God Helps Those Who Help Themselves. I Help Those Who've Helped Me. (Of course, God still wins. I realize that!)
Meet a lovely little girl named Riley. Riley has a couple of things. One is Asperger's Syndrome. Riley has surmounted tremendous obstacles like a real champ. She's a hardworking, kind hearted child. Two, she has a doll of a brother named Seth. Three, she has parents who are two of the most down to earth, insightful, caring and motivated (you can care all you want, if you don't do jack squat it doesn't much matter, does it?) people I know.
Last year when Mark was out of work (Oh! Deja vu!) Michelle organized a fundraiser to help my kids. She fought with me to make me accept the help. Yes she did. And many of you came to our aid. I'll never forget it. Never ever. Family often has nothing to do with genetics, does it? SO - Michelle is trying to get a helper dog for Riley. A service dog! And she's raising fund to do so. If you can donate a few dollars, I'd consider it a favor to me. And around and around we go - love. That's what Michelle tells me when I feel panicked about our life. One simple word: LOVE. Read her blog HERE.
"I would feel happy if I got a dog to calm me down because I would take it for walks and feed it. It's cuteness would calm me down when I am having a hard time. It would go with me everywhere. It might get along with the other cats. I will take lots of care for it and I will love it very much."
If you would like to donate toward Riley's service dog, click here to contribute on-line.
Or, checks can be sent to:
4 Paws for Ability
253 Dayton Ave.
Xenia, Ohio 45385
Donations are tax deductable. Make sure you put "Riley O'Neil" in the special instructions.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
* for more on autism service dogs click here.