When Amy and her husband visited ECAD and met Service Dog-in-Training Honor, she knew immediately
that being paired with a specially-educated dog would improve her quality of life.
Meet ECAD Client Amy Hosier
My name is Amy Hosier. I live in Sharon, Connecticut with my husband and our cat. I have two sons and two
daughters-in-law, and I’m the proud grandmother of two wonderful boys!
I was adopted from South Korea to parents that made Malvern, Pennsylvania our home when I was growing up. I always had animals in my life—dogs, cats and horses. I took pride in spending time training and grooming my pets, including my horse that I rode and groomed every day until about ten years ago.
Many, many years ago, I fell off my horse and sustained a pretty severe accident. Although I recovered, I was told that my injuries could resurface in the future. Well, in my late forties, once again, I fell off my horse. I didn’t realize to what extent I had been hurt; but, sadly, I was left with chronic neck pain and balance and mobility issues making it impossible to do the things I used to do. For example, I am unable to bend down to pick up dropped items off the floor, walking on uneven surfaces and up or down stairs are extremely difficult, and I am unable to dress or even get out of bed without assistance.
I have to rely on everyone for everything. And, as each day goes on, I feel more and more imprisoned and frustrated. This isn’t fair to those around me. However, with the help of a specially-educated ECAD Service Dog, my family and I know I will gain back some of my independence and my quality of life will be restored.
Thank you for your generous gifts to ECAD in honor of Amy Hosier.
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.