13 Oct Smart Pup for Jack (73216)
Our little warrior Jack has struggled all his life with often his emotions being way too big for him to know how to handle. Our little Jack is autistic.
He reacts to most situations in frustration as he doesn’t know how to navigate the world we live in. He is unable to ask for help as he only speaks to a selected few and when he does ask for help he struggles to regulate then putting those words into actions.
Jack is currently going through testing for epilepsy, Chiari Malformation and a connective tissue disorder called Loey’s Dietz Syndrome. If he has this condition Jack will spend lots of time in hospital recovering from surgeries and having lots of tests yearly to ensure he is remaining healthy, he will be seeing a heap of different specialists and this is something that Jack will find very hard to handle.
Our aim for a Smart Pups Assistance dog is to help Jack navigate his life with a brighter and safer outlook. Smart pups are trained to disrupt negative behaviour like anger outbursts and frustrations, social anxiety and self harm.
Jack isn’t the best sleeper and often his little brain won’t shut off and sleep, his new dog will be trained to sleep with him and provide the support and comfort he needs to drift of at night and hopefully with this he will then in turn wake up a much happier boy.
Training a Smart pup takes so much time and money especially because the pup will most likely need additional training to recognise seizure and aneurisms potentially.
Our goal is to raise $20,000 to pay for our puppy to be trained. This is a massive goal and something that we simply can not do by ourselves.
We thought long and hard before deciding to fundraise this money as we have always strived to work hard and provide as best we can, however it will take a long time for us to save the amount we require and Jack will benefit so much from getting his puppy. This puppy will be his best friend, it will be the only thing that will understand Jack and be able to be by his side to give the support he needs.
We would greatly appreciate any donations to help us get to the magic number we need. We can’t wait to share our journey with you.
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Kimber BitoPosted at 15:09h, 13 October
This would be totally amazing for Jack. Happy to help 🙂
Taz DouglasPosted at 16:29h, 13 October
Let’s get this kid a dog. Yeah nah….
Catherine KennedyPosted at 17:17h, 13 October
Best wishes on getting your Smart Puppy really soon 😘
Angela SharpPosted at 17:41h, 13 October
A little something to help Jack we love you guys and are always here
Angela SharpPosted at 17:43h, 13 October
A little some thing to help Jack we love you guys so much and are always here for you
Nicole StonePosted at 18:29h, 13 October
What an exciting journey you are on! Sorry it’s not much but I hope all your dreams and wishes come true xxxx
Jesse KellyPosted at 08:28h, 14 October
Good luck little legend !
Cheryl RileyPosted at 08:55h, 14 October
So happy you guys got approved. All the best in the fundraising. Hope Jack gets his special pup soon. Xo
Jesse KellyPosted at 09:17h, 14 October
Good luck you little legend !
Wainui GrahamPosted at 12:40h, 14 October
All the best Jack!
Klein and Leese familiesPosted at 14:10h, 15 October
Little Jack touched our hearts and we kept coming back to his story. We hope our donation gives you a boost and hope that you can and will get there.
Best wishes to Jack
Georgia KennedyPosted at 15:45h, 16 October
Good luck with raising the money!
Rose EspineliPosted at 23:00h, 16 October
Hope you get the assistance dog Jack needs soon! All the very best. Take care
Yvonne McKayPosted at 16:00h, 02 November
Hope you get your much needed doggo soon