Dog Care While I'm Having Stem Cell

For those that don’t know me, I am Carl, I’m 41 and normally, I would spend my working day travelling the UK educating both kids and adults about living with HIV. 

Last year, I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and I have been through 3 failed attempts of chemotherapy. My HIV positive status has complicated both treatment and recovery of cancer.

However, now, I am reaching the next stage in treatment where stem-cell replacement is required. For this, I must be admitted to hospital for a period of 3-4 weeks.

This is where I have a problem.

I have 4 beautiful dogs, all girls, and all I rescued. Two of them fell into my life when a friend was struggling to cope, who then decided the responsibility was too much for him, and they became a permanent part of my life, and I now cannot imagine life without them.

Hospitalisation means I can’t be there to care for them, so I am appealing to you for any kind of donation to help support them in my absence. Donations will go towards;

paying someone to walk them
day & night care

One week’s care for them is £350. 
My treatment will be between 3-4 weeks.

Due to all my girls being rescued they do have nervous tendencies and I need to keep their lives as normal as possible while I’m away so it is important for them to remain at home.

Going through cancer & chemo has meant I have been both unwell enough, and physically unable to work (as I work mainly in schools there is probable exposure to other infections etc.). I am solely reliant on benefits at the moment.

If you’d like to hear more about me and my story, watch the video on this page that was filmed back in September 2017.

Thank you for taking time out to hear me and thank you for any donations received. Carl X
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Carl Churchman 
Ditchling, South East England, United Kingdom
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