June 2019 Recipients
Ellana Stubbs’ eight-year-old son, Boston, was born with a brain bleed and has endured many hospital visits including seven operations. Boston has Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, Audio Processing Disorder, Anxiety, Developmental Coordination Disorder and Dyslexia.
The Stubbs family received $4,000.00 from the Mazda Foundation to place a deposit on a therapy dog that will help manage Boston’s anxiety, meltdowns and help to ease his frustrations.
Boston responds well to animals and builds strong bonds with them. Boston’s family believe a therapy dog will be very beneficial in easing his stress and anxieties.