I felt as if the world was so cruel because how can such a precious little cat, sweetest can be, be dying from something that absolutely had no cure? In the midst of my despair, that was when I was prompted by my cousin to look up FIP warriors. Ever since then, my life and also Spirit’s has been changed. On day four, he was sunbathing by the window, eyes wide open, alert. The sun highlighted his features just right, illuminating his new shiny coat and in general, his vigor for life. I cried ugly tears, being overwhelmed at the miracle in his behavior change. He just looked at me as if I was crazy!!! It was like meeting a brand new kitty, and I loved every second of it.
Now, that brings me to this moment, as to why I am writing this fundraiser. A little introduction about me, I am a 21 year old, Asian American, college student studying English as UCSB and am an avid cat lover. On the night of picking up the medicine, I told my family about the potential life saving cure. My siblings were on board and supported my intentions of doing whatever was necessary to save our newest addition to the family. However, my parents, being from a strict Asian American background, were extremely against it. They were shouting at me, telling me things such as “we do not want whatever you are doing in this house,” “you are not doing what is right,” and to “just buy a new cat.” To say the least, they were not supportive of the lucrative cure and did not understand the love I had for Spirit. I could simply NOT “buy a new cat.” I cried so much shouting at them for being heartless, but that did not change their sentiment as they would not spare a single penny to help buy the life saving medicine. I even showed them the many lives saved in various FIP groups, to no avail. They are ignorant and not willing to believe. I dipped into my funds for college as saving Spirit’s life was my greatest priority, I would never be able to live with myself knowing I could have saved him, but chose not to, despite what my parents said. My funds were running low but it was manageable until I got hit by a truck on the freeway, on the driver’s side on February 8th. Thankfully, I am physically okay, but the financial ruin the wreck has caused me made me worry frantically about Spirit’s future. I do not have the necessary funds to support his vet visits, medicine, etc., much longer. With much warmth, I am asking if anyone would please donate so I can further support Spirit. I am not exaggerating when I say he is my world. I want to see him with as much energy as I am writing this today. Anything from anyone would help. If you’ve read this far, I want to thank you so much, as I had to push through many tears to see what was on the screen. If you’ve just read, that already means so much. I am forever grateful.
- Kaitlin Reynolds
- Kenneth Clark
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