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PSA Monday: Two amazing boys, one birthday! (i.e. Logan and Casper are pawsome)

I just recently was made aware of a blog called the crumb diaries. This blog is written by an awesome mom of an even more awesome special needs teen named Logan. In her own words, “Logan is undiagnosed- but not because we haven’t searched high and low for answers. He has had extensive testing with some of the finest doctors in our area, and I am confident if anyone could give us a diagnosis, it would have been them. This is something I have dedicated my entire life to, we just haven’t found the answer yet.”

How handsome is this guy? (photo from the crumb diaries FB page)

Logan is awesome. Did I mention that yet? We found out that Mr. Awesome (aka Logan) shares a birthday with our very own Mr. Pawsome (aka Casper). Now, that is cool. Big time cool! October 19th is officially Awesome Day. I think we should get a paid holiday! (Ok, it is a Saturday this year so we will take that holiday on the Monday after, kind of like President’s Day, only better. K?) Oh, and guess what! He lives right by SDP!!!! We are totally going to meet up there one day so he can meet and play with the danes!!!

So, yeah, that’s pretty exciting for us. But, wait, there’s more…

Logan’s birthday is going to the dogs!

Click it… CLICK IT!!!!

You really should click it, but I will sum it up here. Logan doesn’t really care much about gifts for himself. So you know what he’s doing? (You would know if you clicked it.) He is giving his birthday money to the K9 unit of his local police department. Seriously. That is AWESOME!!! Awesome, I say.

Now, I am not asking anyone to send a donation.  I mean, I am not going to stop you or anything, but don’t feel like that is what this is all about. (And you know, if you want to support a K9 unit that is a really cool thing!!!) BUT, (you knew there was a but, right?) I AM going to ask that all of you wonderful readers from all over the world send Logan a birthday card.

Yeah, that’s all. A card. I think this would be a wonderful way to celebrate Casper’s birthday by showing our love and support for another pawsome October 19th boy. Logan’s mom is collecting cards sent from everywhere to see how many and from where to present to Logan on his birthday. I just think that is really a sweet idea. And I KNOW you guys won’t fail me.

Logan obviously loves dogs, so dog cards are cool, but horse cards are even better! (I couldn’t find a horse one! I am soooo bummed!) So PLEASE  find a horse or dog card and send it off to Logan. It would be great if you signed it with your name followed by “Casper the Friendly Dane fan” so he knows how you learned about him and he knows that some of Casper’s love goes with each card.

You can send cards to:

Attn: Logan
100 Macy St. Suite F, #271
Amesbury MA 01913

So, guys, are you in? Remember: It is October 19th!!!

P.S. They also have an Etsy shop and sell the most adorable ‘Slombies’ but they sell out FAST. Favorite it on Etsy and follow them on FB to keep up with the stock.

SLOMBIE!!!

written by LJS

A Wheelchair for Wyatt

We have a family friend that we met through Service Dog Project. SDP is the kind of place that has a magic about it that brings good people together to do great things.  Dave is an OIF III veteran and a recipient of a service Dane, but this post is not so much about him but his character and, further, the character he and his wife have instilled in their family. There is something about Dave and the entire Chevalier family that allowed a quick bond to extend all the way down through the children in each of our families. I know we all try to instill the values of being kind to all and help where you can.  Dave and his family live by the service ideal and I admire that and hope this post lives up to his example.

The story begins a few months ago, on the last day of school for Dave’s son Nate. Nate and the family relinquished their gas money and walked to his final exams. This is a trek of about 18 miles and made it on time. Why? They did this in order to be able to afford to donate something to Nate’s friend Wyatt, who is an amazing athlete. He also happens to be disabled, and aspires to break track records but instead broke the chair he had. (These chairs cost in the neighborhood of, and often well over $3000). Recently Dave donated a van to Service Dog Project that his family had outgrown. The sale of this van was going to help to add to the fund for Wyatt’s new chair, but no more. Dave did this simply because the need was there at SDP and he saw no better home for it than an organization that breeds, trains and then donates service Danes to those of us whose lives they can improve. Dave gave this gift but you can see it came at a price; a price he paid without so much as a second thought, I’m sure.  The cost, as it turns out continues to be paid because once this van made it to SDP he had no way to make the return trip of about 145 miles. While at SDP he has been volunteering on several projects. He is so dedicated to the cause, as a matter of fact, he has turned down my personal offer to clear my schedule and get him back home!

I’m sharing this short story, as an appeal to help a friend. I know that there is power in our intention to create good in this world. I also know from reading the feedback we receive on this blog that Casper changes lives for so many more than just me.  If you my dear readers are able, please consider donating to Wyatt on behalf of Casper. To do this all I ask for is a dollar. That’s it, just a single dollar. You’ll see a graphic on the right of this post for “Dave’s Wheelchair Fund”. If you can please send that dollar to:

Service Dog Project

DWC Fund

37 Boxford Road

Ipswich, MA 01938

SDP has been gracious enough to take up this cause and collect your donations. They are a fun bunch so if you’d like to have some fun with it write on the back of the envelope Casper the Friendly Dane and let everyone know that you, as a follower of this blog, have helped Wyatt in his time of need.  Remember, even $1 helps.  If you cannot donate we understand. We ask that you share this cause though, through email, on Facebook, and by word of mouth. The love you have shown has shown us that you are people full of the helping spirit and that, friends, is enough.

 

written by DFS