Help Winslow Walk Again!

$6,165 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 330 people in 32 months

Hello everyone. My name is Alex, and my cat's name is Winslow. I have had Winslow since he was 4 weeks old. I adopted him off Craiglist, the runt of the litter!

Recently, he started limping on his back legs. He has been diagnosed with Luxating Patellas, a genetic disorder that pops his back knees out of place.




Right now he cannot walk on his left leg, and soon he won't be able to walk at all. It is so hard to see my little guy in pain. I am doing everything I can to raise the money for his surgery, but being only 22, paying student loans, rent, and utilities, I can only raise the money so fast.


I miss watching Winslow run. My little guy is only 9 months old, he has years left of being a playful kitten, but now he cannot even jump up on my bed.


The longer we wait, the higher change we have of arthritis developing in those knees. And then he will be in pain for the rest of his life.


I cannot thank you enough for your time, and support. Every donation helps.


Much love, and many thanks.


Alex & Winslow



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Update 16
31 months ago
come follow Winslow's progress on Instagram! #winslowlubow
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Update 15
31 months ago
First Reddit, then Buzzfeed, then Channel HLN and now GOOD MORNING AMERICA?!

Winslow's story just aired on Good Morning America! Thank you so much for helping us spread this heartwarming story around the world!!
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Update 14
31 months ago
You are all too kind! We are no longer accepting donations, and have reached enough to get both surgeries on Winslow's back legs!

But let's keep this momentum up! There are plenty of adorable animals and heart warming stories on www.GoFundMe.com.

Let's continue sharing this love! :)
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Update 13
31 months ago
WOW!!! WE MADE IT TO $6,000!! We now officially have enough money to get surgery on both legs!!! You all have given Winslow and myself the greatest gift we could ever receive. I never thought that this nightmare would bring so many people together. What I thought would be a never ending battle, was over in a matter of 4 days. TRULY INCREDIBLE!

Please follow us @winslowlubow & on his Facebook.com/winslowlubow. We will be posting updates on his surgeries as well as the first times where we get to see Winslow run and jump again pain free. Thank you all so much for this incredible miracle!!

The world is filled with beautiful people!!
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Maria Pellegrino
23 months ago

My cat Storm had the same defect. She had 3 surgeries on her back legs. I adopted her from a shelter where no one would even look at her because from the surgeries she walks like a duck . That is ok its part of her great personalty. I am so happy you have reached your goal. Best of luck to you and Winslow.

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Justin Low
30 months ago

Many happy wishes to you and Winslow! As the owner of another special needs cat, I can say that they are worth all the time and love in the world. Good Luck and God Bless!

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Jenn Brennan
31 months ago

Way to go on getting the funds you needed for the surgery. Winslow is so adorable and it brought tears to my eyes reading your story. Winslow is such a cutie, and he is so lucky to have you in his life.

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Tammy Rosebrook
31 months ago

So happy you made goal. One of our cats had to have both knees done at about the same age & now you would never know he had an issue. Since both knees need to be done, you'll probably need most of the funds for both surgeries. However, they have some great specialist out in your area. Hope the surgeries go well. To Tanya Simmons- unfortunately, the knee does not get better on it's own. However, it's usually graded on a scale of 1-4. 1 & 2 can usually live without surgery & have modified lifestyles & pain management. For grades 3, surgery is recommended & 4 the knee is completely displaced & will not go back in place without surgery. I'm not a vet, but this is how it was explained to me. :)

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Amber de Coite
31 months ago

Congrats on reaching your goal. I hope your kitty is doing well. Don't forget to pay it forward. Blessings

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Terry Keramaris
31 months ago

Best wishes to Winslow the kitten from my dog whose name is also Winslow! She came to us when we stopped at the supermarket in Winslow, AZ on the way to the Grand Canyon.

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Céline Moutarde
31 months ago

Your kitten is too cute. I'm so happy you've got realize this for he. Best wishes for you two.

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Heather West
31 months ago

It's so wonderful to read a story like this. My cat Tigger is the light of my life. I remember getting him from the pound and being told that he probably wouldn't make it through the night...11 years later and he is king of the house. I hope everything goes well with you and Winslow. Best of luck!

