When Jim visited ECAD and met several of the Service Dogs-in-Training, he knew immediately 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