Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tuesday's Telling: Update on Cooper's Dog

It never ceases to amaze me, just how giving the heart can be. 

As you know, we have been following Cooper, the four year old with severe allergies and asthma, who needs an an allergen alert dog.  We have seen his fund raising efforts go from a couple of thousand dollars to just over $5,000.00, half the amount needed, and enough for him to order his dog.

Well the dog is on order and is currently going through the testing and training necessary to detect Cooper's specific allergens.

Today, I am happy to report that Cooper's family has now exceeded the $10,000 mark! 

Yes, the children of Bishops Peak Elementary in San Luis Obispo, worked really hard to recycle goods this past year and through "Jack's Helping Hand", presented Coopers family with a $5,000 check to help Cooper get his dog...and the training that goes along with that process.  Evidently, once the dog is trained, the family has a 2 week mandatory trip to Colorado to train with the dog.  The donation from Jack's Helping Hand will help with travel expenses (car rental, gas, hotel, etc).

Thank you to everyone who has touched the life of this little boy...and thank you Cooper family for sharing your story, your need, and for touching our lives! ~Zoe

1 comment:

Cooper's Dog said...

And thank you for doing all that you have done. I hope to met you someday. You hold a special place in our hearts..I think it would be cool to meet up, once we have Cooper's Dog.