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Educate a Project Heal Assistance Dog in Honor of: Brian Greenleaf

Fundraising global stats: 64% left

Amount raised: $8,750

Amount left: $15,750

                                                                                  
Brian Greenleaf is a USAF Veteran who suffers from PTSD, and also suffers with Multiple Sclerosis. Now, more than ever, Brian and his family realize how important a service dog would be to help him with safty issues, while at the same time help Brian to maintain his independence.

 

      Brian's Story:

My name is Brian and I grew up in East Hartford, Connecticut. I am married to my wonderful wife Mary Beth. We have two children, Shane, our son, who lives in New York with his wife and their son; and Megan, our daughter, who lives with us in Enfield, Connecticut.

 

I served with the United States Air Force as an aircraft mechanic crew chief in Texas, Japan, and South Korea. Unfortunately, I have service-connected Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as well as Multiple Sclerosis. The PTSD causes flashbacks, nightmares, and anxiety in crowds, among other things. I have reduced stamina, muscle weakness, limited mobility, and balance problems that have caused me to fall from my symptoms of the Multiple Sclerosis. Since my wife is disabled, I do the grocery shopping, laundry, and household chores.

 

A service dog will help me to maintain and greatly improve my independence, enabling me to continue to care for my family. The dog will help with my balance problems, including navigating stairs and curbs safely. The dog will retrieve things from the floor and lower levels for me, and prevent me from falling, and/or helping me to get up, if necessary.  The dog will ground me when I have flashbacks and wake me from nightmares. I will be able to tolerate crowds with less anxiety because my dog will stand in front of me or behind me acting as a barrier to give me safe space.

 

Having a service dog will increase my quality of life tremendously. This is why I am excited about fundraising to support ECAD, Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities; and to help the organization defray the $25,000 expense of placing me with a service dog. Your donations are greatly appreciated!

Thank you for your generous support to help ECAD educate a service dog for Brian.

        Donations are 100% tax-deductible as allowable by law.  If your employer has a Matching Gift program,
        please complete the form and mail it to ECAD, P.O. Box 831, Torrington, CT 06790.
   Recent Activity
Tammie M donated $20 on 9/3/2018
Thank you for your service!
Brian G donated $100 on 8/27/2018
Thank you American Legion Post 101 Somers
Brian G donated $50 on 8/15/2018
Thank you for your donation Lucas
Brian G donated $100 on 8/7/2018
Thank you Janet & George A.
Brian G donated $25 on 8/7/2018
Thank you Don Wasik (Korean War Vet)
Michael L donated $25 on 8/4/2018
Thank you for your service.
John P donated $50 on 8/4/2018
A wonderful way to show support for a veteran who has sacrificed so much for his country
Anne M donated $50 on 8/2/2018
Thank you for your service, Brian. I hope you soon get the dog that you need and one who is a loving companion.
Linda T donated $50 on 7/30/2018
Thank you for your service Brian.
Patti B donated $100 on 7/27/2018
Thank you for your service-I hope the necessary funds are raised so that you can get the dog that you so deserve
Kim H donated $75 on 7/27/2018
Please help this vet get the help he deserves
Anthony D donated $50 on 7/27/2018
Philip C donated $500 on 7/27/2018
Brian thank you for your service and God Bless your family.
Kristen J donated $50 on 7/26/2018
God Bless.
Claudia B donated $100 on 7/26/2018
My husband was a Vietnam War veteran. He died in 2013 due to exposure to Agent Orange. Thank you for your service, Mr. Greenleaf.
Brian G donated $525 on 7/25/2018
Thank you John from Guzie Landscaping for this donation
Brian G donated $50 on 7/25/2018
Thank you Larry and Kathi P for this donation
Brian G donated $100 on 7/25/2018
Thank you Grateful American for your donation
Brian G donated $200 on 7/25/2018
Thank you Joe and Lillian K for this donation
Leah L donated $50 on 7/25/2018
Good Luck From Susan & Leah
William V donated $250 on 7/25/2018
This contribution is being made on behalf of the Enfield Lions Club.
susan p donated $100 on 7/24/2018
God bless you and your family. May you reach your goal soon.
Lois C donated $100 on 7/22/2018
Thank you for your service. I hope you are able to get your dog and the assistance you need.
Bob & Diane C donated $200 on 7/20/2018
Hope this helps, Brian
Susan S donated $100 on 7/19/2018
Hope you get your dog soon. Sam & Sue Secondo