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Judith Gonzalez
31 months ago

YAY congrats! Your love for your kitty is apparent and I hope the surgery goes well! Ps: I further apologize for being an ahole past and/or in the future on the roads of la.

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Lisa Pavlica
31 months ago

Hi! So happy for you! The dog you see, mine, had two luxating patella operations. All will be fine!!

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Megan Chengy
31 months ago

I will donate to help this precious kitten! ^^ It wont be much, I too am a student paying for rent and loans and what not, but hope it helps get you closer to your goal!

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Liz Wendt
31 months ago

I am so happy you made your goal! My cat is such a huge part of my life I would do anything for him. You and Winslow will be in my thoughts and prayers! Please keep us updated!

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Tiffany Pusatello
31 months ago

Good luck! I hope he lives a long, healthy amazing life!

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Jessica Mann
31 months ago

Congrats on making your goal. As you can see in my photo, I had a cat that looked just like W. I got him when he was a few days old, and he was a fighter from the beginning. He survived bottle feeding, urinary blockage and even cancer. I lost him in September at 16 years old. Fight the fight for your guy, he will walk with you fit a long time. Fight hard Winslow!

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Ashley Anne
31 months ago

I wonder how many dates Alex and Winslow have gotten from this.

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Ashley Aronow
31 months ago

I just want to tell you that I think you did such a wonderful thing saving this kitten. So many people would have had him euthanized or abandoned. It always make me sick how many people will abandon pets, even ones they have loved for years, let alone a cute kitten. But you didn't give up, you came up with a clever, and albeit adorable, way to promote your cause and Bam, magic. I posted your story on my page as a reminder to people- they don't have to give up and abandon a pet. I actually got radiation therapy for my cat 'Dog' when he developed bone cancer in his shoulder. I remember people being shocked that I would get cancer treatments for my cat; they were so willing to assume it was crazy expensive or ridiculous to spend that much on a pet. I looked into all the options and there were a lot. Radiation was actually cheap and quick and he had no side effects. Anyway, good for you on many levels. I hope it works out.

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Mary Grant
31 months ago

So happy you reached your goal! Maybe you'll have a little left over for some great toys and treats for Winslow. I hope Winslow has at least as many years as my kitty, 16 and still going strong :)

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Tanya Simmons
31 months ago

My dog just got diagnosed with this a little over a week ago and was put on meds. Can it get better in its own or is surgery going to be our only option. Her favorite thing to do is run and run fast and hard and even though she's tiny she loves to chase big dogs. I'm worried that it will just get worse!! Any advice? I have all the handouts and stuff but it's not as good as hearing from word of mouth!!

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Lilly Sanovia
31 months ago

I used to have a cat with the same condition. Good luck Winslow - I'm glad you reached your goal!

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Lori Ann Christina
31 months ago

My friends cat, Tiny Bubbles also has luxating patella's and had the surgery. She still has issues at times but it is much better. Good Luck Winslow.

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Raised by 330 people in 32 months
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31 months ago

I can't give much but I hope it helps your sweet boy walk again :)

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Maria Pellegrino
23 months ago

My cat Storm had the same defect. She had 3 surgeries on her back legs. I adopted her from a shelter where no one would even look at her because from the surgeries she walks like a duck . That is ok its part of her great personalty. I am so happy you have reached your goal. Best of luck to you and Winslow.

+ Read More
Justin Low
30 months ago

Many happy wishes to you and Winslow! As the owner of another special needs cat, I can say that they are worth all the time and love in the world. Good Luck and God Bless!

+ Read More
Jenn Brennan
31 months ago

Way to go on getting the funds you needed for the surgery. Winslow is so adorable and it brought tears to my eyes reading your story. Winslow is such a cutie, and he is so lucky to have you in his life.

