Smart Pup for Elijah (262213)

Smart Pup for Elijah (262213)

Our cheeky little Elijah is fundraising for his very own Smart pup! Elijah was born with a rare genetic condition, 1p36 deletion syndrome. As a result he also has Autism, Left hemi cerebral palsy, polymicrogyria, epilepsy and a dilated Aorta. Life can be overwhelming for Elijah and he often struggles with tasks we might find simple like a trip to the local shopping centre.
48.70% Raised
$9,740.00 donated of $20,000.00 goal
99 Donors

Elijah is very easily overwhelmed and will often run away in busy situations which makes it extremely difficult going out as a family. He has a very busy life involving multiple specialist appointments and regular therapy sessions which can be hard on a young boy. A specially trained assistance dog would be able to accompany Elijah to all of his appointments and provide assistance in a multitude of ways.

Elijah’s smart pup will also receive training to detect his seizures. At present there is no equipment on the market to detect his seizures as they are very subtle however last anywhere from 40 minutes to 3 hours with medical intervention and hospitalisation. At night I regularly check on him multiple times to ensure that he is not having a seizure. This leaves me often in a very sleep deprived state which makes caring for Elijah even more difficult.
To train such an AMAZING dog it will take 12 months! They are very expensive and unfortunately not covered by any government or NDIS plans. We are fundraising to cover some of this cost.

Please consider making a small donation to help us in this journey.

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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.

91 Comments
  • Mickey Uren
    Posted at 12:23h, 27 February Reply

    All the best xoxo

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      Charlotte Farano
      Posted at 17:49h, 28 February Reply

      Thanks Mickey, we really appreciate it 💜

  • Megan & Ian Lyell
    Posted at 12:23h, 27 February Reply

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      Charlotte Farano
      Posted at 20:33h, 02 March Reply

      Thankyou so much, it means so much to us 💜

  • William Kang
    Posted at 13:22h, 27 February Reply

    Let’s make it Pawsible!

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      Charlotte Farano
      Posted at 17:51h, 28 February Reply

      Thanks Will, I love it lets definitely make it Pawsible 💜

  • DiBruce Kerton
    Posted at 14:58h, 27 February Reply

    It would be great to help parents sleep restfully

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      Charlotte Farano
      Posted at 10:56h, 03 March Reply

      Thanks you so much Di and Bruce.

  • Shara Kapac
    Posted at 17:21h, 27 February Reply

    Good luck 😊

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      Charlotte Farano
      Posted at 10:58h, 03 March Reply

      Thank-You so much Shara, we are extremely Grateful

  • Dan Skinner
    Posted at 20:05h, 27 February Reply

    What an improvement to a little man’s life this will be!

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      Charlotte Farano
      Posted at 10:59h, 03 March Reply

      Thanks Dan, we are extremely grateful. This pup will change Elijah’s life!

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      Bobbi O'Riley
      Posted at 11:29h, 16 March Reply

      Thanks Dan 🙂

  • Tim Holdsworth
    Posted at 20:26h, 27 February Reply

    Woof!

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      Charlotte Farano
      Posted at 11:00h, 03 March Reply

      Thank-You Tim <3

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      Bobbi O'Riley
      Posted at 11:29h, 16 March Reply

      Thanks Tim!

  • Lachlan O’Brien
    Posted at 06:41h, 28 February Reply

    ❤️❤️❤️

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      Charlotte Farano
      Posted at 11:01h, 03 March Reply

      Thanks so much Lachlan,
      We are so incredibly thankful.

  • Lindy Knox
    Posted at 07:42h, 28 February Reply

    Definitely need for this beautiful boy

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      Charlotte Farano
      Posted at 11:02h, 03 March Reply

      Thanks so much Lindy. We are so appreciative and can’t wait to see how much this pup will help Elijah.

  • Kim Wardle
    Posted at 08:11h, 28 February Reply

    Having a smart dog will help Elijah and give him quality to be able to enjoy being a child and also it will help the parents, knowing that when they are not close by, there is always someone watching Elijah

  • Sharon Archer
    Posted at 08:30h, 28 February Reply

    Best of luck Elijah

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      Charlotte Farano
      Posted at 11:03h, 03 March Reply

      Thank-You so much Sharon, we are very grateful for you donation.

