Smart Pup for Hayley (1421)

Smart Pup for Hayley (1421)

Hayley is 10 years old. She is beautiful and creative and loves to dance. Hayley has autism and a high level of anxiety. Despite this and her medical conditions; anaphylaxis, bladder issues, eczema & seasonal allergies, Hayley approaches the world with goodwill and determination.
32.63% Raised
$6,525.00 donated of $20,000.00 goal
65 Donors

Hayley’s primary disability – Autism, affects her in some of the following ways:
• She finds her own feelings can be overwhelming
• Sights and sounds and emotions are hard for her to manage
• Hayley struggles to understand communication and communicate with others
• Hayley lives with constant high anxiety and because of this she will sometimes withdraw from the world, but she may also have an extreme meltdown and talk about self-harm or engage in self-harming behaviours
• Hayley can get angry and frustrated by the world, her struggles can be overwhelming and at those times she blames herself and expresses a high level of self-hatred
• Hayley wants to be like other kids, but she struggles with social situations and friendships are difficult for her.

Hayley comes from a complex family. She has a brother and a sister each with a disability, so her parent’s attention is often divided.
Having a Smart Pup would be life-changing for Hayley. Her whole family is excited and wants to help.
Hayley needs lots of encouragement and support to deal with all the challenges life has given her. A Smart Pup is the ideal companion. A Smart Pup will help Hayley to feel part of the world. She will have comfort and support when she needs it, and the Smart Pup will help Hayley to increase her independence.
Below are just some of the benefits the Smart Pup will have for Hayley:
• It will increase her confidence and help her socialize
• Regular exercise with her Smart Pup will help increase her muscle tone & balance
• Her Smart Pup will reduce her anxiety so Hayley will be better able to focus, have confidence to ask questions when needed, and increase her mental health and overall wellbeing
• Hayley will be able to form a special bond with her Smart Pup and this will help to combat her feelings of isolation & fear and help her be more independent from her mum
• Her Smart Pup will reduce her sensory & emotional overload so Hayley will feel better about herself and have fewer meltdowns.
• A Smart Pup will assist her when necessary and help to keep her safe

Hayley has many challenges that make her day to day life a struggle. There is no greater joy than when her anxiety has melted away. On these rare occasions, when she is comfortable in her own skin, when a smile lights her face with happiness and we see the real Hayley, we know that everything we go through for her is worth it.
A Smart Pup for Hayley means the world will see that beautiful smile more and more often. Then Hayley will be able to take her place in the world be the person we know she really wants to be.

 

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65 Comments
  • Heather Frajsman
    Posted at 10:16h, 02 December Reply

    I am a nurse mother Labrador/dog owner.
    I have seen what a difference carer dogs can make yo someone’s life especially with anxiety .

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      Anthea & Hayley
      Posted at 23:46h, 09 December Reply

      Agreed Heather, we’ve seen an assistance dog in action & were just amazed by him. Feel very excited to be working toward one ourselves, so life-changing.

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      Anthea & Hayley
      Posted at 23:48h, 09 December Reply

      Agreed Heather, we got to see an assistance dog in action & were amazed. So thrilled to be working toward that ourselves. They are amazing.

  • Sandy Burke
    Posted at 14:31h, 02 December Reply

    Good luck and lots and lots of love xxxxx

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      Anthea & Hayley
      Posted at 15:14h, 09 December Reply

      Thank you so much lovely, love you xxx

  • Liz Deacon
    Posted at 13:46h, 03 December Reply

    Looking forward to seeing a beautiful picture of you Hayley with your gorgeous puppy on Monty Life 😊

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      Anthea & Hayley
      Posted at 15:15h, 09 December Reply

      Thank you kindly Liz, we have such an amazing community! We are very lucky xx

  • Eileen Barry
    Posted at 16:49h, 10 December Reply

    Good luck Hayley xxx

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    Eileen Barry
    Posted at 16:58h, 10 December Reply

    Good luck Hayley xxx

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      Anthea Miles
      Posted at 23:09h, 12 December Reply

      Thank you so much Eileen! We really appreciate your support.
      Love Anthea & Hayley 💕💕💕

  • Naomi Ball
    Posted at 10:22h, 11 December Reply

    You are such a wonderful person Hayley and it’s such a pleasure knowing you. I hope you raise enough funds for your Smart Pup. Best wishes!

