When the vet first told me how much Winslow's surgeries were going to cost, I literally did not think it was even possible. It felt like a nightmare, and the only way to wake up from it was to save large chunks of my already designated paychecks. All I could do was watch and make Winslow as comfortable as possible. He became the master of the couch, he would meow when his favorite shows would come on, and sit directly in front of the t.v. when we wanted to watch something else. He was a true, couch potato.
This was the only joy we were able to find in the situation, until a good friend told me about gofundme.
You have to understand that we drive through LA traffic on a daily basis, so my thoughts on public generosity were honestly low, at best.
How truly wrong I was!! Not only did my friends rush to my side, but people who I hadn't spoken to in years still showed me that I was in their hearts, and that they had my back.
And then an even more beautiful thing happened, and people who I had never met before began embracing me in pure understanding and love! I cannot thank everyone enough for donating, and for sharing their stories with me. I had the love of a best friend in people I had never even met before, thousands of miles away!!
The generosity in this world truly brings tears to my eyes. A nightmare that I thought would never end, ended in only 3 days because of the incredible power of human compassion.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! From the bottom of our hearts, for saving not only my best friend, but a member of our family.
We have successfully raised enough for Winslow's left leg, and have even begun saving for his right! We are going to make Winslow a facebook page so we can keep everyone up to date with his recovery. His surgery will be in a couple of weeks, and then he has to be in post op for 8 weeks.
I can never thank each and everyone of you enough. You have brought us a miracle. I will remember this for the rest of my life. The world is filled with beautiful, compassionate people. And even if they aren't letting you merge lanes, they will still take the time to show you love. Thank you!
Well that, and the internet certainly loves their cats!!!
WE DID IT! Winslow is thrilled!