Meet ECAD Client Allegra Jacobs
My name is Allegra Doll Jacobs. I am 22 years old and will be turning 23 in September of 2018. I was born in Stamford, CT and live in Ridgefield, CT. In 2015, I received an Associates Degree in General Studies from Shorter University, and in 2017, a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Currently, I am studying for a Masters Degree in Anthrozoology. All of my degrees have been completed through distance learning online.
I am a hard worker, lover of all animals big and small, and a colorful and fun loving individual. I love Disney, Harry Potter, and the small fun things that make day-to-day life worth living. However, I have been suffering from debilitating anxiety and panic attacks since I was thirteen years old, severe enough for me to bend my life around it. Other medical diagnoses and symptoms were uncovered while trying to treat my anxiety, including osteopenia, symptoms of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, symptoms of idiopathic hypersomnia and narcolepsy, depression, occasional syncope, and post-traumatic stress.
Having an ECAD Service Dog would help me work through my struggles with the support of a furry friend who would be with me at all times and would be allowed everywhere. Spending mere minutes with some of the Service Dogs-in-Training at ECAD solidified for me that a Service Dog of my own would be more than beneficial. I’m so young, but in several ways I feel so old. And, I need a helping hand—both physically and emotionally. My dog will remind me every day that I am only human; humans are not perfect, and my dog will be here for me no matter what. Together, we will get through everything, one day at a time!
My goal is independence, support, and more adventures in life. I know ECAD can take me there.
Thank you for your generous gifts to ECAD in honor of Allegra Jacobs.
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