  • Ellen Porter
    Posted at 13:52h, 28 February Reply

    Really hope you reach your goal! All the best x

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      Charlotte Farano
      Posted at 07:59h, 05 March Reply

      Thank-You so much Ellen, We are extremely grateful for your support.

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      Bobbi O'Riley
      Posted at 11:30h, 16 March Reply

      Thanks Elle, so appreciated 🙂

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    Lindy knox
    Posted at 21:41h, 28 February Reply

    Definitely deserved for this lovely boy

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      Charlotte Farano
      Posted at 07:59h, 05 March Reply

      Thank-You so much Lindy, we really appreciate your support xo

  • Jo Newport
    Posted at 13:30h, 29 February Reply

    So moved by Elijah’s story. Know to a much lesser degree what it’s like to have a sick young boy. Hope this helps a little 😊 x x

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      Charlotte Farano
      Posted at 11:49h, 03 March Reply

      Thank-You so much Jo, we are very grateful. It is going to be life changing for our whole family. I hope things are ok with your son. If you are interested I have added a link to a facebook group, I created to show not only Elijah’s but also his brother, Kai’s journey through life.
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/perfectlydeleted1p36/
      Thanks again we really appreciate it,
      Charlotte

  • Pamela Miller
    Posted at 17:02h, 29 February Reply

    Hope we have a new 4-legged member of the family soon! Love to you all!

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      Charlotte Farano
      Posted at 11:45h, 03 March Reply

      Thank-You so much Aunty Pam & Uncle Tony, it really means the world to all of us.

  • Michelle Henson
    Posted at 19:55h, 29 February Reply

    I remember all the cheeky smiles I got from Elijah when he used to come and collect Kai from school 😃

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      Charlotte
      Posted at 11:43h, 03 March Reply

      Thank-You Michelle, he has always had that cheeky smile hasn’t he!!! We are just so grateful, this is going to be so life changing for our whole family.
      If you are interested I have added a link to a facebook group, I created to show not only Elijah’s but also Kai’s journey through life.
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/perfectlydeleted1p36/
      Thanks again,
      Charlotte

  • Bianca Hillbrick
    Posted at 20:14h, 29 February Reply

    This pup will change your lives. We don’t know you but we wish you nothing but the best. Good luck

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      Charlotte
      Posted at 11:42h, 03 March Reply

      Thank-You so much Bianca, we are so grateful. This really will be life changing for Elijah and our whole family.
      If you are interested I have added a link to a facebook group, I created to show not only Elijah’s but also his brother, Kai’s journey through life.
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/perfectlydeleted1p36/
      Thanks again,
      Charlotte

  • Issy Sabin
    Posted at 21:15h, 29 February Reply

    I wish I could give more ! Xxx best wishes from me and sally xx

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      Charlotte
      Posted at 11:40h, 03 March Reply

      Thanks so much Issy and Sally, hopefully Elijah’s Smart pup can teach Sprinkles a thing or 2!!!
      We really are so thankful.
      If you are interested I have added a link to a facebook group, I created to show not only Elijah’s but also his brother, Kai’s journey through life.
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/perfectlydeleted1p36/
      Thanks again,
      Charlotte

  • Katherine Dunk
    Posted at 01:33h, 01 March Reply

    I’m here for you

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      Charlotte
      Posted at 11:39h, 03 March Reply

      Thank-You so much Katherine, we are so incredibly grateful. It means just so much to our entire family.
      If you are interested I have added a link to a facebook group, I created to show not only Elijah’s but also his brother, Kai’s journey through life.
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/perfectlydeleted1p36/
      Thanks again,
      Charlotte

  • Katherine Dunk
    Posted at 01:35h, 01 March Reply

    I’m here to help

  • Greg Yoder
    Posted at 01:42h, 01 March Reply

    My life long friend , Annie Oh, resides in Melbourne area, ,from San Jose CA USA posted this need and I know every little bit helps. Happy to help a friend of a friend in need👌

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      Charlotte
      Posted at 11:37h, 03 March Reply

      Thank-You so much Greg, it truly means so much to not only Elijah but to our whole family. We really appreciate it.
      If you are interested I have added a link to a facebook group, I created to show not only Elijah’s but also his brother, Kai’s journey through life.
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/perfectlydeleted1p36/
      Thanks again,
      Charlotte

  • Larry George
    Posted at 07:18h, 01 March Reply

    Please help Elijah and Family

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      Charlotte
      Posted at 11:36h, 03 March Reply

      Thank-You so much Larry, we are so thankful. This is going to be life changing for Elijah.
      If you are interested I have added a link to a facebook group, I created to show not only Elijah’s but also Kai’s journey through life.
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/perfectlydeleted1p36/
      Thanks again,
      Charlotte

  • Rebecca Edison
    Posted at 15:11h, 01 March Reply

    All good wishes and Prayers for this young guy to get his pup!

