A Boys Best Friend: Help Killian Get His Service Dog
Start: May 3, 2018 - End: Nov 2, 2018
First of all, I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for visiting my page to help support Killian in getting the service dog he deserves. Here’s the story:
Killian is a strong, brave and high spirited 8 year old, that unfortunately has been faced with many obstacles since a young age. After having surgery at only three weeks old, multiple tests, doctor visits, hospital stays and a reconstructive helmet he was given multiple diagnoses. If having Autism and Sensory processing disorder wasn’t tough enough for a kid his age he was also diagnosed with epilepsy and cyclic vomiting syndrome. That is a lot for an eight year old to deal with on a daily basis, right? Well in late 2017 Killian was also diagnosed with a Benign Epidermoid cyst on his brain. This resulted in brain surgery early this year, to remove the cyst. The surgery was a success and Killian is healing well. But unfortunately he still faces other obstacles on a daily basis which is why I have decided to do something to help. Killian’s service dog will do many great things for him such as, comforting him during meltdowns, seizures or a vomiting episode as well as helping to stop him from running off. I am doing this for Killian as well as his family. Since the beginning they have done all that they could to make sure that Killian lives a life no different than any other kid his age. His mom has worked multiple jobs to help provide for him and his younger brother, they have participated in multiple fundraiser events to help pay for medical bills and to help raise money for his service dog. Unfortunately they are still aways a way from their goal, as acquiring a service dog comes with a lot of extra fees such as the dog it’s self which he has already named after one of his favorite TV characters, training classes to help make his dog fit for him and travel expenses to pick up Killian’s dog. I felt a calling to help give the gift of a life time to Killian one day when he had come to visit me at my house were we have a dog of our own. He said me to “I can’t wait to get my dog someday, he is going to be my very best friend and help me with all kinds of things. But he costs a lot of money so mom says we have to wait”. That was the moment I realized I wanted to do something to help, something that will get him that much closer to something he so badly deserves. So please help me in reaching my goal of $1,000.
Thank you and God bless. -Shay
Fund Leader: Shay Coffin
Fund Type: Medical Causes, Other Groups & Individuals