Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A dog for sweet Matteo....

This is Matteo....

...and Matteo needs your help!!

Here is a message from Matteo's family:

Our son Matteo Chavez has autism, a disorder involving a spectrum of symptoms causing
impaired and delayed learning, and difficulties with impulse control and social skills. We are seeking a service
dog for Matteo, The service dog agency, Autism Service Dogs of America is a non profit
organization located just outside Portland, Oregon. The donation level required for the dog is $13,500. Our
family kindly asks that you help us in raising funds to provide Matteo with an ASDA service dog
specifically trained to assist children with autism.

An ASDA service dog will assist Matteo by helping us assure Matteo is safe when we leave
our home. It is difficult to have Matteo in public, he has no sense of danger and often darts into
streets, parking lots and has been known to run away. Having a service dog with Matteo will help keep
Matteo safe while we are out in public. Also the dog will serve as an emotional anchor calming Matteo
 in public. Other families who have received these dogs report an increase in speech because the child
talks to the dog as if he were a friend. Families that have received these type of dogs also report their child’s
classroom learning and on task behavior improves with the presence of the service dog. While the benefits of
service dogs for children with autism vary from child to child, early results indicate that children served by a
trained service dog demonstrate marked improvement in mood, socialization, learning and general psychological
and sociological development.
To learn more about autism service dogs and Autism Service Dogs of America, please visit the website,
www.autismservicedogsofamerica.org. We appreciate your generosity and support in our fund raising efforts.
Please write Matteos name in the memo section of your check or money order so your donation will be
credited to the account of our son,Matteo , Your donation is greatly
appreciated. Please make your check payable to ASDA and mail it to our address or ASDA directly as listed
Thank you,
Kelly Barriga Chavez

Please consider making a donation to this wonderful family!   For donation information, go here:


I was reading this morning in Philippians 4 that "blessings are issued to you when you are generous.".... so it's a win/win!   You will be blessed and The Chavez Family will be blessed as well if you can take a moment to give today.  No amount is too small... every little bit will help this sweet boy!!

Thanks friends!

Have a blessed day..... Love y'all..... M

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