Smart Pup for Xavier (55214)

Smart Pup for Xavier (55214)

Hi! My name is Xavier and I am 7 years old. I have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, depression and severe anxiety.
46.04% Raised
$9,208.00 donated of $20,000.00 goal
97 Donors

My disabilities affect every part of my life, and I find it so hard to cope with so many things. My anxiety is what affects me the most in life – it is extreme. I worry about everything! I worry about getting things wrong or making mistakes. I worry about my family, my teachers or my peers not caring about me. I worry about things changing unexpectedly and not knowing what to do and what is expected of me. I worry about getting out in games and being treated unfairly. I worry ALL the time. It is really hard for me to leave my home and do activities that other kids my age enjoy. I am unable to participate in anything without constant support from my parents or a 1:1 assistant. And even then, I am so anxious that I usually have many meltdowns and often don’t enjoy myself. Activities like going to friends’ birthday parties, going to the zoo, going to Nippers or doing Auskick are often impossible for me. School is so hard for me too – I have many times where I just cannot cope, and times where I haven’t been able to attend. All of this makes my life really hard. So hard that sometimes I have told my parents that I don’t want to live anymore. But really, I just want to be happy, and be like everybody else!

I love animals. Animals are really calming for me and I feel safe in their company. I love all animals – worms and bugs, reptiles, birds, sea creatures, dogs, cats and horses. I am really excited about having an assistance dog. Having a dog will help me to be more confident, to be able to calm down more quickly when I’m anxious or upset, and help me to access the community more often and to be safe. It will help me to join in activities that other kids my age do – and help me to enjoy them and enjoy my life.

I need your help! Any donation you can give will help me to get my assistance dog – and this will change my life! Thank you for your kindness.

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53 Comments
  • Elizabeth Atkin
    Posted at 11:55h, 09 March Reply

    Good luck on achieving your dreams Xavier. Love GiGi

    • Merae
      Posted at 13:22h, 15 March Reply

      Thank you for your donation which will change Xavier’s life. Love you.

  • Kate Stannard
    Posted at 15:29h, 09 March Reply

    My brother has special needs – not at all the same as your beautiful son – but I know a difference it makes to have the right supports in place. Good luck raising the money and I hope this service becomes funded in the future so others can benefit from a support dog.

    • Merae
      Posted at 13:15h, 15 March Reply

      Thank you so much. This will change Xavier’s life!

  • RACHAEL LOVELOCK
    Posted at 17:10h, 09 March Reply

    I remember how hard and worrying these days were….hoping this makes a difference for Xavier and the entire family.

    • Merae
      Posted at 13:16h, 15 March Reply

      Thank you!!!!!

  • Travis Stewart
    Posted at 18:59h, 09 March Reply

    Wishing you guy’s all the best Chrisso,Xavier is very lucky he has a loving and supportive family ❤️👍

  • Tom Hannan
    Posted at 20:22h, 09 March Reply

    A great idea for a super smart kid who loves animals!

  • Jo Bruitzman
    Posted at 21:30h, 09 March Reply

    Every child deserves to be happy and if a dog can give this to Xavier I feel honored to help ❤️

    • Merae
      Posted at 13:16h, 15 March Reply

      Thank you Jo!

  • Heather Jennings
    Posted at 20:26h, 11 March Reply

    Hi Xavier! I have a Smart Pup named Koopa. Your mum worked with me when I was first diagnosed with Autism. Then she went to school with me! She made such a huge difference to my life because she believed in me, just like we believe in you. I am so excited you are getting a smart pup as well.
    Love from Kate and Koopa xx (oh and mum!)

    • Merae
      Posted at 13:18h, 15 March Reply

      Thank you Kate, Koopa and Heather! Love you! Xavier is so excited and we believe it will change his life for the better!

  • Dave Rittinger
    Posted at 22:10h, 11 March Reply

    Have forwarded to a number of others guys. Good luck. I hope you get there quickly. The Rittingers

  • Lara O'Keeffe
    Posted at 17:19h, 12 March Reply

    Can’t comprehend the pain and worry you are both in over Xavier, happy to help xxx

  • Tom Leijen
    Posted at 08:48h, 13 March Reply

    Can’t beat the companionship of a dog. Good luck mate!

    • Merae
      Posted at 13:19h, 15 March Reply

      Thank you for donating. We appreciate all the support.

  • Michelle Shafran
    Posted at 11:06h, 13 March Reply

    Best wishes xx

  • Anne Allan
    Posted at 11:10h, 13 March Reply

    Good luck Xavier

    • Merae
      Posted at 13:18h, 15 March Reply

      Thank you so much. We appreciate all the support!