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      Charlotte
      Posted at 11:35h, 03 March Reply

      Thank-you so much Rebecca, we are very grateful.
      If you are interested I have added a link to a facebook group, I created to show not only Elijah’s but also his brother, Kai’s journey through life.
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/perfectlydeleted1p36/
      Thanks again,
      Charlotte

  • Libby Moussavi
    Posted at 04:54h, 02 March Reply

    Sending lots of love from Aptos.

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      Charlotte
      Posted at 11:33h, 03 March Reply

      Thank-You So much Libby, our whole family is so thank-full. It really means a lot to not only Elijah but all of us.
      If you are interested I have added a link to a facebook group, I created to show not only Elijah’s but also his brother, Kai’s journey through life.
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/perfectlydeleted1p36/
      Thanks again,
      Charlotte

  • Michelle Robinson
    Posted at 06:25h, 02 March Reply

    Looking forward to photos of you and your puppy.

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      Charlotte
      Posted at 11:32h, 03 March Reply

      Thanks so much Michelle, we are so grateful and don’t worry there will be plenty of puppy photos everywhere!!
      If you are interested I have added a link to a facebook group, I created to show not only Elijah’s but also Kai’s journey through life.
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/perfectlydeleted1p36/
      Thanks again,
      Charlotte

  • Kerryn Hart
    Posted at 06:46h, 02 March Reply

    Keep fighting little Elijah

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      Charlotte
      Posted at 11:30h, 03 March Reply

      Thank-You Kerryn, we are just so grateful.
      If you are interested I have added a link to a facebook group, I created a facebook group to show not only Elijah’s but also Kai’s journey through life.
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/perfectlydeleted1p36/
      Thanks again,
      Charlotte

  • Naoko Fujii
    Posted at 07:48h, 02 March Reply

    Hi, I’m Asako’s friend in Japan.
    Hope Elijah can get a smart dog soon.

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      Charlotte
      Posted at 11:29h, 03 March Reply

      Thank-You so much Naoko, it truly means so much to our family.
      If you are interested I have added a link to a facebook group, I created to show not only Elijah’s but also his brothers journey through life.
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/perfectlydeleted1p36/
      Thanks again,
      Charlotte

  • Seiko Takagi
    Posted at 08:20h, 02 March Reply

    I’m happy if it would help you even just a little bit. X

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      Charlotte Farano
      Posted at 11:25h, 03 March Reply

      Thank-You so much Seiko, we are truly blessed to have so many people that have wanted to help Elijah. It means so much to all of us.
      If you are interested I have added a link to a page I have set up for not only Elijah but also his brother Kai’s journey through life.
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/perfectlydeleted1p36/
      Thanks again,
      Charlotte

  • Mary Baker
    Posted at 17:28h, 02 March Reply

    Was very touched by Elijah’s story and would like to help out albeit in a very small way. Be strong Elijah and I really hope you get your puppy xo

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      Charlotte Farano
      Posted at 11:23h, 03 March Reply

      Thank-You Mary, we are so grateful to everyone that has contributed to help Elijah get his own Smart Pup. It really means so much to us.
      If you are interested I have added a link to a page I have set up following not only Elijah but also his brother Kai’s journey through life.
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/perfectlydeleted1p36/
      Thanks again,
      Charlotte

  • Natasha Miller
    Posted at 19:55h, 02 March Reply

    Cant wait to see pics of Elijah and his new pup.
    Lots of love Tash and Paul

  • SHIHO EGAMI
    Posted at 22:36h, 02 March Reply

    lots of love from tokyo,japan

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      Charlotte Farano
      Posted at 11:16h, 03 March Reply

      Thank-You so much Shiho egami, we are very grateful for your help in getting Elijah his Smart Pup.
      I have added a link to the page we have set up to follow not only Elijah’s journey but also his Brother Kai’s if you were interested.
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/perfectlydeleted1p36/
      Thanks again,
      Charlotte

