Fighting For Zoey

hey guys!!! as most of you know, i regularly collect donations for local animal shelters. over the years, thousands of dollars of items have been distributed to several shelters and organizations, and i have spent countless hours volunteering. i never ask for much for myself, but right now things have really hit home. march 10, 2011, one of my rescues, zoey, was diagnosed with mandibular osteosarcoma. she had an operation called a mandibulectomy, which means half of her lower jaw was removed. two and a half years later, the cancer has returned. she now has several large masses in her chest. they cannot be removed this time around since it has already spread. she is now on a new drug called palladia, which we hope will slow down the spread and growth of the existing masses, and also slow down the formation of newer masses. even with my two full time jobs and several odd jobs, this medication is barely affordable. i am asking if anyone would like to donate to help pay for the cost of the medication, which she will be on indefinitely. i am doing everything i can for my zoey!!! hopefully the medication will give us some more time with my precious girl! thanks guys.

12.10.14 UPDATE: one whole year has gone by since the return of the cancer. the palladia, along with several other drugs/treatments, has helped maintain the size of the tumors. for the most part, the disease has remained stable. this year was not easy; we did have a few bumps and rough patches along the way. but zoey was able to be a part of my wedding day, and she has had an extra year of love and happiness thanks to her family, her doctors, and her amazing support group. i just wanted to say thank you again to everyone who has helped us out thus far. i ask you all to please continue to share this page, share zoey's story, spread the word about my amazing miracle dog, say a prayer, and keep encouraging people to donate to her medical expenses! only 30% of dogs with osteosarcoma live longer than  two years after surgery. zoey has beat the odds and i am ever so grateful and appreciative of every minute i have with her and my entire four legged family.
  • Kathryn Keller 
    • $50 
    • 78 mos
  • Diane Bryan 
    • $50 
    • 78 mos
  • Adriana Hordinsky 
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 78 mos
  • Ruth Brown 
    • $20 (Offline)
    • 80 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 80 mos
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Ruthie Halko 
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