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      Anthea Miles
      Posted at 23:11h, 12 December Reply

      Thank you so much Naomi,
      We love spending time with you! Thank you so much for your support, we can’t thank you enough.
      Lots of love Anthea & Hayley 🌈🥰

  • Anthea Miles
    Posted at 22:00h, 12 December Reply

    Proceeds from the lovely people in Montmorency & Eltham who have purchased pot plants from us. Thank you all so much!

  • Darcy Vedder
    Posted at 05:34h, 22 December Reply

    I hope this helps towards your goal, it’s what I can manage this month, but will continue to donate over the next few months as well.

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      Anthea & Hayley
      Posted at 18:15h, 24 December Reply

      Thank you so much Darcy, amazing. Very grateful & much appreciated xxx

  • Debbie Woodward
    Posted at 12:11h, 24 December Reply

    I hope this will help in a small way. Wishing you all the best.

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      Anthea & Hayley
      Posted at 18:17h, 24 December Reply

      Thank you Debbie, just wonderful, much appreciated xxx

  • Sonja Fowler
    Posted at 07:16h, 26 December Reply

    With best wishes at Christmas time.

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      Anthea & Hayley
      Posted at 18:37h, 01 January Reply

      Thank you so much Sonia, much appreciated xxx

  • Steven Povey
    Posted at 18:42h, 01 January Reply

    Best wishes beautiful girl!

  • JANE MENON
    Posted at 07:59h, 05 January Reply

    Hey beautiful Hayley, Mira and I would like to wish you all the very best of luck in reaching your goal. What a. very lucky dog that will end up by your side!

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      Anthea Miles
      Posted at 22:13h, 29 January Reply

      Thank you so much Jane & Mira 💜 We can’t wait to be able to walk our dogs together & all sorts of fun things. We appreciate all your wonderful support.
      Lots of love,
      Anthea & Hayley xxx

  • Kristy Dyer
    Posted at 14:01h, 05 January Reply

    Good luck Hayley 🙂

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      Anthea Miles
      Posted at 22:15h, 29 January Reply

      Thank you so much Kristy for your wonderful support, we thank you so much 🥰 You’ve been such a great help for us.
      Lots of love,
      Anthea & Hayley xxx

  • B Otley
    Posted at 19:24h, 29 January Reply

    We want to make a difference to someone local but also support furmily too. Let’s make it happen together <3

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      Anthea Miles
      Posted at 22:18h, 12 February Reply

      Thank you kindly to our amazing sponsor for your amazing support every month – we look forward to becoming your customers in the future 😊💜
      Love Anthea & Hayley xxx

  • Kerrie Allen
    Posted at 06:20h, 30 January Reply

    Hayley, I read about your fundraiser on the Eltham Life page. I wish you lots of luck in your endeavour. Here’s a little donation to help.

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      Anthea Miles
      Posted at 22:19h, 12 February Reply

      Thank you so much Kerry, we really appreciate your kindness.
      Love Hayley & Anthea xxx

  • Darcy Vedder
    Posted at 08:21h, 01 February Reply

    It may not be much at the moment but every month we will donate 10% of our individual profits towards this.

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      Anthea Miles
      Posted at 21:25h, 01 February Reply

      Darcy, we are super grateful for your kindness in doing this & every single donation makes a big difference to us. Thank you so much for such generosity.
      Anthea & Hayley xxx

  • Tracey Williams
    Posted at 18:54h, 12 February Reply

    Best of luck, Hayley. Freeze those cupcakes!

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      Anthea Miles
      Posted at 13:32h, 15 February Reply

      Thank you so much Tracey, Can you believe all the cupcakes are gone! Thank you so much for your support.
      Love Hayley & Anthea xx

  • Monique Purchase
    Posted at 19:58h, 12 February Reply

    Hayley, keep smiling that beautiful smile of yours.

