Smartpup for Elsie (182217)

Smartpup for Elsie (182217)

Many of you may be aware that our beautiful daughter – Elsie, was diagnosed with level 2 Autism Spectrum Disorder in December last year. Her brain is wired differently to yours and mine. For Elsie, this means day-to-day tasks and interactions become overwhelming, confusing, stressful and exhausting for her.
43.61% Raised
$8,721.40 donated of $20,000.00 goal
56 Donors

There has been so, so, so many tears. So much heartache – seeing our little girl struggle with life.
Elsie’s day revolves around anxiety causing her to pick her nails until they bleed, chew her hair, stimming for long periods of time while disengaging from the world and violently thrashing her body around when she is having a breakdown, causing bruises and cuts to her body.
Part of Elsie’s diagnosis – especially present in girls with Autism, is the profound ability for her to ‘mask’ or camouflage. Elsie uses conscious and unconscious strategies, which may be explicitly learned or implicitly developed, to minimize the appearance of autistic characteristics during social settings, as well as internalizing aggression and anxiety.
What this means, is for many of you – you do not see ‘Elsie’ and Elsie is constantly putting on a brave face while interacting with the world around her. Most of the time, Elsie’s struggles, true emotions and darkest feelings, are only laid bare for myself and Cam to see – and for us to pick up the pieces.
We have created this page to ask you to help Elsie’s world become a little less stressful – a little bit easier, a little bit brighter.
We have been fortunate enough to have received a letter of offer from ‘Smart Pups – Assistance Dogs for Special Needs Children’.
This means, Elsie is eligible for an Assistance Dog, to support her in her day-to-day tasks and in return bring some peace and happiness into Elsie’s world and our little family.
Part of this process is a requirement for us to raise the initial funds ($20,000) needed to purchase and start training an Assistance dog for Elsie.
We do not like asking for help, but now more than ever – we need it.
We would be so thankful for any contribution you could make, to help us pay for an Assistance Dog for Elsie.

Every donation adds up to make a big difference! 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.

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54 Comments
  • Kate O'Keefe
    Posted at 15:12h, 23 September Reply

    Tom loves his beautiful friend Elsie. We hope that this dog is as much of a special friend to Elsie as Elsie is to Tom xx

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      Jay NOY
      Posted at 19:52h, 28 September Reply

      Thanks so much Kate – I have only just seen your message. Elsie is so very lucky to have Tom as a friend 💜 She adores him in her own way. Thank you for your support xx

  • Lisa Mathison
    Posted at 16:23h, 24 September Reply

    With love from Scarlett and Smart Pup Elsie❤️💜

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      Jay NOY
      Posted at 19:53h, 28 September Reply

      Thank you so much Lisa, Scarlett and Elsie (Smartpup!) – We are blown away and so humbled by your donation. You have your very own challenges and yet here you are donating and taking the time to write a message to us. So so very grateful and heartwarming 💜❤💗 Thank you from the bottom of our hearts xx

  • Janette Clarke
    Posted at 19:07h, 25 September Reply

    After speaking with you the other night, I wish you all the best getting a puppy for your little girl. There is no love like a puppy can give 💜

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      Jay NOY
      Posted at 19:55h, 28 September Reply

      Thank you so much Janette – you are so gorgeous. Thanks for taking the time to donate and write a message, I am very thankful. I hope to run into you again soon so I can give you a big hug 😊❤ xx

  • Narelle Fittolani
    Posted at 08:04h, 27 September Reply

    Gorgeous Elyse ,I look fwd to you seeing you with your own smart pup.x

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      Jay NOY
      Posted at 20:04h, 28 September Reply

      My beautiful lady – thank you so very much 😘💗 hopefully in a few years you will have two special babies to groom! Sending all our love and thanks to you, Matt, Evi and Jet xx

  • Jenelle Martin
    Posted at 17:22h, 10 October Reply

    Just wanting to help this special girl & her family.

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      Jay NOY
      Posted at 19:30h, 24 October Reply

      Thank you so very much 💜

  • Robyn Salt
    Posted at 18:05h, 05 December Reply

    Well done Erin DeWinter for your virtual half marathon for Elsie.

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      Jay+NOY
      Posted at 15:13h, 06 April Reply

      Congratulations Erin! What an absolute achievement – completing a half Marathon to raise money for little Elsie 💜 we feel so very blessed to have such wonderful support!
      You are amazing! Thank you 😘

  • Jessica Harkness
    Posted at 18:22h, 20 January Reply

    We can’t wait to meet your smart pup Elsie and see how much you adore each other♥️

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      Jay Noy
      Posted at 19:09h, 15 February Reply

      Thanks so much gorgeous 😍 💕

  • Almila Bailey-Ertürk
    Posted at 20:13h, 31 January Reply

    A great friend to our daughter, Elsie deserves a great companion of her own. Wishing you the best of luck and we look forward to meeting her furry friend soon

  • Scott Bailey-Erturk
    Posted at 20:16h, 31 January Reply

    A great friend to our daughter, Elsie deserves a great companion of her own. Wishing you the best of luck and we look forward to meeting her furry friend soon

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      Jay Noy
      Posted at 19:08h, 15 February Reply

      Elsie is so very lucky to have Kiara as her friend 🥰❤ thank you both so much for your support xx

  • Tom Roberts
    Posted at 09:10h, 15 February Reply

    Good luck Elsie!

