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£1,857
raised of £5,000 target by 107 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,857 to help pay Hovis's vet bills and train her sister

    Martham, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 18th November 2015

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    Whilst the family was out at work, our 2 labrador puppies were cruelly poisoned in our garden resulting in our autistic son's companion's death. Ben has lost not only his best friend, family pet but also his disability working dog.
    Hovis, his golden labrador, just turned 1, was bred specifically to help Ben manage his autistic behaviour. His world has been shattered since, leaving the family with huge vet bills & now needing to train Luna, Hovis's sister, as her replacement companion.

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    • Debra Jansen7 years ago
      Debra Jansen

      Debra Jansen

      7 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Our family would like to thank everyone for their kind donations for the very sad situation we found ourselves in regarding Hovis, our son's autism therapy dog. With your kind contributions, we can now get her ashes home and cover the enormous vet bills. Even though we didn't reach our target, we have still managed to start some very basic training with Luna (Hovis's sister) and she is responding well. Ben and Luna's relationship has definitely deepened and she has become very protective over him. She has gained a playmate and Ben has found some comfort in her attachment to him. Although times are still rough and he still has moments of raw grief, we seem to be able to manage each day better than the last (with Luna's help). Once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts - gives us some sort of confidence back in humanity! Debbie, Stephan, Tamara & Ben

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    • Debra Jansen7 years ago
      Debra Jansen

      Debra Jansen

      7 years ago

      Update: Poppie has started to nibble her food again after not eating for a while. She is also getting more tolerant of Luna and has started to initiate play after alienating her for days. Ben & Luna's relationship has already become closer. He has acquired a new little shadow!

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    • Debra Jansen7 years ago
      Debra Jansen

      Debra Jansen

      7 years ago

      Kevin Burch from BBC Look East visited today to report on Ben & his special dog Hovis, Autism & this terrible tragedy. Should be on Monday 6pm, interview with Ben & what Hovis meant to him, Tamara & how she helped raise the pups & footage of Luna & Poppie. I'll post a link too!

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    7 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 11/15/2015 07.46

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    107

    • Danny Gowing

      Danny Gowing

      Nov 15, 2015

      £10.00

    • Dawne and Leo x

      Dawne and Leo x

      Nov 14, 2015

      Thinking of you all.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 9, 2015

      Good luck in the future buddy 🙂👍

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 7, 2015

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 6, 2015

      £20.00

    • Rachel Middleton

      Rachel Middleton

      Nov 3, 2015

      So sad, hoping this helps xxx

      £10.00

    • Krystyna Doherty

      Krystyna Doherty

      Nov 1, 2015

      This is so sad - I hope this helps a little

      £30.00

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    Debra Jansen

    Debra Jansen

    Martham, United Kingdom

    I am Debbie, Ben's Mum. I am founder of Slice of Advice, a voluntary support group for parents of children with autism. Through Ben's autism diagnosis, I offer other parents a place to learn coping strategies & build friendships. I now run 3 groups supporting over 40 families.

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