  • Sarah Taylor Farano
    Posted at 05:55h, 03 March Reply

    Love Cousin Adrian and Sarah

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      Charlotte Farano
      Posted at 11:15h, 03 March Reply

      Thank-You so much Adrian and Sarah, from the bottoms of our hearts.
      I have added a link to the page we have set up to follow not only Elijah’s journey but also his Brother Kai’s if you were interested.
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/perfectlydeleted1p36/
      Thanks again,
      Charlotte

  • Michael Miles
    Posted at 06:21h, 03 March Reply

    Hope this helps

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      Charlotte Farano
      Posted at 11:14h, 03 March Reply

      Thank-You so much, we are so grateful. This pup is going to be life changing for Elijah.
      I have added a link to the page we have set up to follow not only Elijah’s journey but also his brother Kai’s if you were interested.
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/perfectlydeleted1p36/
      Thanks again,
      Charlotte

  • Shinobu Mikami
    Posted at 15:20h, 03 March Reply

    I’m Asako’s friend
    Hope this would support you.
    All the best!

  • Gail Carrigan
    Posted at 08:56h, 04 March Reply

    Haven’t met Elijah, but somebody who has been through as much as he has deserves a capable dog pal to get him through the tough times.

  • Malc & Jenny Ross
    Posted at 11:02h, 04 March Reply

    A special dog for a special boy, it will be a lucky pup to come into your family! xxx

  • Lyndel Chalmers
    Posted at 13:03h, 04 March Reply

    Anything to give Elijah a chance of an easier life!!

  • Claudia Matheson
    Posted at 08:46h, 05 March Reply

    To Jason and Charlotte. What wonderful , courageous parents your children have. I am so proud of you both. All the best with the donations for this fantastic cause.xxxx

  • Geoff and Jan Miller
    Posted at 16:45h, 05 March Reply

    Hoping for the best outcomes for Elijah and all the family.

  • Carly Short
    Posted at 13:56h, 06 March Reply

    We hope you have a beautiful pup to love and help you soon Elijah xx

  • Karen Wiseman
    Posted at 07:34h, 10 March Reply

    Just a little something to show we care, we keep Elijah in our prayers 🙏

  • Elise Johnson
    Posted at 11:16h, 11 March Reply

    Can’t wait see the fantastic benefits it will give to Eli & family xx

  • Leah Sukroo
    Posted at 11:26h, 11 March Reply

    Xoxo

  • Alana Short
    Posted at 05:38h, 16 March Reply

    Good luck guys! Xx

  • Mia Bowyer
    Posted at 11:08h, 16 March Reply

    We met Elijah, Charlotte and Kai last week and we loved spending time with them. The family is so fun and left a big impact on us.

  • Bobbi O'Riley
    Posted at 11:23h, 16 March Reply

    I just know this will make a huge difference to not only Elijah and his family, but also the community at large – everyone who meets Elijah knows what a special boy he is, and this pup will just further his ability to interact with the community – can only be a good thing!

    (also Gryffindor the border collie can’t wait to meet his new furry cousin!)

    xx

  • L&K Sharp
    Posted at 17:06h, 20 March Reply

    ❤️

  • Darren Carr
    Posted at 16:21h, 27 March Reply

    Hope my little bit helps.

  • Alex Knox
    Posted at 17:08h, 27 March Reply

    Good luck guys 👍

  • Hayden Bowie
    Posted at 17:31h, 27 March Reply

    From Rollercoaster Racing ……

  • Jake Rien
    Posted at 17:38h, 27 March Reply

    Best wishes guys!! Dogs are the best and will make both there lives more enjoyable

  • Josh Gray
    Posted at 18:40h, 27 March Reply

    Good will

  • Amanda Maclean
    Posted at 20:47h, 27 March Reply

    🤞🤞

  • Moo Taylor
    Posted at 22:34h, 27 March Reply

    Get them Elijah 🙂

  • Damien Tranquille
    Posted at 18:58h, 28 March Reply

    Good luck to your little one.

  • Blake Palmer
    Posted at 19:05h, 28 March Reply

    The boy needs this dog, good luck with remainder

  • Kim Brennan
    Posted at 19:48h, 28 March Reply

    Stay strong Elijah and wishing you a happy life with your pup

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