Chester Copperpot’s Key to One Lung Living

45843802_1583026910399633_r.jpeg45843802_1583026939579465_r.jpeg45843802_158302705483886_r.jpeg45843802_1583027154828598_r.jpeg45843802_1583027249632016_r.jpegChester Copperpot is our 6yo furbaby that has been with us ever since he was found at a scrap yard when he was about 4 weeks old. In that time, he has been healthy, happy, and thriving. Just after the new year, we noticed a small bump on his side. Our vet ran some tests and referred us to a specialist. They immediately knew it was some sort of sarcoma and surgery was needed as soon as possible. The plan was to remove the tumor, the surrounding tissue, and possibly a rib. He would most likely need chemo as well. We left that day with a surgery scheduled for the next week and a massive bill estimate we had to figure out how to pay. Flash forward to surgery day. We get a call from the surgeon and she explains the tumor is the size of a small cantaloupe and they will have to remove 3 ribs, his entire left lung, and part of his pericardium.  She tells us he will survive but recovery will be a longer road. 45843802_1583027346132733_r.jpeg45843802_1583027418836727_r.jpegHe is rocking his one lung recovery so far and is trying to get used to the 2hr road trips to Auburn University for Chemo every 3 weeks. One lung life is definitely different. He is still active but tires quicker, and his bark has a hollow sound to it, but we are so thankful to still have our sweet boy. 45843802_158302751671051_r.jpeg45843802_1583027585347604_r.jpeg We are still paying on the surgery and have weekly blood draws in between Chemo weeks.  Before Chemo, they also run more labs and do an X-ray. So, as you can imagine, the cost keeps adding up. I never saw myself doing a GoFundMe, but we are willing to do whatever we can to keep Chester cancer free.

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  • Bekah Arora 
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
  • Charles Belvin  
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
  • Debra Murray 
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
  • Nikki Hallmark 
    • $50 
    • 6 mos
  • Justin Rush 
    • $10 
    • 6 mos
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Lisa Marie Ford Sims 
Organizer
Calera, AL
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