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Rosenblum Family

$25,450 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 292 people in 7 months
Created December 12, 2018
What is The Rosenblum Family go fund me page all about?   It is about a family that could use OUR help. The Rosenblum family needs a service dog to help their son Jack.    A service dog for Jack could mean that the family could breathe a little easier.  Dogs that are specially trained to detect seizures in advance are very expensive.  I was shocked to see that they can be $20,000-$30,000.

Their  son, Jack (21), has profound autism and developed epilepsy at age 16. Jack’s doctors tinkered to find the right medication to treat his epilepsy, but were unable to eliminate his seizures, which always happens between the hours of 3 pm and 9 pm.  That remains true today, and it saddens us to say that for their daughter Betsy’s entire adolescence, the evening hours are very stressful.  They  never know when a seizure might happen. 

Paul Rosenblum, most affectionately known as "Mr. R."  is a 5th grade teacher at Falmouth Elementary School in Falmouth, Maine. Jack is his son.  My name is Michele and my daughter Kat is extremely fortunate to be in his class this year. She adores Mr. R. and looks forward to going to school. From the moment that I met Mr. R. at parent orientation night, I knew he had a passion for teaching. His energy and enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge with the kids could easily be seen.  I wanted to go back to 5th grade (only if he was my teacher!)

Mr. R. comes to school every day with kindness in his heart and a positive vibe that is contagious for many.  His style of teaching and accepting each and every student where they are and for who they are is a gift.  A gift that he has been given to so many students and families over the years.  He fills kids with confidence in a world where confidence can be taken away by so many influences.  He is an example of what many teachers should strive to be. 

I would greatly appreciate your support in coming together to give back to a teacher who has given so much over the years. Please consider donating.  Any amount helps!  Thank you in advance.
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Dear Friends,

Thank you for being a part of this fundraising effort's amazing, rapid success! The Rosenblums are humbled and so very grateful to all of this community-- and its members near and far, from days gone by and today. At this point, our goal has been reached and we will close off further contributions. The Rosenblums have been approved for a dog from one foundation and are waiting to hear from another. It's likely a two-year wait while a dog is groomed (so to speak) for Jack's particular needs, but that day will come before we know it! Please feel VERY VERY good about what you have done for the family by showing your support. It is a unique gift to feel such kindness and appreciation expressed in this way.
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Hello, donor friends! Thank you so much for the contributions for Jack’s seizure alert dog. The Rosenblums are nearly speechless in their gratitude, but not quite! Mr. R wants you to know the family thanks each of you for your generosity and kindness. A dog that can predict seizures and alert the family will bring tremendous relief from worry for everyone of the Rs, around the clock. That is truly nothing short of life-changing. The Rs have been in touch with a few dog training facilities already, and are beginning to think about what size and breed makes sense for Jack. So exciting! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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THIS IS AMAZING! In just one week of active fundraising, we've rounded the $10,000 mark for Jack’s seizure alert dog. The Rosenblums are so grateful to all for the contributions from friends new and old. Hearing from students now in their twenties and thirties?!? With such generosity in their hearts! What a humbling experience. If you haven’t already, spread the word. We can have a puppy with Jack’s name on it in time for summer— perfect for a two-teacher family. As Paul would say, EXCELSIOR! Thank you, one and all!
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$25,450 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 292 people in 7 months
Created December 12, 2018
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