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To fundraise for a therapy dog for Boston.

Closed Cause page created in the Kiwi Kids category by Ellana Stubbs for "Boston Stubbs"

$10,300 of $10,200 goal

Given by 155 generous donors in around 7 months


Funding of a Therapy Dog.

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Boston is aged 8 years old. He was born at 26 weeks and life hasn't been an easy ride. He had a brain bleed at birth which has impacted his life as well as his low immunity.

Boston has High Functioning Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, Audio Processing Disorder, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia and Anxiety, so everyday things that we take for granted are challenging and distressing for him. School is no exception to this, trying to learn, be adaptable to changes are hard for him. This leads to explosive meltdowns and anxiety about what has happened in his day when he gets home. This has been particuarly hard on his younger sister who cares deeply for him and wants to help him. Sleeping is particuarly hard for Boston as he can't stop thinking about his worries and what could happen.

We really want to improve Boston's life, he has been on many medications all his life and we believe this is a way to assist him in a positive way and overall improve the quality of his life. Boston has a love of animals and finds them calming, we believe this will be of valuable assistance to him.

We would like Boston to have a trained therapy dog. They have been trained to support and help reduce anxiety and meltdowns. We have visited Therapy Dogs and were impressed by the amazing work that Wendy from NZ Therapy Dogs is doing to help children like Boston.

With thanks to the Mazda Foundation the fundraising has begun. Also Boston is currently working on a few projects for fundraising as part of this. So watch out for some fundraising initiatives over the next few months as part of this project.

Ellana Stubbs' involvement (page creator)

We are Boston's parents and looking to raise funds for a therapy dog for him.

Use of funds

All money raised will go towards paying for the Therapy Dog.

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Latest update

Thank you for all your support!  1 April 2020

Posted by: Ellana Stubbs

Thank you for all your support!

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Latest donations

  • Rob and Jane

    Rob and Jane on 15 Nov 2019


    All our love to you all


    • Ellana Stubbs

      Thank you very much Rob and Jane.

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 08 Nov 2019



    • Ellana Stubbs

      Thank you very much for your kind donation, we really appreciate it!

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 01 Nov 2019


    Nearly there!! Bet you can’t wait to have that pup in your arms!!


    • Ellana Stubbs

      Thank you so much! We look forward to catching up later in the year. Xx

  • Andy

    Andy on 24 Oct 2019


    Way to go Boston, you new mate is not far away.


    • Ellana Stubbs

      Thanks Andy! We really appreciate your donation.

  • Coralie

    Coralie on 28 Sep 2019


    Go for it Boston, your art is cool!


    • Ellana Stubbs

      Thank you so much for your donation, we really appreciate it.

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This page was created on 23 Aug 2019 and closed on 1 Apr 2020.
$10,300 of $10,200 goal

Given by 155 generous donors in around 7 months

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