There's is something special about the bond between a human and their animal friend. Even more special is a child with their first pet. The most special of all is the bond between a child and a service animal. The bond between the two is so strong and dependent.
Braeden is eight and has autism. He often has seizures and many doctors appointments which cause him stress and anxiousness. But Braeden calms down among animals. His family is hoping a service dog will help him to become more independent and build self confidence. A young service dog will grow with him through his teen years.
Service dogs are not commonly seen for children with autism and definitely cost a lot of money. Braeden's family must raise $8,000. So far they are half way to that goal. To help reach the goal, Lucca Restaurant is helping the effort.
On April 21st they are hosting a 4-course dinner with all the ticket sales going to fundraiser for Braeden's dog. Chef Ian McBride will be cooking and there will be raffle prizes for gift certificates and more as well. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased at http://hopeforbraeden.brownpapertickets.com/.
If you can't make the dinner, you can still help out. Lucca has created a Braeden Burger with sauteed mushrooms, Fontina, and garlic aioli. The beef, of course, is from their sister company, Lucky Dog Ranch. The burger is $14 and $2 from each goes to the cause.
To donate directly, go to http://www.gooddogautismdonations.org/participant/163201