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Mason’s Service Dog & Sidekick

$3,824 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 101 people in 2 months
Created March 16, 2019
#TeamMason
on behalf of Joshua Bliudzius
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.


Links to recent News coverage, which give a brief overview:
Bullying concerns at school in Fairfax County after boy suffers multiple concussions
6 Year Old Boy Suffers 3 Concussions at School in 35 days


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 means giving 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.

So, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.




#STOPbullying #masonsjourney ♥️
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Through unbelievable human kindness we raised enough money to adopt and bring home Mason’s service-dog-in-training, Lucy!!!!

I’ve met with and secured an organization who will be taking over Lucy’s training these next 12-16 months to become Mason’s official Service Dog (protected by federal law under the ADA); and at the lowest possible total cost without in turn having to wait on a 2-3 year waiting list (time we don’t have the luxury of given his increased seizures from his brain injury). So I’ve updated Mason’s page to reflect this new goal amount!

All funds raised are going to help ensure Mason’s service dog Lucy gets the training critically needed in order to respond to his seizures and keep him safe. I am just speechless, humbled, and beyond grateful by the outpouring of love and support from each and every one of you! We can’t wait to share more updates as we put these next steps into motion!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
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Exciting Update!!!
We went to meet some potential pups, with the intention of letting the right one “pick” Mason. One instantly gravitated to him and seemed we may have found our match. Well, dozens of wet puppy kisses and giggles later, they both look up at me and I see this pup also has it’s own little birthmark between its eyes - just like Mason! As if my heart wasn’t melting enough already just witnessing the two of them bonding in a way that you simply cannot with words!

Well, she’s the one! The contracts have been signed and first down payment made...it’s official! Mason cannot wait for his soon-to-be Therapy Dog, Lucy, to come home!

We have raised $3,150 of our $4,900 goal!!! This leaves us $1,750 in order to get Lucy through her therapy dog development program and home to Mason! We are SO close!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for following and supporting Mason on this journey so far. If you can, please continue to share Mason’s GoFundMe campaign - I can’t even begin to express how much this means and how grateful we are. ♥️
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Mason’s having a great day, so we wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone (see video) who has supported Mason on this tough journey so far! There’s also been a major UPDATE on Mason’s health - including a new diagnosis, treatment plan, and outlook. I inadvertently updated all of that info within his main page, as opposed to an ‘Update’ like this one. Sorry about that! ...one very tired momma over here!
A few quick things. As you may gather from the video, physically-speaking Mason is doing very well, all things considered. Mentally and emotionally however, well, his new diagnosis of PTSD speaks to that. Recovering from trauma of this nature is expected to be a long road ahead, but, if we’re able to raise the funding needing for Mason and his new best friend and furry sidekick, it will be an absolutely crucial turning point in helping him heal from this and get back to as normal a life as possible! #HelpMasonHeal
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$3,824 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 101 people in 2 months
Created March 16, 2019
#TeamMason
on behalf of Joshua Bliudzius
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