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Educate a Project HEAL Assistance Dog in Honor of: Tony Charles

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Amount raised: $2,746

Amount left: $21,754

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.
   Recent Activity
Ray N donated $21.12 on 8/11/2021
Prayers you brother. Hope you get your dog soon.
Pat K donated $100 on 8/8/2021
Betsy and Tom K donated $1000 on 8/8/2021
Stella H donated $52.25 on 7/25/2021
by Anonymous donated $52.25 on 7/7/2021
Victoria B donated $52.25 on 7/5/2021
Dozer will be missed, Tony, but we can’t wait to welcome a new companion!
Lore L donated $104.12 on 7/4/2021
The three of you are an inspiration to us in how to have hope and create change in one’s life…with a service dog. Lore
Victoria J donated $200 on 7/4/2021
by Anonymous donated $50 on 6/30/2021
by Anonymous donated $26.31 on 6/30/2021
Nelda C donated $104.12 on 6/30/2021
In memory of Dozer. He will be greatly missed and be forever in our hearts.
Gene and Carol B donated $26.31 on 6/30/2021
In memory of your beloved Dozer ❤️
Janice C donated $104.12 on 6/29/2021
Brenda U donated $25 on 6/29/2021
Dozer is forever in our hearts ♥️
Teresa M donated $104.12 on 6/29/2021
Debra W donated $104.12 on 6/28/2021
So sorry that you've lost your beloved friend and helper.
by Anonymous donated $26.31 on 6/28/2021
Martha H donated $52.25 on 6/28/2021
by Anonymous donated $100 on 6/27/2021
Remembering Dozer, and the dear companion he was.
by Anonymous donated $52.25 on 6/27/2021
by Anonymous donated $104.12 on 6/27/2021
Sarah S donated $104.12 on 6/26/2021
Thank you Tony for being the inspiration that you are. Sending you much love in this time!
Lisa R donated $50 on 6/25/2021
Tony, I hope that you have a new companion soon!
Barbara H donated $26.31 on 6/24/2021
Best love, Barbara
Phyllis J donated $104.12 on 6/24/2021
In memory of Dozer