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Assistance dog for Samuel

$1,287 of $20,000 goal
Given by 26 generous donors in one year

Help Samuel raise the 20K needed to train his assistant dog Liam through ADNZ


Help Samuel get his Assistance Dog that will change his life!

Samuel has the amazing opportunity to have an assistant dog called Liam through ADNZ.

Liam (the dog) will retrieve items for Samuel, he will be his companion and alert adults when alarms go off such as Samuels feed pump and breathing machine plus more.

This is life changing for our 5yr old boy living with an extremely progressive form of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

At 5 Samuel is reliant on his wheelchair, is tube feed, lives with a fragile immune system and requires help to breath while sleeping.

We need to raise 20K ASAP and would be so grateful to anyone who can help make this happen.

As you can imagine our daily costs of raising our handsome boy with his many extra needs is costly and we can only have Liam the assistance dog with your help.

Samuel has 2 sisters and a brother and Liam will be a valuable asset in allowing Samuel to participate in his community with his family.

ALL funds raised will go directly to ADNZ.

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Why we require this money for liam   5 October 2018

Thank you for the fundraising efforts so far for our assistance dog. Here is some info from the ADNZ page they may help you understand why we have to raise 20K and why this dog will be so valuable to the quality of Sams life

How much does an Assistance Dog cost?

It costs approximately $65,000 to train each Assistance Dog. This includes everything from breeding a puppy, to food, vaccinations, training, and placement of dog to client. Assistance Dogs NZ continue to provide services to our clients for the working life of the dog which is 8-10 years.

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Latest donations

Sophie on 17 Sep 2019
Julie on 26 Aug 2019
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 11 Aug 2019
Abby on 27 Jul 2019
You are an inspiration Sam!
Trinity & Caleb
Trinity & Caleb on 26 Jul 2019

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Donations of over $5 are eligible for a New Zealand charitable giving tax credit.
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This page was created on 3 Oct 2018 and closed on 3 Oct 2019.