Help Candy's costs

$6,842 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 85 people in 58 months
On march first Sarah Braun's beloved young rider horse Candy underwent a very serious colic surgery and although she is insured, there are still overwhelming costs totaling over 10k! please consider helping this great girl save her amazing horse.

From Sarah: 
I've had candy for 6 years and she has taught me everything I know about riding. Two years ago she took me to the North American Junior Young Rider Championships and won a team gold medal. She has taken me farther than I ever thought possible; she owes me nothing, but I owe her everything. I love her more than words can describe and a life without her is not one I want to imagine. Insurance only covers $8,000 and I don't have the funds to cover the remaining costs. Please help give Candy a fighting chance. Anything will help and mean more to me then you will ever know...
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Candys been home for 2 weeks now and has been a good patient and now thinks she's ready to go do something! She's not a huge fan of this game of doing nothing, but she's tolerating it! Shes already put some weight on and her incision is slowly healing. Dr huth from Temeku Equine has been doing weekly check ups and scanning her lungs which look about the same, the abscess on her lung may scar and always show a bit of an abnormality on the ultrasound.
Unfortunately the bill ended up being a lot more than expected do to complications and the 3 week long stay in the ICU. We are still accepting any donations that will help off set this cost. Candys a fighter and with everyone that has been so supportive and generous during this time has helped give her a fighting chance, and that means more to me than anyone could imagine!
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After spending just over 3 weeks in the hospital Candy came home today!!!!! We still have a long and scary road ahead of us but we're over the worst part. The staff at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital have been phenomenal!! I've been so overwhelmed by everyone who has been so supportive and generous,
I have the most amazing friends and support group. I love this animal more than words can even begin to describe, Dr. Korin Potenza and Dr. Nick Huggons have been added to my list of Hero's. They've done absolutely everything in their power to save my best friend. Thanks Hawley for always being there for anything!!!
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Candys still trucking along pretty well according to Dr. Potenza. Shes getting about 5 to 6 flakes of hay throughout the day. Shes also on equine senior and rice bran and on a weight gain supplement. Thanks Chloe Smyth for giving Candy some love in the hospital while I'm gone, I'm sure Candy really enjoys it and I really appreciate it!
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Candy looked pretty good yesterday. She hasn't spiked any high fevers in the last couple days. They took another ultra sound of her lungs today to make sure nothings changed. I'm not able to see Candy for the next week but I know she's in the best hands possible thanks to Dr. Korin Potenza & Dr. Nick Huggons at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital.
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Betsy Braun
58 months ago

Quick Up Date 3/2/14 - am call from vet states that Candy did ok thru the night, is alert, but by no means, out of the woods. She is still experiencing a high heat rate and 'refluxing' quite a bit still. Heading out to visit her this afternoon and will update everyone later. Your generosity has been so amazing - we thank you so very much

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Lee Miller
58 months ago

Healing thoughts all around!

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Betsy Braun
58 months ago

An emotional day - we thank all of you for your heartfelt love and support. Candy came out of surgery late this afternoon and is now recovering in a ICU stall at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital in the capable hands of the surgical team there. Now time will tell how she does over the next few days.

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Created March 1, 2014
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Anonymous
56 months ago
DT
$50
DEBBIE TAYMOUR
57 months ago

Hope that you raise the money to help you save your partner...The vet clinic should accept payments like medical doctors do.

TC

Twin Palms had a bake sale during the HBE clinic and it was a great success!! THANK YOU to everyone that donated!!! Xoxo

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Anonymous
58 months ago
M
$25
Madelyn
58 months ago

Wish I could help more!

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Anonymous
58 months ago
JR
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Jodie Renk
58 months ago

Madi Reeb and I are holding positive thoughts for the BEST recovery.

LA
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Lisa Andrews
58 months ago

Hi Sarah, I used to own Candy when she was boarded at Harmony Farms. I'm so sorry to that this happened to you and her. However, I am very happy to see that she is so loved and so well taken care. All the best and hoping for a speedy recovery, Lisa

Betsy Braun
58 months ago

Quick Up Date 3/2/14 - am call from vet states that Candy did ok thru the night, is alert, but by no means, out of the woods. She is still experiencing a high heat rate and 'refluxing' quite a bit still. Heading out to visit her this afternoon and will update everyone later. Your generosity has been so amazing - we thank you so very much

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Lee Miller
58 months ago

Healing thoughts all around!

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Betsy Braun
58 months ago

An emotional day - we thank all of you for your heartfelt love and support. Candy came out of surgery late this afternoon and is now recovering in a ICU stall at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital in the capable hands of the surgical team there. Now time will tell how she does over the next few days.

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