zones Multi-Cultural Swim Meet is in the books! The 200M free relay team came in 2nd giving Nolan his first Zones medal! As he has had a rough time since the end of April, he has not been swimming consistently. But he swam great today and is now playing in the pool with a new friend from CPD (Chicago Park Dist)! Thank you to everyone who continues to help raise awareness about Nolan’s needs and forwards the GoFundMe page.
+ Read More
Quick update. Nolan had a rough night and refused school today. We took advantage of the day and met a wonderful trainer in Palatine. Nolan was able to learn more about his future responsibilities as a dog handler and meet two new furry friends. Thank you everyone for your continued support.
+ Read More
Nolan received clearance to return back to school last Friday. Today he was having a rough day and came home early. Our dog, Piper, is a rescue from Orphans of the Storm. For the past two years, she has been a huge comfort whenever Nolan is upset. But at seven years old, our little beagle is not able to be trained for service dog work. We are happy to have her comfort skills ❤️
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update

$3,645 of $21,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 1 month
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
MN
$25
Marcin Niedbalski
10 days ago
$25
Carin Valentine
10 days ago
BG
$50
Brandi Gigiano
12 days ago
MB
$25
Maureen Buti
21 days ago
$30
Mary Pierce
21 days ago
$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
DB
$100
Diane Boger
1 month ago
DB
$100
Donald Belonax
1 month ago
$50
Anonymous
1 month ago
TL
$100
Tim Lahart
1 month ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.