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Educate a Canine Magic Assistance Dog in Honor of: Wally Fick

Fundraising global stats: 62% left

Amount raised: $9,247

Amount left: $15,253


When Wally and his parents Kimberly and Charles visited ECAD and met several of the Service Dogs-in-Training, 

they knew immediately that an ECAD Service Dog will increase Wally’s independence and quality of life.


Meet ECAD Client Walter “Wally” Fick

Wally was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2016, a few months before he turned three years old.  Now, at age seven, Wally LOVES everything about the alphabet and numbers.  He also loves art, yoga, and playing with Thomas trains.  He has a little brother, Leo, who is four and a half years old, and another little brother, Theodore, who was born at the end of March, 2021. Wally is very affectionate and has the best giggle you have ever heard!


Wally loves to explore and be outside.  He is a great climber and fast runner.  Sadly, adventure out-of-doors is a huge challenge for us because Wally often elopes (runs away) when we are outside.  Going to new places gives Wally a lot of anxiety, so more often than not we stay inside so that Wally is safe. 


For Wally, having an ECAD Service Dog would mean freedom in ways he has not yet experienced.  We are grateful for ECAD and excited for a dog to be trained to anchor Wally and walk with him so that we can go outside and explore new places.  Thank you for helping us give Wally and other autistic children like him more independence and freedom! We greatly appreciate your generous support.


 Thank you for your generous gifts to ECAD in honor of Wally Fick.

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
by Anonymous donated $52.25 on 6/20/2021
Stephy S donated $104.12 on 6/19/2021
The B donated $104.12 on 6/19/2021
by Anonymous donated $104.12 on 6/13/2021
by Anonymous donated $91.67 on 6/12/2021
Jennifer B donated $104.12 on 6/7/2021
We ❤️ Wally!
Joseph F donated $519.12 on 6/4/2021
Alan P donated $52.25 on 6/3/2021
Hi Ficks! I hope the new dog will be a great addition to your family. :)
by Anonymous donated $105 on 5/31/2021
Stephanie A donated $104.12 on 5/28/2021
Love you guys xoxoxo
Diane S donated $104.12 on 5/28/2021
by Anonymous donated $197.5 on 5/28/2021
Tessa S donated $52.25 on 5/27/2021
Excited for this service dog!! Praying for full funding soon!
Grace L donated $31.5 on 5/27/2021
For the many ways this family has blessed our community, in the spotlight and behind the scenes... A little token of appreciation for you!
Jessica E donated $26.31 on 5/26/2021
Stephanie K donated $41.87 on 5/26/2021
Happy birthday to you. Praying for Wally to get his dog sooner than later.
Jenny P donated $20 on 5/26/2021
Happy Birthday!
by Anonymous donated $26.31 on 5/26/2021
Corissa L donated $519.12 on 5/26/2021
Emily R donated $52.25 on 5/26/2021
Gary F donated $1556.62 on 5/25/2021
Deb G donated $104.12 on 5/24/2021
AbbieLynn J donated $21.12 on 5/23/2021
I know this is not much, but what I can do for now. May you know God's abundant blessings on Wally and your whole family. Numbers 6:24-26.
Marguerite C donated $187.12 on 5/20/2021