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Educate an Open Doors Assistance Dog in Honor of: Christina Gregory

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Christina looks forward to being placed with her ECAD Service Dog, who will be specially trained

 to wake up her parent or nurse if her ventilator is not working properly.  


Meet ECAD Client: Christina Gregory


Hi! My name is Christina Gregory and I am here today to ask for your help. 


Although I am a lot like you were at six years old; playing with Barbies, listening to Kidz Bop and hanging out with friends and family. I rely on machines to keep me alive.


You see, when I was born the doctors noticed my breathing was not quite right. I spent the first 6 months of my life living in the hospital. This began my family’s journey of trying to find a way for me to not only survive, but to thrive.  


And today, you can be a part of this journey with your amazing support! 


I was diagnosed with a rare condition called Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome. In simple terms, this syndrome causes my body to forget how to breathe, resulting in a shortage of oxygen and a buildup of carbon dioxide. In my short six years, I have needed mechanical ventilation 24/7 either from my ventilator at night or my diaphragmatic pacemaker during the day. 


I am sure you can imagine how challenging my life has been.


But today, I have hope! 


I have hope that I will be able to live my life more independently while pursuing my dreams. And with your help, my dreams can come true!


With your help, I will no longer have to rely on my nurses to ensure I survive through the night.


With your help, I will no longer have to fear not waking up when my alarms go off. 


With your help today, me and others like me, will be one step closer to receiving a Service Dog that will allow us to live life on our terms. 


Thank you for gifts made in my honor to help me and other people like me. We greatly appreciate your generous support!


Thank you for your generous gifts to ECAD in honor of Christina Gregory.


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 “Christina Gregory” 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
donald lohr donated $104.12 on 8/5/2021
Kim, Abigale, David, Audrey, and Daniel Gregory donated $1037.87 on 6/25/2021
We love you Christina!!!
by Anonymous donated $2698.91 on 6/18/2021
Gale Gregory donated $1000 on 6/17/2021
Susie donated $104.12 on 6/14/2021
Scottie, Rachel, Blake and Chase donated $1037.87 on 5/22/2021
Bryan and Jenny Whatley donated $500 on 5/20/2021
Steve and Robbi donated $1000 on 5/19/2021
It's a Golden.... Good Luck!
Brook and Tricia Johnson donated $250 on 5/18/2021
Jerry Cobb donated $104.12 on 5/17/2021
Tim Renai Lackey donated $50 on 5/16/2021
Praying for your precious family. Jesus, we place our trust in you.
Debbee Heldoorn donated $207.87 on 5/15/2021
Jenny and Chad Vinson donated $104.12 on 5/15/2021
Much love to Christina!
Frank and Dottie Pittman donated $250 on 5/15/2021
Aunt Rosie and Uncle John donated $100 on 5/15/2021
Can’t wait to meet your new little buddy, Tina! ❤️
Lyndy Miller donated $200 on 5/15/2021
Jeff and Melanie Baloga donated $960 on 5/15/2021
Bless you!
Colleen Elledge donated $207.87 on 5/15/2021
I hope this helps to reach your goal! Many prayer headed your way!!
Jeff and Melanie Baloga donated $40 on 5/15/2021
God bless you beautiful Christina and your entire family!
Nicki Graves donated $104.12 on 5/15/2021
by Anonymous donated $21.12 on 5/14/2021
Oana donated $21.12 on 5/14/2021
Sara P donated $31.5 on 5/14/2021
Brandon Bailey donated $52.25 on 5/14/2021
Parker donated $519.12 on 5/14/2021
Love you guys!