"PRETTY BOY" IS IN NEED OF YOUR HELP!!!

HI ALL...I OPENED THIS ACCOUNT FOR A FRIEND OF MINE, MARIA. SHE DOES NOT HAVE A COMPUTER AND LIVES IN A RATHER REMOTE AREA, SO GOING TO THE LIBRARY IS NOT AN OPTION FOR HER.
THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, SHE HAS SELFLESSLY AND INDEPENDENTLY, RESCUED AND CARED FOR MANY CATS, MAKING SURE EACH FOUND THERE FOREVER HOMES. WITHOUT REGRET OR HESITATION, SHE DID THIS, AT HER OWN EXPENSE.
NOW, THEY'RE BARELY MANAGING FROM PAYDAY TO PAYDAY.  MARIA AND HER HUSBAND, DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THEIR CONTROL, HAVE WEATHERED THROUGH MANY CHALLENGES WHICH PUT A BURDEN ON THEM FINANCIALLY, AND TO DATE, THEIR ONLY INCOME, ARRIVES MONTHLY, VIA HIS VA BENEFITS. THIS IS WHY I OPTED TO SHARE HER STORY ON THIS SITE.
APPROXIMATELY THREE YEARS AGO, "PRETTY BOY", THE HANDSOME KITTY IN THE PHOTO, HAPPENED TO APPEAR AT HER DOOR ONE DAY, AND THEY'VE BEEN INSEPARABLE SINCE. HE IS  VERY LOVING, PLAYFUL, AND ATTENTIVE. EVEN NOW, DESPITE WHAT HE'S GOING THROUGH, HE'S STILL AFFECTIONATE. THE DOCTORS SUSPECT THAT HE'S EXPERIENCING VARYING DEGREES OF PAIN, YET HIS TEMPERAMENT IS NOT, AND HAS NOT, BEEN AFFECTED. EVEN THE VET TECHS ALL REMARK HOW SWEET HE IS!
HERE'S HER DILEMMA....ABOUT 4 MONTHS AGO, A LUMP WAS GROWING ON HIS HEAD, OVER AND BEHIND THE RIGHT EYE. AT FIRST, IT WAS THOUGHT TO BE A CYST, BUT AS IT GREW, THE VET BECAME CONCERNED, AND SURGICALLY REMOVED THE MASS, SENDING TISSUE SAMPLES FOR A BIOPSY, TO PURDUE UNIVERSITY.
AFTER EXAMINATION ON 3/17/2014, HERE IS THE DIAGNOSIS AND REPORT...HISTOLOGIC IMPRESSION IS LYMPHONA.
NEEDLESS TO SAY, MY FRIEND IS DEVASTATED, AND THERE'S ONLY ONE FORM OF TREATMENT THAT IS RECOMMENDED, AND THAT'S RADIATION, WITH OR WITHOUT CHEMO.
SHE HAD TO TAKE HIM TO AN ONCOLOGY SPECIALIST, WHICH I GIFTED HER, AND AFTER ASSESSING THE PATHOLOGY REPORT AND RUNNING THEIR OWN TESTS, THE PROGNOSIS IS GOOD BECAUSE THE CANCER HAS NOT YET SPREAD, BUT IT'S VITAL THAT HE BEGINS TREATMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
THE REGIMEN THAT'S BEEN PRESCRIBED IS ONCE A DAY, EVERY DAY, FOR THREE CONSECUTIVE WEEKS. THE ESTIMATED COST JUST FOR THE RADIATION, IS $4,450.00. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE COST FOR MEDS, SCANS, OR OTHER TESTS THAT ARE NECESSARY DURING THE PROCESS.
I WISH I COULD DO MORE TO HELP HER FINANCIALLY, BUT I'M ON DISABILITY RIGHT NOW, SO I CAN'T AFFORD TO DO MORE THAN I HAVE.
I KNOW THERE ARE COMPASSIONATE PEOPLE THAT VISIT THIS SITE, AND THEY ARE THE ONES WE'RE REACHING OUT TO.... PLEASE HELP MARIA SAVE "PRETTY BOY"!
FROM OUR HEARTS TO YOURS,
DEBBIE

(P.S. IF ANYONE WANTS EVIDENCE, OR PROOF THAT HIS CONDITION EXISTS, I DO HAVE SOME RATHER GRAPHIC PHOTOS THAT I COULD NOT POST, BUT ARE AVAILABLE TO SEND.)













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