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Educate an Open Doors Assistance Dog in Honor of: Kaden Smith

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Amount raised: $1,298

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Kaden looks forward to being placed with his ECAD Service Dog, who will be specially trained to retrieve items he drops and 

comfort him if he gets bullied.  Kaden’s dog will improve his quality of life and help him gain greater independence.


Meet ECAD Client Kaden Smith 


My name is Kaden Smith and I am here today to ask for your help. 


Although I am a lot like you were at eleven years old -- playing video games, visiting Disney World, and hanging out with my family, every day is a battle


You see, at just five months old, the doctors noticed my muscle development was not quite right and this began  my family’s journey of trying to find a way for me to survive. 


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


I was diagnosed with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy.  I currently use a power wheelchair to maneuver through life, but sometimes even the simplest tasks are impossible.  Because of this, I am unable -- and afraid -- to be alone.  Also, I rely on a breathing machine to keep my alive during the night. If the machines stops working, my parents and I need to ensure we hear the alarm so I can wake up. 


I am sure you can imagine how difficult my life has been.  But, today, I have hope! 


I have hope that I will be able to live my life with more independence while pursuing my dreams of traveling the world! And with your help, my dreams can come true!


With your help, I will no longer be afraid to be alone.  I will have my ECAD Service Dog who will retrieve the many items I unintentionally drop over and over again. 


With your help, I will no longer fear not waking up when my breathing machine malfunctions during the night.  


With your help today, I will be one step closer to receiving my Service Dog!  


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


Thank you for your generous gifts to ECAD in honor of Kaden Smith.


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 “Kaden Smith” 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

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