Chi Chi's Vet & Prosthetic Costs

$30,849 of $29,500 goal

Raised by 669 people in 17 months
One question we often get asked about Chi Chi is "How can I help?" One way you can help is by donating to her ongoing veterinary care and prosthetic expenses.  If you don't know her story, Chi Chi is a quadruple amputee rescued from South Korea.  We raised money for her initial set of prosthetic feet, but they have to be maintained and will eventuallly need to be replaced.  We also hope to improve and enhance her prosthetics as new technology is available. A recent advancement is a spring foot prosthesis - the shock absorption in the device takes stress off the stump. We would like to raise enough money to try this new design on Chi Chi's front prosthetics. We hope the new design will reduce the sores she gets on her legs which impact her mobility. 

Chi Chi also has Lupus. While there is no cure, the symptoms are treatable. The medication is expensive and she will need to take it for the rest of her life. In addition, she receives cold laser therapy from her vet.  This treatment is really helpful with healing and pain management for her limbs but is also costly.  

UPDATE 1/26/18
In Novemeber and December 2017, Chi Chi had 2 mast cell Skin Cancer tumors succesfully removed. We continue to monitor her daily for Skin Cancer and will treat her as needed. Thanks for the financial support as well as the thoughts and prayers for her.

All donations are kept in a dedicated account for her and will be used 100% for Chi Chi's care and expenses. Any amount donated helps!

You can follow her on Facebook and Instagram:

www.facebook.com/chichirescuedog/ 

www.instagram.com/chichirescuedog/
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We are thankful to everyone who donated previously to help Chi Chi get her prosthetics and cover some of her earlier medical bills. We have started a new GoFundMe Campaign for Chi Chi's most recent medical bills, to which we have spent over $20,000 in the last 2 months (since Mid-August.) Read the new Campaign story to learn of her recent medical challenges. Thank you for all donations, but especially thank you for your prayers and positive thoughts.

--The Howell Family

Here's the new campaign link:

https://www.gofundme.com/chi-chi039s-recent-medical-expenses
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A quick update on Chi Chi.... she has been doing well post radiation treatment and continues to be strong in her healing. Her spirit is good and she is enjoying lots of fun activities. We've increased our fundraising goal because this Tuesday, 6/26/18, she is going in for surgery to remove a tumor on her left thyroid gland. Hopefully she will get to come home that evening and we know she will recover quickly. She'll be resting and getting better for a few weeks. Don't forget to follow her on Facebook and/or Instagram @chichirescuedog.
Thanks again for all of your prayers and support! We really appreciate every email, note, text and message
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In Novemeber and December 2017, Chi Chi had 2 mast cell Skin Cancer tumors succesfully removed. We continue to monitor her daily for Skin Cancer and will treat her as needed. Thanks for the financial support as well as the thoughts and prayers for her.
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Kelsey Tyler
17 months ago
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Hi Chi Chi, Big Bob here! Asked my Mommy to send you some love from me since I can't really type :). Hopefully I will get the chance to meet and play with you and Quincy soon! Xo Big Bob the Heartthrob ♥

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Susan Taylor
13 months ago
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Check out the story about ChiChi in People magazine. She is such a survivor!! and now is helping others as a therapy dog. http://people.com/pets/golden-retriever-therapy-dog-with-four-prosthetic-paws-cant-stop-spreading-smiles/?utm_campaign=peoplemagazine&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&xid=socialflow_twitter_peoplemag

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Betty Jones
12 months ago
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Chi Chi should be included in the HSUS 2018 Hero dog of the year competition. Her cause should be to stop the yearly Chinese dog food fest.

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Thomas Niewiara
14 months ago
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What a heartwarming story

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Jane
1 month ago

God Bless Chi Chi, finally someone who deserves a GFM.

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Karen Marie Miller
12 months ago

God Bless you the Howell Family! God Bless You Go and get’em Chi-Chi Hugs and Kisses

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Lynn Spoharski
1 day ago

Love you Chi Chi. You inspire so many

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28 days ago
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Susan Scheerer
1 month ago
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I LOVE Golden Retrievers and Chi Chi story’s stole my heart. In the face of adversity Chi Chi not only survived but thrives. It is my pleasure to help with her medical bills.

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Stephanie Garofalo
1 month ago

Chi Chi is such a special girl with a special family. Love her!

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Anonymous
1 month ago
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Barbara Prior
1 month ago

Chi is si very brave she deserves all the helps she deserves

Kelsey Tyler
17 months ago
3
3

Hi Chi Chi, Big Bob here! Asked my Mommy to send you some love from me since I can't really type :). Hopefully I will get the chance to meet and play with you and Quincy soon! Xo Big Bob the Heartthrob ♥

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Susan Taylor
13 months ago
2
2

Check out the story about ChiChi in People magazine. She is such a survivor!! and now is helping others as a therapy dog. http://people.com/pets/golden-retriever-therapy-dog-with-four-prosthetic-paws-cant-stop-spreading-smiles/?utm_campaign=peoplemagazine&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&xid=socialflow_twitter_peoplemag

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Betty Jones
12 months ago
1
1

Chi Chi should be included in the HSUS 2018 Hero dog of the year competition. Her cause should be to stop the yearly Chinese dog food fest.

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Thomas Niewiara
14 months ago
1
1

What a heartwarming story

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Jane
1 month ago

God Bless Chi Chi, finally someone who deserves a GFM.

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Karen Marie Miller
12 months ago

God Bless you the Howell Family! God Bless You Go and get’em Chi-Chi Hugs and Kisses

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