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ECAD, Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities
September 16, 2011

after my return from my deployment in Afghanistan, 2004 and 2005 are hazy and cloudy. suffering from ptsd and lower extremity problems, i isolated myself from family and friends. staying home or going to my local va medical center for doc appointments. in the fall of 2006 i made the discuss it was going to by my the last year i held a full time job because of my disabilities. during my army retirement process, my army wounded warrior case manage suggest ecads for a service dog. after my interview, i received the welcome letter and packet in the mail accepting me into their program. i that, boot camp, i am too old to start now. lu and her staff creates a warm, patient, and welcoming environment. during my two weeks of training, lu and her staff made me smile and laugh. with encouraging words and hugs, i know i would graduate. i am very luck to have lizzy, my service dog in my life. this past memorial day was the first parade in 7 yrs i attended and all because of ecads and lizzy. thank you for not giving up on me and having the belief in me to succeed.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

believing and trusting people again because of the caring people at ecads.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

encourage other veterans to support ecads monetarily and through volunteering.

More feedback

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

through my aw2, army wounded warrior, case manager

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

trust and believing in myself.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Client Served & attended service dog training.