Rebecca's Surgery and Biopsy Fund

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For those that don't know me, I'm a single mother of three and an animal rescuer.  I work as a Vet Tech/Receptionist at a local vet hospital. I went to school to be a Lab Tech, but animals are my passion. I've spent the last 10+ years in rescue. I've volunteered, and worked for, my area animal shelters and the local spay/neuter clinic. I even spent 3 days in jail to save my three pit bulls from euthanasia.

For those that do know me, you know I will spend my last dime to care for an animal in need, but leave myself sick, hurting, and down before going to the doctor for anything. I've driven my car on fumes to get a dog to the clinic for a spay or transported to their new beginnings.

I'm a very proud individual when it comes to asking for anything from anyone for myself. I'll beg on street corners for my children or a pet in need, but not myself.
I've thought about this for the last couple weeks and I can't do this alone. I have previously had cervical cancer. I make and keep my appointments to make sure it hasn't come back.  At the first of the month I had my appointment and they were concerned with their findings. They've scheduled me for surgery and biopsy at UVA. My insurance isn't covering a large portion of this. I started to just say forget it. Let it be what it will be. Rather than ask for assistance let whatever happens happen. But... what about my children? What about the animals in my care? Where will that leave them if there's not a good outcome? So I'm asking. Will you help share my request?

I'd like to also share our rescue, Cosmo's Cause Rescue & Retirement Sanctuary. I have pets available in my care that are looking for their forever homes.  You can find us on Cosmo's Cause  and on Facebook, Here .
If anyone would like to donate towards the animals in our care please contact us.

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I want to Thank everyone for their support. From the bottom of my heart. Your generosity gives me hope. I realize that sounds cheezy, but it's very easy to become discouraged and to want to give up. Seeing how my family and friends care so much makes me want to try a little harder and it helps me to see the light at the end of the tunnel a little better.
I know, from my own experience and lack of funds at times, that some cannot donate financially and I know you support me in ways that you can.
That being said please feel free to share Cosmo's Cause Pet Finder page and Facebook page to help me find homes for some of the rescues in my/our care. Transportation is available so don't let distance from me stop you from sharing their pages and profiles :)
Our Pet Finder page:
Our Facebook page:
Thank you <3
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No news yet.
In this case no news is really not good news.
I'm dragging my feet with dread and my poor Mom is having bad dreams about it.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
I'll be listing my fosters on Pet Finder tomorrow. Currently they're being shared on Cosmo's Cause Facebook page. The link is in my original request here.
I've had friends tell me that UVA will let you make payments. That's not currently something I can even entertain. I'm currently spending hundreds of dollars a month caring for the dogs and cats in my care. If I want to make payments to UVA then I'll need to find homes for my fosters and will lack the ability to take in more until my health care has been managed. It hurts my heart to do that, but as pointed out; if I don't take care of myself then I won't be around to take care of my kids or the rescues.
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They've scheduled my UVA appointment for Oct 28th, but I'm scheduled to work that day. I'll have to reschedule it for November. I can't afford to miss a day of work. I can't afford to go yet and I'm not looking forward to the appointment anyway. >.<
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$626 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 38 months
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Created September 28, 2015
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36 months ago
36 months ago
Michelle Johnson
37 months ago

Praying for you!

Leah Berrong
37 months ago

Sending prayers for you!

Sandi Martin
37 months ago

Praying for you, Rebecca.

38 months ago
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