3 In our Positively Jax story tonight-- an update on a local Navy family with a severely autistic child. Life for 6-year-old Ryan Benedict is a little easier thanks to our community. Back in January we told you about his family's need for a service dog-- and YOU delivered.Channel 4's Ashley Mitchem shows us how the dog is making a world of a difference for Ryan. 3 00-0521-30The Benedict family got their service dog through Project Chance, local non-profit. The cost was eight thousand dollars...the family raised about five thousand on their own- but once Channel 4 got a hold of the story the community stepped up to donate the rest of the funds. Ryan's mother, Jinnie Benedict says she's thankful the community recognized their need.Jinnie Benedict, Ryan's Mother 24:59 lighten the load just ease the mood- it is just so stressful for our other kids who cry all the time wanting to know why this happened to him They ALREADY see improvement in Ryan because of the service dog and it's only been off and on visits for six months because the dog is still training.15:52 The longest she's stayed with us is about three weeks and it was a great three weeks that's when he threw the ball for the first time it was really amazing to see.Ryan's described as a screamer, runner and jumper..and in public it becomes a challenge. Ryan's mom says that's where she sees a big difference.25:31 it is amazing not to be judged and I can't believe how easy it is from them to just see a dog with a vest on and say I get it Ryan attends a school for autistic and developmentally challenged children called The Jericho School for Children with Autism. Benedict says the school helps Ryan learn at his pace.20:40 He's six-years-old but he waved for the first time and now in the morning he says bye to me and that's I can't put into words how exciting that is Because the community reached out and helped Benedict she wants the other 20 families who have kids at Jericho School to feel the love too- so she's throwing a fundraiser for them. GRAPHICáááá It's a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday June 1st, from 8- 10 a.m. At Applebee's at the Town Center, $8 for adult $5 child Jericho's director hopes it makes a difference at the non-profit school.37:21 We are really the school where children go to that don't have anywhere else to go those are the children we have CLOSE: 48:52 For more information on the fundraiser go to news4jax.com From Arlington Ashley Mitchem Channel 4 THE local Station.