Gigi Emergency

I rescued Gigi from a kill shelter a few years ago. Our mom, Heidi (who has Myasthenia Gravis) had just lost her elderly dog Little Phoebe to old age....she called me from Portland and said she found a dog also named "little Phoebe" at the kill shelter near me in L.A and knew it was a sign....I immediately put my baby in the car and we went and met this sweet pup and adopted her that day and renamed her Gigi! The rest is history....she became a service dog and helps our mom 24/7, she is the sweetest dog and her and our mom are inseparable. This is the post from the shelter!
Sadly out of nowhere Gigi lost the use of all of her limbs last week and the strength in her neck. Gigi is only 5. Our mom is heartbroken and has been at the vet, neurologist, and a 2nd opinion neurologist. She's already spent $1000. The neurologist said she has a spinal chord injury and needs an MRI and surgery which will come to about $7,325. The past week she has been taking a steroid and my mom has been making sure she stays still and giving her 3 baths a day to clean her up after going to the bathroom....her vet is urging her to get the MRI and surgery and we are hoping to raise money to get Gigi back on her 4 paws. Even $5 will help, any contribution is appreciated. My brother and I wish we had the money to pay for Gigi's surgery, but we just can't swing it.33337044_153817248675102_r.jpeg33337044_1538172508299376_r.jpeg
A friend lent our mom a stroller until surgery, so this is how Gigi has been rolling.33337044_1538173287179481_r.jpegThank you in advance for caring and sharing! We truly appreciate it and are grateful for any donations to help our mom take Gigi in for surgery. She will be having surgery at Columbia River Veterinary Specialists in Vancouver, Washington, hopefully as soon as next week.
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    • $25 
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    • $25 
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    • $50 
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Fundraising team: Team Gigi (3)

Natascha Snellman 
Raised $1,145 from 27 donations
El Segundo, CA
Heidi Snellman 
Lettie Jane Rennekamp 
Team member
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