Help Aurora Beat FIP

My name is Lindsay, and I'm from Southwest Virginia. I have a soft spot for animals, but especially cats. I rescued my first cat, Pepper, from the garbage dump in 2016. My second cat, Van, was a stray that was rescued by my roommate in 2019. My roommate dipped him in bleach to try and clean him, and I took him after that. 

Then, in October of 2020, a good friend of mine said she had found a small, black kitten, horribly malnourished and on death's door by her house, all alone and sick. Having no one else to take her, I took the kitten off her hands. 

Meet Aurora. 

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She was diagnosed with giardia, and with the help of my vet, she managed to kick it and lead a healthy life, albeit very small. She's six months old in this picture, but just under six pounds. 

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She's playful, and absolutely loves her raccoon, Mr. Blue, who she packs everywhere. She's also quite mischievous...

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Shortly after Thanksgiving of 2020, though, Aurora caught the novel coronavirus, which can be passed from humans to cats. I took her to the vet, and she seemed to recover with the help of some antibiotics. 

However, I then noticed a strange fog forming inside her eyes, and a persistent fever. 

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After much, MUCH testing, we came to the realization that Aurora had developed FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis), a deadly condition that causes fluid buildup in the lungs, severe neurological issues, and in 95% of cases, death. Needless to say, I was devastated. I didn't want to lose my cuddle bug. 

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However, there is hope. She has the dry form of FIP, which develops much more slowly, and there are experimental treatments that raise the survival rate from 5% to closer to 90%. The only problem is: the drug needed for this is incredibly expensive. 

That's what this GoFundMe is for. I am asking you, the people, to find the kindness to donate and help me save my sweet baby. She doesn't deserve this. I know times are tough, and if you can't afford to donate, that's fine, but please try to share and spread the word. I am autistic and disabled, so any help is greatly appreciated. All those who donate will receive updates on her condition and treatment.

Just please... help me save my girl.

Donations

  • Destiny Goodson 
    • $10 
    • 1 mo

Organizer

Lindsay Barton 
Organizer
Abingdon, VA
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