Family Raising Money For Service Dog For Daughter With Autism

A family is close to meeting their financial goal to getting a service dog for their daughter.

Michael and Ruth Wirtz are raising money to get a companion for their daughter Lucy, who has autism.

The family needs to raise nearly $25,000.

Eighty percent of that has already been met.

They are hoping that this donation rummage sale will help meet their goal.

“It will help her when she has meltdowns. It will help distract her and lead her away from any self-harm behaviors. If she tries to wander off, this dog will get in between her and harm’s way and bring her back to us,”  says Lucy’s mom, Ruth Wirtz. 

Once the funds are met, the family will start getting matched for a dog.

But it could take several months before Lucy finds her perfect furry friend.

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