I would like you all to meet Thor. I met Thor's mom through Facebook, during her fundraising efforts for her son. I have supported this cause myself, and am helping his mom to spread the word about her continuing efforts.
Thor is a little boy who at the age of 18 months began to show signs of regression in his development. Thor has since been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder and extreme Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
As a result of this, life is sometimes very difficult for Thor and his mom, who has been raising Thor as a single parent. Thor has to be constantly watched as he will run away into sometimes dangerous situations.
Thor's mom has been hard at work raising money to get Thor a service dog. So far she has managed to fund raise the money necessary to help offset the costs to train the dog through, Paws for a Cause Society. However, there is still a need to fundraise in order to be able to travel to receive training for her and Thor with their new friend. This trip is planned for August 2012.
Having a service dog will allow Thor and his mom some more freedom. The dog will be trained to intervene when Thor is self injuring and putting himself in dangerous situations. As well Thor's dog will be able to be his friend and provide him with comfort.
Please check out the below site Thor's mom has made, read his story and watch his videos and lastly please help if you can.