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Archive for January, 2013

  • Jan312013

    Boy Interrupted

    The Bend Bulletin did a HUGE story in their Health section today on Stryder. Heidi did a great job with…

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  • Jan272013

    Boy Interrupted

    Stryder Doescher, 5, puts on his Batman costume as his mother, Angela Doescher, watches in the family”s Prineville home. Stryder…

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  • Jan262013

    Follow Ups

      This week has been full of doctor visits. We started off on Tuesday going to see Dr. Bell, Stryder’…

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  • Jan132013

    Paws for Stryder

    Created on Sunday, 13 January 2013 16:00 | Written by Ramona McCallister Five-year old Stryder Doescher awaits a seizure dog…

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  • Jan102013

    Post with many images

    Welcome to image alignment! The best way to demonstrate the ebb and flow of the various image positioning options is…

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  • Jan062013

    Police Cars

    On the news segment we just did, Stryder mentioned that his favorite car was the cop cars because of the…

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  • Jan052013

    Stryders Story

    Special dog can help boy with rare case of epilepsy

    I wanted to say a quick note on why we chose to go with 4 Paws for Ability instead of other choices in our search for a seizure response dog. I have searched and searched on which was the best way to get a dog for our son and it hasn’t been easy. I began my search a long while back, prior to getting the most current diagnosis of LKS and decided on 4 Paws then. There are a lot of organizations out there that have “Free” dogs or even some where you do not have to fundraise quite as much, but all of them that I found either have a long waitlist (5-15 years), do not place dogs with children and especially not ones that will go to school with the child or they do not have seizure detection. I have got some messages trying to help and then I find myself researching all over again, only to find that 4 Paws is the best avenue for us. Most trained dogs cost in the upwards of $20,000 to raise, so asking for $13,000 is a small price to help Stryder from more brain damage.

    I wanted to site an email I got just recently from our search on a dog:

    “There are several programs that I recommend you consider.  Before I list them I want to talk about money.  If you want the best tool for your son, it is important that you are not looking for a “free” dog.  Most programs will ask you to fundraise a part of the training cost. ”

    Kristin Hartness

    Executive Director, Canines for Disabled Kids



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  • Jan042013

    Fundraising has officially started!

    I wrote up a press release on Wednesday and sent it off, not expecting to hear anything for a week…

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