Melissa Franklin & Autism Service Dogs of America

Aug 7, 2012

I spoke with Melissa Franklin, a 20-year old high-functioning autistic woman.  She has been approved to get a service dog from Autism Service Dogs of America, and is currently raising funds to pay for her dog.  She needs $6,500… and has about $3000 in hand.  A series of fundraisers are planned, including one tomorrow from 4 to 8 pm at BrrrBerry’s Ice Cream in Mayfaire (next to the Harris Teeter).

For more information, go to  For info on service dogs, go to

You can also get more info by emailing Melissa’s mom, Jeri Henderson:  or call her at 910-742-7911.