At a recent CT Veterans’ Training event, Mike stopped at the ECAD Resource Table to pose with ECAD Service Dog Tuna. When Mike visited ECAD and met some of the Service Dogs- in-Training, he knew immediately that being paired with a specially-educated dog would improve his quality of life.
Meet ECAD Client Michael Zacchea
I am a combat-wounded, medically retired United States Marine. I was wounded in the Iraq War during the Second Battle of Fallujah in November 2004. I was medically retired from the Marine Corps as a result of my wounds.
In 2012, I earned an MBA from the University of Connecticut’s School of Business. Currently, I serve as the School’s director of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities.
I still deal with the long-term effect of my injuries. These include low vision (light sensitivity and focal divergence), tinnitus, vestibular dysfunction (loss of balance/falling), neuropathy in my hands, traumatic brain injury and migraine headaches, and Post-Traumatic Stress. And, I have experienced a series of falls, which resulted in injuries requiring physical rehabilitation.
An ECAD Service Dog will dramatically contribute to my long-term health, and my ability to continue to work and to live alone independently.
Donations are 100% tax-deductible as allowable by law. If your employer has a Matching Gift program,
Thank you for your generous gifts to ECAD in honor of Michael Zacchea.
please complete the form and mail it to ECAD, P.O. Box 831, Torrington, CT 06790.