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Closed 27/04/2017

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£1,210raised of £7,500 target by 34 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,210 to get an Autism Life Dog to support Oliver through every day tasks made difficult by ADHD and Autism.

    Location
    Ruislip, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Thursday, 27th April 2017

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    Oliver is our kind, energetic and loving 6 year old son, who recently has been diagnosed with autism and moderate to severe ADHD. This makes school life in particular extremely hard, resulting in frequent exclusions from school which impacts heavily on his social interactions with his peers and the development of his relationships with others.

    Normally, children with similar diagnosis' as Oliver have the option of medication to allow them to access the curriculum and to build positive bonds with children and adults, however, Oliver has a congenital heart defect meaning that this is not an option for him.

    Autism Life Dogs are an organisation that trains and provides Labradors for children like Oliver to help them learn about positive relationships, deal with sensory processing and to keep them safe. These amazing dogs are trained to calm children, be their friend and to notice when dangers are arising. For example, Oliver is a runner, he can bolt off at any time and a dog from Autism Life Dogs would know how to cope with this situation. After having a particularly bad day at school, it can be extremely difficult to calm Oliver back down and his anxieties are at an extreme high, which can also worry us about his blood pressure linked to his heart problems. A specially trained dog would first of all be trained to cope in a situation where Oliver could be very loud and erratic (untrained dogs could react negatively to this) and then be there for him and aid him to de-escelate back down to where he needs to be. These dogs have the right to accompany the children everywhere, on transport, into shops, lots of places that Oliver finds a real struggle to cope with.

    Paul, Oliver's Dad, is running the London Marathon in 2017 to raise money towards having one of these specialist dogs trained for Oliver. We appreciate any money donated and any efforts to share our fundraising story.


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    • Paul Isaac

      Paul Isaac

      3 months ago

      Paul Isaac

      Just a quick message to everyone who donated through our crowdfunding page. With sponsorship from colleagues at work and a charity Golf day, I have so far managed to raise £1700 towards the Autism Life Dog for Oliver. This is enough for the the deposit for the centre to start training a dog specifically for Ollys needs. Again thank you for every donation. I managed to complete the Marsthon also in 3:58:18 and I might try to beat that next year! Paul.

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    • Paul Isaac

      Paul Isaac

      9 months ago

      Paul Isaac

      Wow, thank you so much to everyone who has donated already. We have set a big target to raise, and my running the London Marathon will hopefully be a great way I can help raise money for the Autism Life dog, and to keep raising awareness for the ADHD and Autism Awareness charity. It means alot to know how supportive our friends and family have already been, I'd better get running!....

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    34

    • lauren iwanoff

      lauren iwanoff

      Apr 26, 2017

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 24, 2017

    • Tracy Wallace

      Tracy Wallace

      Apr 24, 2017

      Hope you get to your target soon! Congratulations on completing the marathon and what an incredible time! X

      £10.00

    • Sarah, Maddie, Sid & Mark (cheer)

      Sarah, Maddie, Sid & Mark (cheer)

      Apr 23, 2017

      Good luck Sarah, Mark,Maddie & Sid (IA Cheer)

      £10.00

    • Isla Scott

      Isla Scott

      Apr 23, 2017

      £10.00

    • Nick Johnson

      Nick Johnson

      Apr 23, 2017

      Good luck Paul, from Millie j, dawn and nick at cheer. Xxx

      £20.00

    • George and Colleen

      George and Colleen

      Apr 22, 2017

      Run Paul. Run.

      £50.00

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    Paul Isaac

    Paul Isaac

    Ruislip, United Kingdom

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