Meet Caleb

Caleb is a 12 year old boy who wants nothing more than to be active.  On first appearance he seems to be a typical boy but all of a sudden his gait pattern changes, and he loses his balance.  He drops things and can’t bend down to pick them up.  Caleb is suffering from muscular dystrophy.  His biggest fear is losing his independence and becoming wheelchair bound.

Caleb recently got a companion dog to keep him balanced and to pick things up when he drops them but the dog had not yet been trained. We arranged for someone to assess if the dog was “trainable” for this type of role but he wasn’t.  We have helped the family identify a wonderful program that will find the perfect dog and train it but the cost is $12,000 which is totally out of the financial capabilities for this family.  Caleb was blessed to be adopted by a loving older couple who currently have 18 adopted special needs children.  Their home is filled with love, kindness and compassion, even though funds are in short supply.  Their needs are great on many levels and our desire is to help as much as possible.

Ways Passion 4 K.I.D.S. Has Made A Difference for Caleb

Arranged for volunteers to paint the home
Arranged for donation of handicapped accessible van
Partnered with the Petco Foundation who donated a service dog to Caleb
Our volunteers brought a complete Christmas dinner and gifts for the entire family
Remodeled the family’s molded bathroom
Arranged for LJCDS Community Service Club to bring Thanksgiving groceries
Donated 8 mattresses and 3 beds
Donated a bike and toys
Bring clothes, food and water on a regular basis
Brought Santa and Christmas gifts for the family
Working to find the perfect specially trained dog for Caleb
Frequent visits to help support these many special children
Brought 50 college students to help with home makeover

Photos

Anonymous San Diegan Surprises Caleb’s Family with New Handicapped Accessible Van

Passion 4 K.I.D.S. doing a bathroom remodel for the family to repair mold

Passion 4 K.I.D.S. bringing Santa and Christmas gifts for this amazing family of 18 special needs children adopted by these loving parents

Media

New Handicapped Accessible Van

CBS San Diego

Petco Suprises Caleb with Service Dog

ABC-TV San Diego

 

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