Steve and WOODY

A Letter from Steve and WOODY


Thank you for helping me find my way back to the world. Twice!

I developed brain cancer in 2002. After a tough battle, I came out on the other side alive, but things were hard. I fell, I dropped things, and I struggled with a lot of everyday tasks. I began using a wheelchair, and even that was hard. More and more, I found it easier just to stay home. I was slowly isolating myself from the world.

Then in 2007, thanks to generous donors like you, I got my first Service Dog from Paws With A Cause. MOE changed my life, and he helped me reconnect with everything that had slipped away. We became inseparable, conquering the world together. But when it was time for MOE to retire, I was nervous. I was afraid the old isolation would creep back in and cut me off from the world again.

Thanks to the kindness of people like you, PAWS was able to provide my second Assistance Dog, WOODY. MOE showed him the ropes. Now WOODY is with me every moment of the day. He opens doors, both literally and figuratively, allowing us to go to stores, to church, and to the library. WOODY makes it possible for me to be part of my community.

And you made WOODY possible. Thank you for being a champion for me, WOODY, and an organization that goes above and beyond to support their teams. And what a team we are! WOODY and I make a point to have an adventure every day on our walks, whether it is sunny or snowing. We are a perfect match!

This has been a difficult year, especially for those with challenges like I face. WOODY and I invite you to help other PAWS Clients experience the dignity, companionship, and confidence you have given me, my family, and our community.

Disability is only one diagnosis away.
I donated to Paws With A Cause for years,
never dreaming that I would one day need their services.

Will you join me and give a gift to PAWS this holiday season? You can give your gift HERE.

You changed my life and made sure that I would always have a PAWS Dog by my side. But there are still so many Clients waiting for their PAWS Dogs to come home. With your gift to PAWS, you can give others their lifeline to the world.  Just like you did for me.


Steve, MOE, and WOODY