Handicapped Dog Needs Continued Help

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Raised by 17 people in 14 months
Over 16 million people on social media media watched JD in his 4 wheeled walker/wheelchair.  Thanks to the first gofundme for JD, more then enough money was raised to purchase this wheelchair, new weight bearing harness and physical therapy.  Unfortunately, because of his condition, JD continues to need care.

   JD has Cerebellar Hypoplasia, a neurological condition that affects his muscles and his ability to control them.. He was born with this disorder due to being born to a mother with distemper. He cannot walk and be a normal dog without assistance.  All of his littermates died at birth.  

I adopted him from a shelter in Brooklyn.  
He had been adopted a few times and was returned immediately. People couldn’t deal with his issues.  The shelter said there was good chance he would be in a stainless steel cage forever. He was terrified because the cages were noisy and he was a very fearful puppy. He couldn’t even go to the bathroom decently in the cage since he couldn’t walk or sit up right. The poor guy was a wreck.  I had to bring him home.

JD needs medication for arthritis and muscle dysfunction as well as anti-inflammatory medication. Besides his neurological issues, he also has bouts of bowel Inflammation that are often bloody and require vet care treat it.

Finally,JD needs to go to physical therapy to improve function of rear legs and hips.  This is expensive, it costs about 85.00 an hour.

Unfortunately, I have injuries of my own, from volunteering at Ground Zero on 9/11 I am reduced to working part time and seeing many doctors here in NYC.I am blessed with medical care for myself but my income has been limited.

With my doctors advice, I adopted JD to help with PTSD and other issues.  He has been my constant companion for the past six years. We support each other immensely

I don’t like to ask for help but I need to put away my pride and ask for JD. What choice do I have?  He deserves all the medications and care he needs.

 Please help support this sweet, sweet boy. Every penny goes to JD. An accountant manages it all to ensure that JD is properly cared for.  If you have questions or want to see more photos, videos, or even references from folks that know him, please feel free to write and I’ll send it.  With 16 million views on social media, Jd has become a super star.
  To see JDs story, Google “THE DODO: dog to excited for his wheel chair” or click link below.
Thank you. Jd and Tom

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Jd and I going for a walk in Brooklyn NY last night.
He was lacking his usual enthusiasm but still enjoyed the walk and meeting people.

His care and medication are always ongoing. Donations here always go 100% to his medications for arthritic pain and his other issues, expensive food as his stomach is sensitive and of course the doctor.
Greatly appreciate your love and support for him. He never gives up even thou he’s so handicapped.
Thank you. Jd and Tom
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Hello Jd Supporters.
Have a question for you all.
Jd has a health insurance policy with Nationwide Insurance company.

It doesn’t cover his neurological issues but has helped with some of his medications and care. When I’ve exceeded deductible they reimburse his account and his accountant puts it back into his account. He has been blessed with having it heavily subsidized by his co adopted “mother”. She changed jobs and cannot afford his insurance and will no longer be subsidized.
With his neurological conditions I live in CONSTANT fear he will suffer a major injury. His sibling had to be put to sleep due to shoulder injury as these dogs keep re injuring themselves once they have suffered an injury. It’s like having a very ambitious handicapped child who doesn’t know he had problems and wants to be a normal dog. So I always fear he will be injured and vets arnt like human ER doctors. They don’t have to provide medical care.
So this long winded update is to ask for your opinions. His insurance is 60.00 a month. It’s. It huge but I’m partially disabled myself and sometimes 60.00 is hard to come by to be often. Didn’t realize his medical costs when I adopted him. With age he had arthritis and such.
Do you all think the 60.00 is worth it?
Do you folks know of a better medical insurance for pets?
I hate to keep asking for money for him. I hate asking for money period but due to being a volunteer 9/11/01 ground zero volunteer and some injuries I suffered can’t work like I used to and I’m also aging.
If folks want to donate to him here or someone wants to send a check to his insurance company or have suggestions please let me know.
A broken leg or jaw is easy for him to obtain especially as he’s getting older.
If you want please drop me a note at
With any suggestions or anything. Or to donate please do so here

Thank you all for listening.
Jd and Tom.
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Jd is doing well thanks to you all. His meds still cost him around 75.00 a month and vets visits as needed. So ongoing help is always greatly appreciated. Every penny goes into his account.
Thank you all. Jd and Tom
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