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Educate an Open Doors Assistance Dog in Honor of: Joanne Wadman Comparone

Fundraising global stats: 40% left

Amount raised: $14,737

Amount left: $9,763


When Joanne, flanked by her two daughters, visited ECAD and met several of the Service Dogs-in-Training, 

she knew immediately that an ECAD Service Dog will increase her independence and quality of life. 


Meet ECAD Client Joanne Wadman Comparone

My name is Joanne Comparone and I am here today to ask for your help. 


Although I am an involved mother and have been a registered nurse for over 30 years, every day is a battle for me. 


You see, in 2009 I began to notice that my muscle control started to decline and I was losing much of my muscle tone. I eventually had to leave my beloved profession of nursing and this began my journey of trying to find a safer way to make it through life. 


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


I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and Progressive Cerebellar Ataxia. In simple terms, I have a lack of normal muscle control and coordination of voluntary movements. This causes difficulty walking and performing other simple tasks. My daughters worry when I am home alone since they have witnessed countless injuries because of falls. Recently, in 2017, I received a new diagnosis of Epilepsy. 


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. And with your help, my dreams can come true!


With your help, I will have a companion to bring me the phone to call for help when I fall.


With your help, I will no longer have to worry about how I am going to safely get my clothes out of the dryer or pick items up I accidently drop while grocery shopping.


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 Joanne Wadman Comparone.

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
Kimberlee C donated $104.12 on 5/16/2021
You are such a strong person and great mom. Iโ€™m rooting for you ๐Ÿ’œ love, your hygienist
Melissa E donated $100 on 2/15/2021
Wishing you the best!
Nick Z donated $519.12 on 1/17/2021
by Anonymous donated $52.25 on 1/16/2021
Kelly F donated $21.12 on 12/6/2020
Ben Was Here, Inc ( donated $2594.12 on 12/1/2020
Louise Z donated $26.31 on 11/28/2020
Praying for you that having this dog will keep you Safe and give your daughters peace of mind they are away from you
by Anonymous donated $104.12 on 11/26/2020
Cassandra O donated $104.12 on 11/23/2020
LOUIS M donated $26.31 on 11/23/2020
Maria B donated $31.5 on 11/22/2020
Sending light and positive energy your way, Joanne. Hope you reach your goal soon!
Kristen R donated $104.12 on 11/22/2020
The Rodrigues Family
Jacalyn D donated $26.31 on 11/21/2020
I love you mom!โค๏ธ
by Anonymous donated $104.12 on 11/21/2020
Susan C donated $519.12 on 11/20/2020
Canโ€™t wait to meet your new doggie friend! Kona is so excited!!
Kendall F donated $25 on 11/18/2020