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Benefit for Austin aims to raise money for area family

by Natalie Sparacio

WAKE UP WISCONSIN (PRESS RELEASE)--  His name is Austin Warzynski and he was born on January 5, 2004.

At the age of 9 months, Austin suffered a stroke.  He has made several gains over the past 5 years. And it has been a struggle. 

  • In October of 2008, Austin suffered a complex partial seizure.  
    • These seizures usually start in a small area of the temporal lobe or frontal lobe of the brain.  They quickly involve other areas of the brain that affect alertness and awareness.
  • April 2009 Austin suffered a possible tonic seizure
    • A seizure most often occurring during sleep and usually involve all or most of the brain, affecting both sides of the body.

Since the first seizure, Austin has had to take anti-seizure medication.  After his second seizure, he was and on occasion is still afraid to be alone in his room by himself  

There is an organization called "4 Paws" that strives to meet the needs of children with disabilities and their families.  4 Paws trains service and mobility dogs.  The companion that will be chosen for Austin will hopefully be able to sense when Austin is about to have a seizure and will be trained to work with Austin and his parents to prepare.

This solution would give Austin a companion and the confidence to do things that he is currently afraid of doing.  Austin's future at this time includes a possible serious operation and/or orthopedic surgeries and having this trained service companion will encourage him through his recovery.

The family is given volunteer credit towards their fundraising requirement for bringing your donation to 4 PAWS.  The donation you are making is in honor of this child and is made to 4 PAWS for Ability, Inc. a nonprofit organization.  Your donation is tax deductible.

Again Thank you for donating to 4 PAWS.

Mail your donation to:

Ponderosa Pines

Attn:  Sandy Bula

287 State Hwy 73

Bancroft, WI  54921

Benefit Information:

Saturday, July 24th

Noon until 10 p.m.

Ponderosa Pines, Bancroft

To learn more call 715-335-2267.

Online Reporter: Natalie Sparacio

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