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Educate an Open Doors Assistance Dog in Honor of: Caroline Lloyd

Fundraising global stats: 33% left

Amount raised: $16,382

Amount left: $8,118



When Caroline came to visit ECAD in Torrington, CT, she met several Service Dogs-in-training and
she knew immediately that a Service Dog will help her gain back her independence.

                                Meet ECAD Client Caroline Lloyd

My name is Caroline Lloyd. In 2015 I was diagnosed with POTS, Neurocardiogenic Syncope, and Hypermobility Type Ehler’s Danlos. These disorders cause a multitude of other problems including chronic fatigue and fainting, which forced me to take a Medical Leave for the Spring Semester of my Freshman year of college. My health declined so much that I wasn’t able to be the kind of student I wanted to be, and that wasn’t fair to me or my professors.

Having a Service Dog to respond and even alert to my fainting will give both me and my family and doctors an extra sense of security. The dog will also give me a sense of independence I haven’t had in a while, as being alone as someone who faints can be very dangerous.

Beyond the fainting, I suffer from chronic widespread pain and joint hypermobility that limits my movements most days. I use braces and a cane to help with mobility, and having a Service Dog that will retrieve dropped items, provide support while moving about, administer Deep Pressure Therapy, and even help when I’ve fallen will make a world of difference.

Having a service dog will mean more support, safety, and independence for me in college as I learn to manage my difficult disabilities without the presence of my parents.


Thank you for your generous gifts to ECAD in honor of Caroline Lloyd.

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
Diane W donated $21.1 on 7/14/2019
Hope you get your furry helper soon. ~Dave, Diane & Caitlin Webb.
Wendy M donated $21.1 on 7/2/2019
Alexis M donated $52.23 on 6/30/2019
Jesseca T donated $10.72 on 6/29/2019
Allison P donated $104.1 on 6/29/2019
Good luck!
Lee L donated $52.23 on 6/29/2019
Virginia J donated $104.1 on 6/29/2019
Sending my best wishes Carly. Dogs can do wonders. I am such a huge dog lover, and this service dog will bring you great love, and support.
Heather J donated $104.1 on 6/29/2019
Hendry J donated $52.23 on 6/29/2019
Shirley M donated $104.1 on 6/29/2019
Hope you get a sweet, sweet dog to comfort and guide you!
Patrick H donated $4.1 on 6/29/2019
John A donated $21.1 on 6/29/2019
Kevin & Lisa W donated $104.1 on 6/29/2019
Hope you reach your goal quickly and you and your furry helper will be a blessing to each other. Also praying you will get better. ❤️
Frank J donated $52.23 on 6/29/2019
Brian F donated $52.23 on 6/29/2019
Pamela B donated $259.72 on 6/28/2019
We wish you all the best with getting your service dog! Pam and John Beckner Richmond, VA
page s donated $78.16 on 6/28/2019
From a POTS survivor....All the best!
Danielle P donated $21.1 on 6/28/2019
Brendan M donated $15.91 on 6/28/2019
Cassandra S donated $21.1 on 6/28/2019
Melanie E donated $26.29 on 6/28/2019
Good Luck to you!
Angela R donated $21.1 on 6/28/2019
Caroline L donated $52.23 on 4/26/2019
Emily T donated $10.72 on 3/31/2019