My name is David Berner and I am fundraising for my son and his wife, Graham and Megan, and their precious dog, Franco. This sweet dog was very sick with an obstruction in his intestines and needed emergency surgery. It was removed late at night with special surgery to allow him a fighting chance. Franco is home now, and mending. But that enormous bill...
If you know anything about veterinary bills, you know that surgery for a dog can be very expensive. And Graham and Megan just became parents of a lovely and beautiful daughter who had her own fight. She was born seven weeks early; spent some six weeks in the NICU/preemie unit. The gorgeous girl is doing well, thank goodness. But Mom and Dad are now down to one income and now Franco has faced a serious medical problem.
Franco is a very special dog, as he was Graham's spirit animal as he was working through all of the difficulties of high school, career goals, and growing up. The dog's name is in honor of the Steelers great. FRANCO HARRIS. My son played football for many years. This dog is a very important part of his and Megan's life.
Both Graham and Megan are not the kind to ask for assistance. It's not who they are. But this is a hard one and the money is simply not there to pay for Franco's surgery.
Thank you for your kindness.
We'll update Franco's progress in the coming days.
Below is a rough estimate from the veterinary surgeon so you know what has to be done. The full bill is likely to be close to $12,000.