+ Read More
Tammy Rosebrook
31 months ago

So happy you made goal. One of our cats had to have both knees done at about the same age & now you would never know he had an issue. Since both knees need to be done, you'll probably need most of the funds for both surgeries. However, they have some great specialist out in your area. Hope the surgeries go well. To Tanya Simmons- unfortunately, the knee does not get better on it's own. However, it's usually graded on a scale of 1-4. 1 & 2 can usually live without surgery & have modified lifestyles & pain management. For grades 3, surgery is recommended & 4 the knee is completely displaced & will not go back in place without surgery. I'm not a vet, but this is how it was explained to me. :)

+ Read More
Amber de Coite
31 months ago

Congrats on reaching your goal. I hope your kitty is doing well. Don't forget to pay it forward. Blessings

+ Read More
Terry Keramaris
31 months ago

Best wishes to Winslow the kitten from my dog whose name is also Winslow! She came to us when we stopped at the supermarket in Winslow, AZ on the way to the Grand Canyon.

+ Read More
Céline Moutarde
31 months ago

Your kitten is too cute. I'm so happy you've got realize this for he. Best wishes for you two.

+ Read More
Heather West
31 months ago

It's so wonderful to read a story like this. My cat Tigger is the light of my life. I remember getting him from the pound and being told that he probably wouldn't make it through the night...11 years later and he is king of the house. I hope everything goes well with you and Winslow. Best of luck!

+ Read More
Judith Gonzalez
31 months ago

YAY congrats! Your love for your kitty is apparent and I hope the surgery goes well! Ps: I further apologize for being an ahole past and/or in the future on the roads of la.

+ Read More
Lisa Pavlica
31 months ago

Hi! So happy for you! The dog you see, mine, had two luxating patella operations. All will be fine!!

+ Read More
Megan Chengy
31 months ago

I will donate to help this precious kitten! ^^ It wont be much, I too am a student paying for rent and loans and what not, but hope it helps get you closer to your goal!

+ Read More
Liz Wendt
31 months ago

I am so happy you made your goal! My cat is such a huge part of my life I would do anything for him. You and Winslow will be in my thoughts and prayers! Please keep us updated!

+ Read More
Tiffany Pusatello
31 months ago

Good luck! I hope he lives a long, healthy amazing life!

+ Read More
Jessica Mann
31 months ago

Congrats on making your goal. As you can see in my photo, I had a cat that looked just like W. I got him when he was a few days old, and he was a fighter from the beginning. He survived bottle feeding, urinary blockage and even cancer. I lost him in September at 16 years old. Fight the fight for your guy, he will walk with you fit a long time. Fight hard Winslow!

+ Read More
Ashley Anne
31 months ago

I wonder how many dates Alex and Winslow have gotten from this.

+ Read More
Ashley Aronow
31 months ago

I just want to tell you that I think you did such a wonderful thing saving this kitten. So many people would have had him euthanized or abandoned. It always make me sick how many people will abandon pets, even ones they have loved for years, let alone a cute kitten. But you didn't give up, you came up with a clever, and albeit adorable, way to promote your cause and Bam, magic. I posted your story on my page as a reminder to people- they don't have to give up and abandon a pet. I actually got radiation therapy for my cat 'Dog' when he developed bone cancer in his shoulder. I remember people being shocked that I would get cancer treatments for my cat; they were so willing to assume it was crazy expensive or ridiculous to spend that much on a pet. I looked into all the options and there were a lot. Radiation was actually cheap and quick and he had no side effects. Anyway, good for you on many levels. I hope it works out.

+ Read More
Mary Grant
31 months ago

So happy you reached your goal! Maybe you'll have a little left over for some great toys and treats for Winslow. I hope Winslow has at least as many years as my kitty, 16 and still going strong :)

+ Read More
Tanya Simmons
31 months ago

My dog just got diagnosed with this a little over a week ago and was put on meds. Can it get better in its own or is surgery going to be our only option. Her favorite thing to do is run and run fast and hard and even though she's tiny she loves to chase big dogs. I'm worried that it will just get worse!! Any advice? I have all the handouts and stuff but it's not as good as hearing from word of mouth!!

+ Read More
Lilly Sanovia
31 months ago

I used to have a cat with the same condition. Good luck Winslow - I'm glad you reached your goal!

+ Read More
Lori Ann Christina
31 months ago

My friends cat, Tiny Bubbles also has luxating patella's and had the surgery. She still has issues at times but it is much better. Good Luck Winslow.

+ Read More
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