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Educate an Open Doors Assistance Dog in Honor of: James McClellan

Fundraising global stats: 76% left

Amount raised: $5,776

Amount left: $18,724


When Jim visited ECAD and met several of the Service Dogs-in-Training, he knew i
mmediately that an 
ECAD Service Dog will increase his independence and quality of life.

Meet ECAD Client James McClellan

My name is James McClellan and I am here today to ask for your help. 


Although I have been able to obtain my BA from Manhattanville College, my MBA from Fordham University, and held down a variety of jobs while enjoying my passion of art, every day is a battle


During my teenage years I developed scoliosis and pulmonary restriction due to the curvature in my spine. This began my journey of trying to find an easier way for me to survive. 


And today, you can be a part of this journey with your amazing support! 


I was diagnosed with Ullrich Muscular Dystrophy. My weak muscle tone makes walking and climbing stairs a challenge. These limitations have also made it painful for me to bend down to pick things up that I inadvertently drop or to get items placed on bottom shelves. Often times, I also have difficulties with swallowing and have a mild speech impediment.


I am sure you can imagine how difficult my life has been.


But today, I have hope! 


I have hope that I will be able to live my life with more independency while pursuing my dreams of showcasing my artwork. And with your help, my dreams can come true!


With your help, I will have stability when walking through the grocery store and up to my apartment.


With your help, I will have a companion that will get me out of the house to socialize.


With your help today, me and others like me will be one step closer to receiving a Service Dog that will allow us to live life on our terms. 


Thank you for gifts made in my honor to help me and other people like me. We greatly appreciate your generous support!

Thank you for your generous gifts to ECAD in honor of James McClellan. 

ECAD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are 100% tax-deductible as allowable by law. 

For checks, payable to ECAD: Please mail to address below, with “James McClellan” in the subject line. If your employer has a Matching Gift program, please complete the required form and mail it to ECAD. 

ECAD's mailing address is:
PO Box 831
Torrington, CT 06790
   Recent Activity
by Anonymous donated $52.25 on 6/29/2021
Adriaan B donated $104.12 on 6/24/2021
Go, neighbor Jim! Hope to see you with a great dog soon!
by Anonymous donated $36.68 on 6/22/2021
by Anonymous donated $104.12 on 6/19/2021
Catherine W donated $104.12 on 6/18/2021
Very happy about the thought of a new pup on duty in the building. Good Luck =)
by Anonymous donated $21.12 on 6/17/2021
Michelle F donated $104.12 on 6/12/2021
Wishing you the best!
CARRIE K donated $52.25 on 6/11/2021
Good luck James! It was nice seeing you in the Ironworks lobby time from time when I lived there
angela g donated $52.25 on 6/9/2021
So exciting!
Jan J donated $52.25 on 6/8/2021
Can’t wait to meet your pup Jim! 🙌🏻 - Jan
Alanna M donated $104.12 on 6/8/2021
so happy to help such a great person! Love the Spinnaker team
Brendan D donated $104.12 on 6/7/2021
Always happy to help out a neighbor - looking forward to meeting yet another great dog at Ironworks.
Kristine M donated $52.25 on 6/4/2021
I'm so happy for you, Jim. Sawyer and I can't wait to meet your new companion. Best wishes :)
by Anonymous donated $52.25 on 6/3/2021
Valerie H donated $52.25 on 6/3/2021
Rob M donated $519.12 on 6/2/2021
andrey c donated $500 on 6/2/2021
Sending mad love James from the spread/Segundo boys
by Anonymous donated $78.18 on 6/2/2021
Good luck to you James. God has a big plan for you.
by Anonymous donated $104.12 on 6/2/2021
Inspirational. A blessing to both your lives. -- A neighbor
Douglas W donated $52.25 on 6/2/2021
katherine m donated $78.18 on 6/2/2021
JULIA F donated $52.25 on 6/1/2021
Stella and I are so happy for you and your new companion. We are excited to meet him/her. Julia
Carolina G donated $31.5 on 6/1/2021
Best wishes from your Apt 228 neighbors, Carolina and Tony
William P donated $52.25 on 6/1/2021
by Anonymous donated $104.12 on 6/1/2021