A dog for a daughter with FAS, donations needed


It’s Super Sunday Fun Day at Hank Aaron Stadium Sunday, August 24 when the BayBears will take on Huntsville Stars.

At the game you may run into Grace Green and her family.

Grace like many teens, has a love for animals and sports. She’s active in choir, cheer leading, swimming, baseball, dance, and drama. But unlike most teenagers her age Grace needs help with day to day activities. Grace’s birth mother drank alcohol while pregnant with Grace, causing irreversible brain damage.

Grace suffers from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

 As a teenager Grace has poor impulse control, cannot distinguish between public and private behaviors and must be reminded of concepts on a daily basis. She takes 12 medications daily for medical conditions related to the FAS and attends Augusta Evans Special Needs School. In addition, Grace receives extra attention for in home living skills as well as coping strategies for everyday experiences.

4 Paws for Ability

 For the last few months the Green family has been raising funds to get Grace a special needs ability dog from 4 Paws for Ability. The family has raised $3,000 of the $14,000 dollars needed to purchase the dog and they’re reaching out to the community for help. 4 Paws For Ability is the only organization the family has found that trains dogs to react to children/teens with FAS. The dogs are trained in behavioral control and tracking which is a must for children/teens with FAS.

Donations for Grace

 The Greens must come up with $11,000 more dollars and they’re asking for companies and individuals to help out the family by donating to 4 Paws For Ability in Honor of Grace.

The family’s goal is to get 550 people to donate $20 each to pay for the cost of the dog.

You can donate online at Grace’s fundraising page or you can donate at any Wells Fargo Bank in Mobile or Baldwin County. You can also email her mom, Sandra Green, at sandragreen36608@gmail.com or call her at 251-455-8958.

Follow Grace on Facebook or on her blog.

All donations are 100% tax deductible.

The BayBears game starts at 5:05 p.m. Sunday, August 24.

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