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      Jay Noy
      Posted at 19:06h, 15 February Reply

      Thanks Tom 😊❤

  • Leanne Tay
    Posted at 09:39h, 15 February Reply

    All the best to you and your family!

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      Jay Noy
      Posted at 19:02h, 15 February Reply

      Thank you so much Leanne 🥰 we are very grateful for your support 😊

  • Lorraine Dixon
    Posted at 09:44h, 15 February Reply

    Best wishes to you all.

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      Jay Noy
      Posted at 19:00h, 15 February Reply

      Thank you Lorraine 😊 we really appreciate your support ❤

  • Suzy Marriott
    Posted at 10:14h, 15 February Reply

    Much love to you and the fam Jay 😘

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      Jay Noy
      Posted at 18:59h, 15 February Reply

      Thank so much Suzy 😘💕 same to you xx

  • Mads Gillard
    Posted at 10:19h, 15 February Reply

    Dogs make the world infinitely better❤️

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      Jay Noy
      Posted at 18:56h, 15 February Reply

      They certainly do 😊 thank you so much 🥰

  • Donna Lamtzes
    Posted at 10:56h, 15 February Reply

    I hope you can reach your goal and your beautiful little girl gets the puppy she needs ❤️

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      Jay Noy
      Posted at 18:54h, 15 February Reply

      Thank you so much Donna 💓

  • Sandra Turner
    Posted at 11:30h, 15 February Reply

    All the very best to you and your family. Hope you have lots of support. X

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      Jay Noy
      Posted at 19:17h, 04 March Reply

      Thank you so much Sandra 🥰

  • Lisa Selway
    Posted at 11:57h, 15 February Reply

    OIC ETM – best of luck with your journey.

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      Jay Noy
      Posted at 19:18h, 04 March Reply

      We are extremely grateful Lisa 😊 Thank you ❤

  • Sachin Kajal
    Posted at 13:18h, 15 February Reply

    Wish you well Elsie.

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      Jay Noy
      Posted at 19:20h, 04 March Reply

      Thanks for your support Sachin 😊 💕

  • Verity Newport
    Posted at 13:49h, 15 February Reply

    Good luck Jay! 🐾

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      Jay+NOY
      Posted at 15:10h, 06 April Reply

      Thank you so much for your support Verity 🥰

  • Nat Remo
    Posted at 15:19h, 15 February Reply

    Elsie, you deserve the best this world has to offer, with a SmartPup by your side. All the best x

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      Jay+NOY
      Posted at 15:09h, 06 April Reply

      We are so grateful – thank you Nat 💜

  • Courtney Ekenberg
    Posted at 22:20h, 15 February Reply

    Wishing you guys all the best

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      Jay
      Posted at 16:27h, 05 April Reply

      Thanks Courtney 😊

  • Marie McNeil
    Posted at 12:42h, 17 February Reply

    Thank you to Elsie’s mum for her public service. Best wishes and hope Elsie can get her puppy sooner rather than later

  • Marie McNeil
    Posted at 12:45h, 17 February Reply

    Thank you to Elsie’s mum for her public service, very grateful. Hope Elsie can get her dog sooner rather than later

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      Jay
      Posted at 16:26h, 05 April Reply

      Oh you are very welcome Marie and thank you for your support💓 we really appreciate it

  • Phil Edge
    Posted at 17:50h, 17 February Reply

    Hope this helps little one.

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      Jay
      Posted at 16:24h, 05 April Reply

      Thank you so much for your support 😇

  • Dean Anderson
    Posted at 14:14h, 23 February Reply

    All the best Elsie! Hope you get your Smartpup soon 😊

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      Jay
      Posted at 16:22h, 05 April Reply

      Thanks Dean 😁

  • Mel Rendelmann
    Posted at 13:31h, 24 February Reply

    Read your story in the TPAV journal and it really touched me. Sending your beautiful girl and your entire family all the very best

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      Jay
      Posted at 16:21h, 05 April Reply

      Oh thank you so very much 💙 We are very lucky to have the wonderful support of my family in blue

  • David Slaney
    Posted at 15:14h, 27 February Reply

    All the best for Elsie, happy to support the family in Blue, Dave & Clare.

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      Jay
      Posted at 16:19h, 05 April Reply

      Thank you so much David 💙

  • David Sutton
    Posted at 20:44h, 15 March Reply

    Good luck guys!!

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      Jay
      Posted at 16:20h, 05 April Reply

      😁 Thank you!

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