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In the summer of “2018” Avondale Police Department Officer Wagner and Officer Turitto came into contact with 5-year-old (at the time) Ana while patrolling in a well-known area where stolen vehicles are abandoned. Officers Wagner and Officer Turitto located a vehicle in a field, and after further investigation both officers found Ana along with her siblings in the vehicle with no AC and no cover in the middle of extremely hot summer day. It was obvious that Ana and her siblings had been neglected and were in need of medical care. An investigation began for child neglect and child abuse and during this investigation it was found that Anna had not been receiving any care for her disabilities. she also had not received any resources for any of her developmental conditions. Ana was unable to communicate as she was hearing impaired, legally deaf, and was not even able to communicate through sign language due to her lack of support for her development. Her biological mother had a drug dependency and was unfit to care for her or her siblings. Ana had various disabilities that will continue to progress as she grows to the point where she will be completely blind and may lose the ability to hear.

In 2021, Ana was named honorary K9 Handler for the 18th Annual Desert Dog K9 Trials. Ana has dreams of being a police officer and more specifically a K9 Handler.

Through the assistance of her new family Ana is now enrolled to the best available schools and receiving the best medical care available. Ana has been able to receive a “Cochlear Hearing Implant” to help her hear better and improve her quality of life.

Unfortunately, in “2020” Ana was diagnosed with Ushers Syndrome which will cost her the ability to see and hear at such a young age. As she struggles through numerous therapies from learning how to walk with a cane, learning to read brail, and speech therapy, Officer Wagner has been by her side for support. 

As Ana's vision continues to deteriorate, we would love to come together as a community to send her and her family to Disneyland before she loses her sight completely. Please help us in our campaign to show this wonderful little girl the most Magical Place on Earth!


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In the summer of “2018” Avondale Police Department Officer Wagner and Officer Turitto came into contact with 5-year-old (at the...

In the summer of “2018” Avondale Police Department Officer Wagner and Officer Turitto came into contact with 5-year-old (at the time) Ana while patrolling in a well-known area where stolen vehicles are abandoned. Officers Wagner and Officer Turitto located a vehicle in a field, and after further investigation both officers found Ana along with her siblings in the vehicle with no AC and no cover in the middle of extremely hot summer day. It was obvious that Ana and her siblings had been neglected and were in need of medical care. An investigation began for child neglect and child abuse and during this investigation it was found that Anna had not been receiving any care for her disabilities. she also had not received any resources for any of her developmental conditions. Ana was unable to communicate as she was hearing impaired, legally deaf, and was not even able to communicate through sign language due to her lack of support for her development. Her biological mother had a drug dependency and was unfit to care for her or her siblings. Ana had various disabilities that will continue to progress as she grows to the point where she will be completely blind and may lose the ability to hear.

In 2021, Ana was named honorary K9 Handler for the 18th Annual Desert Dog K9 Trials. Ana has dreams of being a police officer and more specifically a K9 Handler.

Through the assistance of her new family Ana is now enrolled to the best available schools and receiving the best medical care available. Ana has been able to receive a “Cochlear Hearing Implant” to help her hear better and improve her quality of life.

Unfortunately, in “2020” Ana was diagnosed with Ushers Syndrome which will cost her the ability to see and hear at such a young age. As she struggles through numerous therapies from learning how to walk with a cane, learning to read brail, and speech therapy, Officer Wagner has been by her side for support. 

As Ana's vision continues to deteriorate, we would love to come together as a community to send her and her family to Disneyland before she loses her sight completely. Please help us in our campaign to show this wonderful little girl the most Magical Place on Earth!

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Caleb Newman
Enjoy your trip! -Caleb and Dev
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Myles McCarthy
Stay happy…keep that smile on ~ Some more of the McCarthy family.😎
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Leah McCarthy
Have the most magical time ever!! Love, The McCarthy Family
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Chris Beckett
Enjoy your trip Ana!
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Morgan Ayers
Have fun on behalf the Ayers family.
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Joshua Robinson
You're a hero, Ana!
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Will Penny
Make sure to get a churro :)
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Linda Karel
Enjoy your trip.
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Morgan Ayers
Have fun from the Ayers family
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Marcus Patterson
Enjoy your trip on behalf of the Goodyear Police Department K9 Unit
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Noah Mundt
In honor of my good friend Beau! Keep up the great work bud!
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Grace Carrillo
Say “hi” to Minnie and Mickey from the Carrillo family. Enjoy your trip! <3
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Chad Rosson
Have an amazing time, Ana! -Rosson Family
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Aaron Joseph
Have a great trip Ana! #Team6AVPD
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Justin Ellison
Have fun at Disney! From Prescott Valley PD K9 Unit!
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Shawn Fitch
Chandler Police K9 Duko hopes you have fun
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Carmelita Nichols
Have a gray time at Disney, Ana!!💙
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Chris Nichols
Have a great time a Disneyland!
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Chris and Danielle Villa
Enjoy Disneyland!
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Daniel Bill
Enjoy Disneyland Ana!
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Kate Alvarez
Ana - you have amazing strength!!! You have done and will do amazing impossible things!
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Brian McIntyre
Think I had something in my eye watching the video of Anna because it seemed like I was crying. Please donate. The little girl deserves it.
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Shane Peters
I love what the police department does and happy to help anyone in need
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Avondale Police Association
To support the best and bravest member of our K9 unit, the Avondale Police Association wants to help send Ana to the Happiest Place on Earth!

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