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      Anthea & Hayley
      Posted at 23:38h, 21 February Reply

      Thank you so much for your support Monique xxx

  • Steven Povey
    Posted at 20:17h, 12 February Reply

    Well done Hayley, making all the money from your lemonade stand. Mum & Dad xxx

  • Jendi Bright
    Posted at 23:21h, 12 February Reply

    I’m sorry you didn’t get to market this time, Hayley. Here’s a small donation for you.

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      Anthea & Hayley
      Posted at 23:39h, 21 February Reply

      Thank you so much for your kind donation Jendi, much appreciated xxx

  • Linda Mitchell
    Posted at 07:43h, 13 February Reply

    I hope all your wishes come true Hayley

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      Anthea & Hayley
      Posted at 23:41h, 21 February Reply

      Thanking you kindly for your support Linda xxx

  • Steven Povey
    Posted at 16:46h, 13 February Reply

    Good work Hayzee, we are very proud of you!
    Mum & Dad xxx

  • Catherine Wilson
    Posted at 12:35h, 15 February Reply

    Sorry that the market was cancelled Hayley, all the best with your fundraising. Good luck!

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      Anthea & Hayley
      Posted at 23:42h, 21 February Reply

      Thank you so much Catherine, much appreciated xxx

  • Darrell Davidson
    Posted at 07:56h, 21 February Reply

    I think this is a wonderful cause. I am a dog lover and this whole family will really benefit from having this unique type of support who will be such an imporortant part of their family

  • Maria Jones
    Posted at 08:53h, 21 February Reply

    A beautiful puppy for a beautiful little girl

  • Peter Brady
    Posted at 09:22h, 21 February Reply

    Good luck

  • Maria Gove
    Posted at 09:32h, 21 February Reply

    Good luck Hayley! I hope you get your puppy soon Bella. May you life be filled with rainbows and joy

  • Victoria Major
    Posted at 09:49h, 21 February Reply

    Best wishes Hayley and I hope your puppy is life changing xo

  • Andy Evans
    Posted at 09:49h, 21 February Reply

    Good luck Hayley. You’re a star! Andy

  • Todd Gutsche
    Posted at 09:50h, 21 February Reply

    Love to you all.
    Cheers TG

  • Natalie Simpson
    Posted at 10:21h, 21 February Reply

    Pink lemonade!!!

  • Maria Rossi
    Posted at 11:12h, 21 February Reply

    With love and best wishes on getting your assistance dog very soon ❤️

  • Michael Houston
    Posted at 11:37h, 21 February Reply

    May this pup bring you much joy

  • Joy Eason
    Posted at 12:10h, 21 February Reply

    Good luck to you Hayley with your new friend x I wish you all the luck in the world

  • Megan Casey
    Posted at 12:15h, 21 February Reply

    Hope you make your goal!

  • Rocco Dimaggio
    Posted at 13:25h, 21 February Reply

    Just want to help

  • Courtney Short
    Posted at 14:32h, 21 February Reply

    Hope you reach your goal!

  • Barbara Toohey
    Posted at 19:25h, 21 February Reply

    Best of luck 🙏

  • Kerry Sutcliffe
    Posted at 20:11h, 21 February Reply

    Well done Hayley. I hope you and your family can enjoy a lovely puppy soon 💕❤️

  • BROOKE THOMAS
    Posted at 21:17h, 21 February Reply

    All the best to you all, I hope you are soon welcoming your smart puppy into your family. xx

  • Trevor Davidson
    Posted at 10:31h, 22 February Reply

    We decided to donate after reading the story in the Herald Sun 21-02-21

  • Jenny Roberts
    Posted at 11:23h, 22 February Reply

    My husband and I saw your story, we wish you well and hope this donation helps in a small way.

  • Jeffrey Lederman
    Posted at 11:42h, 22 February Reply

    Please make this donation ‘anonymous’
    thank you

  • Giulietta Gangi
    Posted at 11:46h, 22 February Reply

    best wishes to all the family

  • Clare Entwisle
    Posted at 09:39h, 23 February Reply

    Keep smiling Hayley. God Bless you and your family.

  • Sylvia Frampton
    Posted at 19:45h, 23 February Reply

    This donation may help Hayley to get her smart pup

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