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Educate an Open Doors Assistance Dog in Honor of: Willa Bellon

Fundraising global stats: 70% left

Amount raised: $7,325

Amount left: $17,175

Willa looks forward to being placed with her ECAD Service Dog, who will be specially trained to help her deal with her PTSD and her day-to-day overwhelm. Willa’s dog will improve her quality of life and bring her peace.


Meet ECAD Client: Willa Bellon


My name is Willa Bellon and I’d like to ask for your help. 


I’m a pretty typical 10 year old -- I love animals, creating art, playing video games, and hanging out with friends and family.


I also happen to have PTSD. When I was just five years old, my older brother was admitted to the hospital for serious health issues. It was a scary time and really hard to miss my brother and watch him go in and out of hospitals. Since then, I’ve dealt with difficult memories, nightmares, and various fears.


Then last spring, right as my school closed because of COVID, our family had a house fire. We came home to police cars and fire trucks. Firefighters were spraying the house as smoke came off it. In the months after, I was scared to leave my house.


I get flooded and overwhelmed in crowded places and loud places. Sometimes I just freeze up and can’t find words.


But today, I’m excited! Getting a service dog will mean so much for me. A service dog will help me feel more at ease when I get overwhelmed. My dog will help me deal with situations and places that make me freeze or shut down.


Your support will make it possible for me to live life more happily. By making a gift in my honor, you help me and others like me receive a service dog who can meet our needs. Thank you so much for your generosity. I’m so grateful.


Thank you for your generous gifts to ECAD in honor of Willa Bellon.

ECAD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are 100% tax-deductible as allowable by law.
For checks, payable to ECAD: Please mail to address below, with “Willa Bellon” in the subject line. If your employer has a Matching Gift program, please complete the required form and mail it to ECAD.
ECAD's mailing address is:
PO Box 831
Torrington, CT 06790

   Recent Activity
Nonna donated $117.43 on 9/21/2021
Jo and Geir donated $52.25 on 8/24/2021
Pauline donated $104.12 on 8/23/2021
Willa, I am so happy for you . I miss and think of you often my little snowdrop. love Miss Pauline
Petey donated $26.31 on 8/22/2021
Lexi and Chris Silva donated $104.12 on 8/22/2021
Bettencourt/McCarthy family donated $52.25 on 8/19/2021
Way to go Wills!
Heather Stewart donated $26.31 on 8/18/2021
Yay Willa!!! I hope you get a cute dog very soon!!!! The dog will be so lucky to have you fit a friend. XOXO Love, Heather
by Anonymous donated $18 on 8/18/2021
Amanda MacNeven donated $26.31 on 8/18/2021
Cara donated $52.25 on 8/17/2021
Hoping your pup is home soon, Willa!
Eileen C donated $21.12 on 8/16/2021
Moran Family donated $100 on 8/16/2021
Gutierrez Family donated $113.46 on 8/15/2021
In honor of Laurie G’s Birthday
by Anonymous donated $10.75 on 8/4/2021
by Anonymous donated $104.12 on 8/4/2021
Cari and David donated $104.12 on 8/4/2021
Tracy Callahan donated $50 on 8/4/2021
Nonna and Grandpa donated $115.53 on 8/1/2021
Emptied my coin banks and this is what it totaled
Nonna donated $88.56 on 7/2/2021
Happy Birthday Willa from Nonna & Grandpa
Nonna donated $52.25 on 6/3/2021
Christina donated $250 on 5/29/2021
Kasey donated $71.28 on 5/22/2021
Yard sale proceeds
Brian and Margaret Benoit donated $21.12 on 5/18/2021
by Anonymous donated $104.12 on 5/9/2021
Go Willa Go!!!!!
Kasey donated $104.12 on 5/5/2021
Love you