Nine-year-old Dane is in the fourth grade. He is super sensory-seeking and he loves hugs, swinging, his ball pit, and all things water. This past summer he became really good at swimming with his lifejacket on!
Dane was diagnosed at the age of 2 with Angelman Syndrome, a neurogenetic disorder characterized by seizures, intellectual impairment, lack of balance/motor skills, lake of speech, and sleep difficulty.
It has been recommended that Dane get a Service Dog to help with tracking, tethering, and behavior redirection as he currently struggles with elopement, following physical directions, and self-harm behaviors such as head banging.
The waitlist for a service dog can be 2 years or longer and he cannot be on that waitlist until the family has raised a total of $20K. BB4K would like to help with at least $5000 of that fundraising effort.
Service Dog - $5000+
Building Blocks for Kids supports children and families who live with disabilities in a wide variety of ways. One of those ways is through our Meet A Need Medical Scholarship Program. This program allows us to meet individual needs, one child at a time.