When Jake visited ECAD over the holidays and met some of the Service Dogs-in-training,
he and his family knew immediately that a service dog will change his life in a million ways.
Meet ECAD Client Jake Louzan
I am a high school student in 12th grade. My technical major is Culinary Arts. I am not certain of the precise profession I would like to pursue, but I know I’d like to work in the culinary industry. In September 2018, I will start part-time college at Massasoit Community College and I am going to be working at Kings Dining & Entertainment in Dedham Massachusetts. Someday, I would like to be able to live at college; and, then even live independently in the community. Currently, I live at home with my mom, dad, my younger sister, our family dog and pet turtle. I was born prematurely, which contributed to my disability of cerebral palsy.
I’ve done many things over the course of my life. I played sled hockey for four years; I did horseback riding from the time I was two until I was ten, and I plan to get back into horseback riding this fall. I have taken voice lessons and I have participated in the drama club in school since I was in the 3rd grade. I want to get married someday.
I have always been an active person. I like to be out in the world. I like interacting with people. I want to have an active future and I want to enjoy my life. I’ve traveled to many places in this country. Therefore, I would like to keep doing that for the rest of my life.
I have a desire for independence. I am hoping that an ECAD Service Dog will help me to reach this goal. I am sure that an assistance dog will help me feel safer when I am alone. When I am in the community, I believe the dog will help me in many ways. I look forward to having my dog to keep me company, to be a support when I travel, and to help me live an independent life.
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