March 7, 2013
Help out a little girl...
A spaghetti supper will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Island Falls Municipal Building to help raise funds to buy a specially trained assistance dog for 5-year-old Faith McNally, who suffers from spina bifida and life-threatening seizures.
CARES — Canine Assistance Rehabilitation Education and Services — is a not-for-profit organization in Concordia, Kan., that trains and matches “assistance dogs” with the various needs of owners.
“Although it is still a mystery how a dog can sense a seizure, having a dog be able to alert caregivers gives peace where anxiety previously resided,” King said. “Faith, her mom, and her big brother and registered nurse, Shaun, go to Concordia this month to bond and train with their new friend.”
The dog will cost them $2,500 in addition to the expense of travel and a hotel.
King also happens to be chief administrative officer for Brave Hearts, a non-profit Christian-based home for young men located in Island Falls. Brave Hearts is sponsoring a fundraiser for Faith at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Island Falls Municipal Building. This spaghetti supper will accept donations at the door and the Friends of Faith group will raffle several quilts.
For more information, or to make a donation, contact Brave Hearts at 207-463-2126.
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