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Educate an Open Doors Assistance Dog in Honor of: Carl Ferrero

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Amount raised: $101

Amount left: $24,399

When Carl visited ECAD, and met several of the Service Dogs-in-Training, 

he knew immediately that a service dog will improve his quality of life.


Meet ECAD Client Carl Ferrero

My name is Carl.  I live in New York City where I have been a professional artist, graphic designer, and teacher for all of my adult life.  Most recently, since housing instability and the safety of young people is something I have always felt strongly about, I became an educational counselor for youth experiencing homelessness in the City.   
When I was a young adult, I began experiencing symptoms of PTSD. At times, I found myself incapable of doing everyday things like grocery shopping, being in crowds or just going to the mailbox.  I have tried many medications, but the symptoms have intensified over time.  
After a hiking injury in 2015, I was diagnosed with arthritis in my spine, two herniated discs and a tear in my left hip.  Treatment required surgery and over a year of physical therapy, but there is no ‘cure’ for these conditions.  During symptom flares, I need help with walking, standing, and completing activities of daily life. 
An ECAD Service Dog will enrich my life by providing me with more independence and assistance that I have not been able to find elsewhere.  
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to ECAD in my name, to help educate a dog for me and others who are in need.

Thank you for your generous gifts to ECAD in honor of Carl Ferrero.
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
Jay F donated $14.9 on 5/24/2020
Evan G donated $75 on 5/14/2020
Wishing you all good things Carl!
Eric H donated $10.74 on 5/13/2020