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Natasha & Aidan

Natasha & Aidan is crowdfunding

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£1,714
raised of £5,000 target by 87 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to train Frankie to become Aidan's Superhero Assistance Dog

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Aidan:

Four years ago, Aidan was diagnosed with CPVT after collapsing and becoming unresponsive at primary school. This is a life-threatening heart condition: if Aidan’s heart rate increases in response to stress or heightened emotions, it can lead to sudden death via cardiac arrest, there is no cure.

Aidan is now 14 and also faces additional challenges due to having autism and severe OCD. Clinical recommendations suggest that having an assistance dog would help Aidan in daily life, providing practical support, whilst aiding towards an independent future.

Trainee Assistance Dog Frankie:

Frankie, our gorgeous cocker spaniel, has now started his specialist training. Alongside trainer Christine Meaney, Aidan is learning to train Frankie to become his very own Assistance Dog.

But as charitable funds aren’t available for children over the age of 10, we have to self-fund and training is costly. It takes a minimum of 2 years to train an assistance dog with the training being adapted specifically for Aidan’s needs each and every step of the way.

If you would like to follow Aidan & Frankie's progress or simply offer support, please click on this link: Twitter Journey Page

This is a short video clip of Jane Harris, Director of External Affairs at the National Autistic Society, talking about assistance dogs and her support for Aidan and Frankie.

Thank you for giving Aidan & Frankie this chance of an independent future together. This also helps us to pave the way for other children and families who need assistance dogs.

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  • Natasha & Aidan 2 months ago
    Natasha & Aidan

    Natasha & Aidan

    2 months ago

    Even Trainee Assistance Dogs need to be goofballs at times ... and it usually involves a tennis ball #toocute #fetch #spaniel @AidanFrankie

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  • Natasha & Aidan 2 months ago
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    Natasha & Aidan

    2 months ago

    Happy National Superhero Day ❤

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  • Natasha & Aidan 2 months ago
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    Natasha & Aidan

    2 months ago

    Lockdown restrictions are starting to ease slightly, this means we can now start Public Access training. Gradually increasing Frankie's confidence in a variety of public places ❤ #TraineeAssistanceDog @AidanFrankie

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4 months ago

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Page last updated on: 6/4/2021 18.34

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87

  • Rick and Amy

    Rick and Amy

    Jun 4, 2021

    Fantastic achievement, well done!

    £20.00

  • Janet

    Janet

    May 22, 2021

    Jades triathlon well done xx

    £5.00

  • Jackie

    Jackie

    May 20, 2021

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 11, 2021

    £10.00

  • Andy Skarratt

    Andy Skarratt

    May 10, 2021

    Good luck for the future

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 10, 2021

    The power of Radio Manchester.

    £50.00

  • J J

    J J

    May 10, 2021

    Well done, Keep smiling!

    £5.00

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Natasha & Aidan

Natasha & Aidan

Manchester

Frankie is training to become an Assistance Dog for his best friend Aidan. To help towards some independence, not only provide Aidan with practical support like attending medical appointments, but open up the world to this young man, allowing him to live rather than merely exist.

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