Four Paws for Noah

Today’s post makes you aware of Four Paws for Noah and a couple of ways you can help fund the training of Appa, an assistance dog for a boy named Noah.

Noah is a nine-year-old boy who struggles with autism. There are two writing contests whose entry fees will go 100% to help pay the cost for Appa’s training.

The “Able is This Diverse Universe Essay Competition” has a March 31, 2016 deadline. You may write an up to 2000-word essay based on the themes of ableism, disability, access, and overcoming. Go to https// to submit your essay and $10 entry fee.

The “Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Writing Competition” invites a 100- to 500-word piece of fiction using the theme “a boy’s dog.” This competition has a March 31 deadline and a $15 entry fee. Visit the website. Click on “Events” and then on “Contests” for contest details.

The way I see it, entering these competitions is a win/win situation. Time spent working on a piece for a writing contest is never wasted time. One becomes a better writer by writing. The entry fees going to support such a worthy cause is just icing on the cake.

2 thoughts on “Four Paws for Noah

  1. Hi Janet,
    I have a student who suffers from autism. I am a teacher. I have had autistic students over the years. I went to a training recently, but I already knew his characteristics from years of experience in the classroom.
    Thanks for visiting my blog today. I am glad you liked my Buffer article.


  2. Hi Janice,
    Thank you so much for commenting on my blog post “Four Paws for Noah.” Autism is such a sad condition.

    The more I learn about blogging, the more I discover just how much I still have to learn! I appreciate all the helpful information you offer on


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