Samuel looks forward to being placed with his ECAD Service Dog, who will be specially trained
to balance him while walking and climbing stairs. Sam’s dog will
improve the quality of his life and help Sam fulfill his dream of gaining greater independence.
Meet ECAD Client: Samuel Fehan
My name is Samuel Fehan and I am here today to ask for your help.
Although I am a lot like you were at eleven years old; playing sports, going to the park and hanging out with friends and family, every day is a battle.
You see, during the very first appointment with my pediatrician, the doctor noticed something was not quite right and 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!
Right after birth, and several tests later, I was diagnosed with Down syndrome. I struggle with low muscle tone which makes simple day to day tasks much harder. Walking up and down stairs is a dangerous challenge for me due to my poor balance. I also have a hard time communicating with my peers because my speech can be very tough to understand. A few times, I have even wandered away on my own since I was not able to communicate that I wanted to go somewhere.
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 independency while pursuing my dreams. And with your help, my dreams can come true!
With your help, I will have the confidence and balance to join the other kids playing in my neighborhood.
With your help, I will have an anchor that will keep me from wandering away from my family.
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 Samuel Fehan.
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 “Samuel Fehan” 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