  • Aleisha Atkin
    Posted at 05:53h, 14 March Reply

    Can’t wait to meet your little pup Xavier. Love you xx

    • Merae
      Posted at 13:21h, 15 March Reply

      Thank you so much to our New Zealand family! Love you all!!! The pup will love to meet you all too!

  • Peter Atkin
    Posted at 10:49h, 14 March Reply

    Getting closer for my beautiful grandchild.

  • Chris
    Posted at 14:15h, 14 March Reply

    Thankyou everyone for the donations and kind messages. We appreciate it so much!

  • Matthew Rasmussen
    Posted at 16:38h, 15 March Reply

    Good luck Xav!
    The Rasmussen’s

  • Kylie Martinez
    Posted at 17:37h, 21 March Reply

    Wishing Xavier all the best for his future.

  • Carlin Kohn
    Posted at 18:49h, 21 March Reply

    All the best mate 👍

  • Katie Howell
    Posted at 18:52h, 21 March Reply

    I hope your boy thrives once he gets his dog 🙂

  • Erin O’Connor
    Posted at 18:54h, 21 March Reply

    These dogs can be an amazing support and help. Good luck with your journey Xavier.

  • Penny Wearne
    Posted at 19:44h, 21 March Reply

    Good luck!

  • Karen Dennison-Rogers
    Posted at 01:48h, 22 March Reply

    Excited for you & hope this helps

  • Suzanne Sparrow
    Posted at 05:39h, 22 March Reply

    Sending much love, light and positivity for your son and his new best friend xx

  • Robyne Wood
    Posted at 06:42h, 22 March Reply

    Wishing your son all the best. Xx

  • Ruth Fawcett
    Posted at 11:44h, 22 March Reply

    I myself have a psychiatric service dog through MINDDOG Australia and it’s been life changing. Good luck!

  • Shantelle Waterman
    Posted at 14:08h, 22 March Reply

    Sending lots of luck in fundraising for Xavier’s Smartpup! Dogs are amazing and I’m sure will help him along the way!

  • Lena Topp
    Posted at 14:08h, 22 March Reply

    Pupwards and onwards, all the best!

  • Cassie Dowsett
    Posted at 19:04h, 22 March Reply

    All the love to your precious boy. X

  • Stephanie Ly
    Posted at 21:38h, 22 March Reply

    Hope you reach your goal! Xx

  • Katie Vallance
    Posted at 14:56h, 23 March Reply

    Good luck

  • Kelly Stevens
    Posted at 21:32h, 23 March Reply

    Hi Marae, Jai used to play with Xavier at daycare, I’m so sorry to hear Xav’s suffering & hope this helps him mend and ignite his beautiful spark again! Love Kelly & Jai

  • Deb Marton
    Posted at 22:37h, 23 March Reply

    Best of luck with your new puppy

  • Bianca Appleford
    Posted at 13:17h, 25 March Reply

    Love this! Hope you meet your fundraising goal xo

  • Bob Holland
    Posted at 13:59h, 25 March Reply

    Merae made a difference to Lachlan’s life and we hope this makes a difference to Xavier’s.

  • Lisa Andraczke
    Posted at 11:30h, 27 March Reply

    This will be life changing for not only Xavier but is whole familiy.

  • Paula Dauncey
    Posted at 19:22h, 29 March Reply

    All the best Xavier.

  • Marina Kilgour
    Posted at 19:10h, 02 April Reply

    Wishing you all the very best for the future. 🥰

  • Rebecca Wickham
    Posted at 22:55h, 02 April Reply

    We love you xav just the way you are!

  • Lynette Cataldo
    Posted at 06:54h, 03 April Reply

    Wishing you the best of luck Xav gets his doggo as quickly as possible 😘😘😘

  • Lynette Cataldo
    Posted at 06:58h, 03 April Reply

    Wishing Xavier the best of luck he gets his doggo as quickly as possible 😘😘😘

  • Donna Davidson
    Posted at 11:36h, 03 April Reply

    We love you Xavier 🙂

  • Jayne Marston
    Posted at 06:58h, 05 April Reply

    You’re puppy will be great company and make you feel better. From Lewis

  • Gabriela Pawlowski
    Posted at 17:15h, 06 April Reply

    All the best Xavier

  • Sharon Duiker
    Posted at 22:26h, 09 April Reply

    You are so awesome Xavier! You have awesome parents too! Really looking forward to seeing you with your new smartpup!! Lots of love from the Duiker family ❤️

  • Yvonne McKay
    Posted at 17:11h, 11 April Reply

    Hope this helps xxx

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