Buddy fighting Lymphoma!

Hello! First and foremost, thank you for spending your time to hear my story.
Buddy is about 5 years old; he and I have been smellin' each other now for about 5 years. He came into my life as a rescue dog and to be honest, he rescued me.

I am 29 years young, single and love the outdoors with activities like Backpacking, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Rafting and Kayaking! Skiing and Snowboarding. I am currently a full time student and unemployed.

I have been a Kidney Dialysis patient since the age of 12. I am currently on the organ transplant list in northern California awaiting a kidney. I Have always viewed my life "Kidney-less" a blessing and not a set back. I have learned so many life values at such a young age that I may not have if I had not been in this medical situation. I have been given the GIFT of browed time, and I have decided to start this fund raiser for Buddy to give that very same gift of browed time.

Buddy was diagnosed with Lymphoma this Valentines Day, February 14th 2014. We have confirmed the Lymphoma with a Biopsy of the lymph nodes as well as the special stain that is required to treat this form of cancer. Turns out that Buddy has B-cell Lymphoma and odds of remission are VERY good. He has started his Chemotherapy treatments and had his first treatment on Thursday March 27th 2014. Treatment went VERRRRY well, and his lymph nodes have decreased in size to undetectable OVERNIGHT! (Which is almost unheard of!!?)

Thus far I have spent $2,400.00 towards his treatment but there is more to come and my finances are becoming exhausted.

Because of my medical state, I am completely reliant on my income from Social Security which is very small, $870/month... When after rent, food and gas to get to school there really is not much left for Buddy and me.

Buddy needs your help, please find it within your heart to help save the life of a very speical dog. 

Me and Buddy, He really is my baby Bud..

Buddy At SlingFin with Devo!

Who's the boss? Buddy at Outdoor Retailer Trade show in Salt Lake City! with his own badge, buddy strut around the outdor industry's largest tradeshow in the US as the SLINGFIN mascot! 

Eel River northern California- standish and hickey state park
Floating on the tube with Evan!

Shop DOG! Buddy working at the Wilderness Exchange in Berkeley, CA. Thank you Jerry Jordan and Diane Stallings for sharing these great moments!

Buddy and the Dome!

SKY - BUDDY need we say more, the picture shows all the love!

Prototype submerseable dog backpack! Buddy inspiried!

My Birthday trip to Carr Lake in Tahoe, Bud was kind enough to spread his wings for us!

Working at Outback Adventures in Fremont, Buddy once again Shop Dog!

Road Trip to Oregon! buddy passes out!

This is just another day for watch dog of the year.. At the end of the driveway in Fremont, CA. Buddy awaits for something to happen, just waiting for brids or other random critters to spark a single move.

This is just CLASSIC bud.. Grandmas house in Paradise, CA after first snow of the year 2014 (2 weeks before cancer diagnosis) him and I were playing outside for the better part of an hour, wrestleing in the snow!

Doing what he can for a snack.

Buddy's learning to swim for his first time!!

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    • 85 mos
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    • $25 
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    • $300 (Offline)
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    • $50 
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Nolan Fritts 
Magalia, CA
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