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.
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$6,701.40 donated of $20,000.00 goal
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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.

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  • 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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