Sebastian’s Smart Pup

Sebastian’s Smart Pup

We as a family are fundraising for a Smart Pup Autism Assistance Mobility Dog for Sebastian. This Assistance Dog will be trained to help Sebastian gain independence and confidence, keep him safe. Alert him and others and provide him with emotional and physical support.
7.90% Raised
$1,580.00 donated of $20,000.00 goal
19 Donors

For those who don’t know Sebastian, he is a 10 year old boy.

He has faced many challenges in his life. Sebastian was born and diagnosed with having Globe Delay [ Fine Motor and Gross Motor Skills], Autism, ADHD, Severe Anxiety, Severe language Disorder, Loss of Hearing, Sensory Process Disorder, Chromosome Duplication Gene, and has an Intellectual Disability, all from the age of 3yrs.

In July 2017 after Sebastian’s 10th Birthday , he was diagnosed with having Glaucoma and low vision. Which means that Sebastian’s vision is damaged and overtime he will become blind due to the optic nerve losing its function. Sebastian at this stage walks around with a white cane all the time, he also wears dark sunglasses.

As he grows we learn more about his challenges, how to work with them, and overcome them. Words do not come easily to Sebastian but he still a very, very special boy, who loves simple things in life which are music, singing, laughing and his iPad [he loves to watch YouTube on it] he also loves Lego, superheroes, old cars, medieval knight and Vikings.

This Assistance Mobility Dog will help change Sebastian’s life with :
1. Assisting him with specific daily routines.
2. Reduce anxiety, minimizes meltdowns.
3. Provide a bridge between the rest of the world, easing feelings of isolation as well as fostering opportunities for social inclusion.
4. Friendship and belonging.
5. Navigate his way around in the community.

The Smart Pup will be selected especially for Sebastian and will be specially trained to suit his needs. It can take up to 2 years of training for the dog to be ready.
This is an expensive and project and costs at least $25,000 of which we need to raise $20,000 to contribute.
The dog will only begin training once we have reached our fundraising goal of $20,000.

All donations made are charitable donations to Smart Pups. They are a non profit organization , they are based in QLD. Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Thanks for taking the time to learn a bit more about Sebastian’s journey and helping him achieve his goal.

This Assistance Dog will be Sebastian’s best friend for life

Smart Pups
Smart Pups Team
enquiries@smartpups.org.au

Every donation adds up to make a big difference! Your ongoing support goes towards training each Assistance Dog for a child with special needs. You are part of an incredible community of loyal supporters, who together help to make great things possible from what are often small beginnings. Thank you for your donation! All donations over $2 are tax deductible. Thank you for your suppawt.

15 Comments
  • Michelle Boyce
    Posted at 13:35h, 29 March Reply

    I hope you get to your goal.
    Sebastian is such a great kid and I wish him all the best for his future. Xo

  • Jan king
    Posted at 18:26h, 30 March Reply

    Good luck, Sebastian, we miss you at RDA Bendigo .

  • Donna Freeman
    Posted at 17:57h, 02 April Reply

    All the best for your beautiful boy Rita xx

  • Sally Berger
    Posted at 13:41h, 09 April Reply

    I hope you reach your goal Sebastion. All the best!

  • Sally Berger
    Posted at 13:48h, 09 April Reply

    All the best in achieving your goal, Sebastian.

  • Giulia Annesi
    Posted at 21:34h, 30 April Reply

    To My Gorgeous Grandson ,

    You Teach Me Everyday New Things About Yourself and What It’s Like For You To Learn New Ways.
    You Show Me To Be Strong and Always Believe In Yourself.

    Love You Heaps Nonna Giulia xxxxx

  • Giulia Annesi
    Posted at 21:44h, 30 April Reply

    To My Gorgeous Grandson,

    I love to the moon and back
    Over the years you have shown me what it is like for you .
    I know it has been very hard for you but taking small steps you will overcome all your fears and this will make you stronger.
    Your a incredible boy inside and out
    I hope all your dreams come true
    Love you nonna Giulia xxxxxx

  • Giacinta dear
    Posted at 09:33h, 29 May Reply

    Good luck Sebastian, hopefully you’ll have an assistance dog soon!!

  • Michelle Decker
    Posted at 21:56h, 29 May Reply

    Good luck Rita. Sebastian will love his new companion!

  • Sally Quill
    Posted at 22:00h, 29 May Reply

    Rita, best of luck with raising all the money you need so Sebastian can have his own assistance dog! xxxooo

  • Meaghan Keogh
    Posted at 17:10h, 30 May Reply

    Go Sebastian 👍

  • Joanne Diver
    Posted at 17:36h, 30 May Reply

    I think that the assistance dog will be a fabulous help for the family and I’m happy to donate.

  • Angela Hull
    Posted at 12:33h, 31 May Reply

    Nothing makes you feel better than having a labrador by your side!

  • Phoebe Van Leuvan
    Posted at 11:17h, 03 June Reply

    Hope you can have your very own Lily soon Sebastian.

  • Tracey Bligh
    Posted at 23:09h, 11 July Reply

    On behalf of the Education support students @ bendigo tafe

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