This is Cesar: a cheerful, caring and very curious 6 year old boy. He
loves to play with Legos, is a fan of super heroes and is very fond of
painting and dancing. But jumping, cycling, running or playing sports
are very difficult activities for him, who was born with a genetic
condition that leads to progressive muscle weakness.
At the age of 3 he was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Being diagnosed with a disease without a cure isn’t something anyone
looks forward to. After all, most boys who have this same condition
will eventually need to use a wheelchair to get around.
But, with a lot of research, faith and optimism, we are looking for
the best ways to live with those limitations and bypass the
difficulties. That's how we learned about mobility service dogs, that
receive special training to help people with physical disabilities.
A mobility service dog will help Cesar to get up off the floor, pick
up dropped objects, open doors, assist with his balance while walking,
besides being a kind companion for him. We are very hopeful that
having a service dog will make a huge difference in our child's daily
life by boosting his confidence and promoting independence.
We are very happy that Kingston 4 Paws has accepted
Cesar on their waiting list. But in order to provide all the care and
training that puppies need to have until they become service dogs,
they need donations. The cost to raise and train a service dog can
range from $ 20,000 to $ 25,000.
We count on your help to raise funds for this non-profit organization
that makes this work so special and has helped people with different
conditions to have a better life since 2013. Any amount is welcome.
Thank you very much and please receive our best wishes!