Graysen is a fun loving and energetic little guy with a heart of gold. When Graysen was around 14 months old, I became concerned with his hearing and speech. He was not talking much and he also wasn’t responding to his name. After numerous visits to multiple specialists, several speech and hearing tests, observations and an ABR test, I received the diagnoses that I feared; Autism! I begin to worry about all the struggles my son would face and how Autism would change our lives forever.
I felt helpless as a mother when I could not understand or meet his needs because of his inability to communicate them. I felt like nothing I had done was helping him. All the visits to and from speech therapy and the numerous communication charts around the house had seemed unsuccessful. In the fall of 2017, Graysen was introduced to Sidney, a service dog visiting his school. Interactions with this dog has made a tremendous impact on his growth and development. Since working with Sidney, Graysen has been able to gain confidence and develop his personality. The changes I have seen with Graysen since working with a Service Dog is almost seeing a completely different child. I just know, providing Graysen with a Service Dog of his own would allow him to continue to develop further .... to be his best and to reach his greatest potential. We are all so grateful for our opportunity to make this a reality.
You can also mail a check to:
W.A.G.S. 4 Kids
112 E. Center Street
Berea, OH 44017
Please make a memo note that your donation is for Graysen.