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Educate an Open Doors Assistance Dog in Honor of: Jake Louzan

Fundraising global stats: 61% left

Amount raised: $9,556

Amount left: $14,944

              
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.


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
Molly L donated $104.1 on 1/14/2019
Proud of every single thing about you, Jake! Rory can't wait to meet your new pup!
Deirdre S donated $52.23 on 1/11/2019
We have know Jake for years as a fellow thespian and wish him the best in following his ambition to pursue culinary arts. Deirdre and Jennif
Maureen L donated $50 on 12/31/2018
Paul L donated $300 on 12/31/2018
Love you guys!
Pete and Michele L donated $2000 on 12/31/2018
Jake we are so proud of you and the AMAZING things you are doing. Having an assistance dog to help is what you need. love Mom and Dad
Marie M donated $225 on 12/31/2018
Happy New Year the McKinnon Girls.
Marina P donated $50 on 12/31/2018
Jake, Happy New Year to you and your family! To your dreams!!! Marina Polyakov,
Janice C donated $50 on 12/27/2018
Merry Christmas
Carolyn B donated $300 on 12/22/2018
Merry Christmas Jake!
Jeff M donated $250 on 12/22/2018
Joseph E donated $75 on 12/17/2018
Merry Christmas Jake! -Joe
Rhonda G donated $100 on 12/16/2018
Jake L donated $250 on 12/13/2018
some pocket mony
Kristina C donated $175 on 12/5/2018
Lori C donated $25 on 11/20/2018
Good luck jake getting your goal
Susan H donated $50 on 11/16/2018
I can see why your Aunt Pat is so proud of you, Jake! Good luck!
Deborah S donated $500 on 11/15/2018
Donation made by Easterseals’ Matthew V Joslin Fund
Patricia M donated $1000 on 11/14/2018
I can't wait to see you and your new pup together,Jake!
Marilyn B donated $100 on 11/14/2018
I have known Jake and his parents since Jake was 2 yr. old. He has been an inspiration to all of us.
Mitchell B donated $100 on 11/14/2018
I can't wait to meet this pup Jake!
Linda R donated $50 on 11/14/2018
Warren N donated $25 on 11/13/2018
Kirk & Sheila J donated $250 on 11/13/2018
You’re doing great, Jake! Good luck! Kirk & Sheila
Pam S donated $25 on 11/13/2018
What a wonderful idea, Jake!! Best of luck..... Love you!!
NAncy E donated $100 on 11/12/2018