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Neely and Faith

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Neely and Faith are two wish kids from the Upstate in South Carolina. There is a similarity between their wishes - both girls battle nervous system disorders and both girls wished to have service dogs. However, while their wishes are similar, each wish is a unique experience.


Neely's wish was granted when she adopted Chloe, an adult golden retriever. Chloe has had a large emotional impact on Neely. More than ever since her wish, Neely is laughing and smiling because she has found joy with her furry companion. The confidence she has gained is a direct impact of her wish.

Faith's wish brought her Folly, a standard poodle puppy. Faith and Folly formed a deep bond as the puppy grew and learned how to help Faith with every day tasks such as opening doors  for her and alerting Faith's family when a seizure was about to occur. Faith has found independency with many physical tasks that she has never been able to accomplish before.

Both Neely and Faith train their service dogs at the same location. The families have been able to bond and know that they can share advice and triumphs with one another.

Recently, Neely, Chloe, Faith and Folly gathered for a photo session with Make-A-Wish South Carolina to share their story. Here are some bonus photos from the session.

Wishes like Neely's and Faith's don't just happen. It takes volunteers, donors and advocates to make wishes come true. Service dog wishes are costly but the value of the wish lasts a lifetime. Please help make more wishes come true for kids like Neely and Faith. Give today. Your gift of any amount makes a difference. 

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