ECAD Graduate Tony Charles’s Service Dog Dozer recently crossed the Rainbow Bridge. For for seven years
Dozer was always by Tony’s side, enabling him to regain his independence. Tony and his wife, Gwyn, are looking
forward to welcoming Tony’s Successor Dog into their home to help Tony regain his quality of life.
Meet ECAD Client Tony Charles
My name is Tony and I am here today to ask for your help.
I struggle daily with combat-related PTSD and Major Depression and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury because of wounds I sustained from serving on active duty in the military in Bosnia and Kuwait.
You see, for many years after the war, I silently suffered from nightmares, social isolation, and panic attacks. However, all that changed the day I was placed with ECAD Service Dog Dozer. My quality of life was renewed! Nothing has ever helped calm my anxiety, given me more hope, or restored my confidence to face the day and greet the world better than my beloved Dozer. Tragically, after seven years of being with him, without warning, Dozer collapsed from a ruptured hemangiosarcoma in his heart and died on Mother’s Day, May 9, 2021.
Although I am still in the throes of the grieving process, I know that I must look to the future and prepare for my ECAD Successor Service Dog. And, today, YOU can be a part of this renewed journey with your amazing support!
My doctor and psychologists all agree that I need to get my new ECAD Service Dog as soon as possible.
With your help, I will avoid relapse or regression backward!
With your help, I won’t lose ground and all the progress Dozer and I made together for seven years!
With your help today, I will be one step closer to getting my new best friend, my ECAD Successor Dog!
Thank you for your gifts made in my honor to help me and others like me. We greatly appreciate your generous support!
Thank you for your generous gifts to ECAD in honor of Tony Charles and in memory of his beloved Dozer.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.