Monday, May 3, 2010

Overwhelmed with Gratitude

Judd and I have been amazed at how much support we are beginning to get.  Judd posted on a trapping forum last night and also sent an email to a few people this morning, all about our fundraising efforts.  In a very short amount of time, we have been greatly blessed with people from all over coming out to support us.  Judd's forum has started an auction in honor of Jacey with people wanting to donate items for it.  People from his work are wanting to not only donate money for our cause but have also volunteered their time to help us raise funds. 

We have heard from people that we don't even know that are donating.  The mission of 4 Paws for Ability is an amazing one and I am so grateful to be a part of their fundraising efforts.  To those who have donated, are wanting to donate, and help in other ways - Thank you for where your heart is.  Thank you for opening my eyes to the wonderful things that people do

When we were first accepted to receive an Autism Service Dog, I felt like nothing was impossible, even raising $13,000.  Over time, after posting on Facebook and sending out lots of emails, I began to wonder if this was achievable.  I began to doubt people.  I wasn't sure how long it would take us to reach our goal.  But within the past twenty four hours, I feel that it isn't impossible.  Thank you for giving me a stronger hope at what the future can hold.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!



  1. My heart goes out to you. We are fighting for a diagnosis for my son. He has had issues since 18 months old and has been placed in OT twice now (he is 4.5) and both times it has been taken away due to a lack of a diagnosis. I didnt know about these service dogs until I saw it on my friend Jenn's hair blog. I think it is awesome and I hope you achieve the goal. I posted her blog post about it on my FB page! good luck to you!

  2. Thanks DreamyVinyl. I wish you the best of luck with your son. I know at first we weren't ready to have her "diagnosed" with anything. We just figured she would catch up. We had Jacey diagnosed by a team of experts that put together a report afterwards showing where their findings were. Was he a part of the Part C programs that are in your state for early developmental delays? They may have something to help with a diagnosis. Email me if you have any questions that I could help you with. Thanks for your support in our dream!