Lost our father, may lose dog soon now.

On November 17, 2013 my father, family’s only benefactor, and one of New York’s finest chefs, Shinichi Tsujimura, passed away from sudden cardiac arrest.
Since then my family and I have had an extremely difficult time both emotionally and financially. Now things are getting worse.

My dog suddenly became ill, and with my twin sister, I took our dog Coco to the emergency clinic but they couldn’t find what was wrong with her. 20 hours later, my mother and I brought her in because her condition did not improve, only to find out that she was bleeding internally. The doctor told us if she did not have surgery immediately she would lose too much blood and likely die, so we continued, and had Coco checked in for surgery.

Just between the last emergency check in (3AM on June 4th) and our most recent one (9PM on June 4th) our bill is already $1000 dollars. Even though they had conducted the same exact tests yesterday, they are charging us for the repeated tests. The expensive surgery puts the total estimated cost is over $7000. 

After visiting today, after Coco's surgery, we spoke to the surgeon who told us that she probably has an aggressive cancer, and would only have a month or two left to live without chemotherapy. 

I am not ready to lose my dog, not after losing my father so recently. But chemotherapy is expensive, and since my fathers death we simply don't have the money for it.

Please help my family. We'd just thought the worst of times were over, but now we may lose another beloved member of our family.
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Shintaro Tsujimura 
New York, NY
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