Help Stella be an active girl again

First I want to start by saying - I never thought I would be someone to do this. I have a hard time asking others for help, never mind a monetary donation. But life takes turns that we never expect.

If you know me, you know that my Stella Bleu is my world. I don’t have children - she is my child. She has the most infectious personality and is a complete people lover. If you’ve met her- you know what I mean.  She is my happy place. 

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind for us both. We found out that Stella tore her ACL and would require surgery. On the day of the scheduled surgery - I learned that she couldn’t go under anesthesia because of a liver infection we did not know about. We are now trying to figure out what is causing this infection which are making her liver cells die off. Between the time of her first scheduled surgery to today - Stella has now torn her OTHER ACL due to compensation on the other leg. We will now be looking at a second surgery once the first leg heals.

Each surgery is estimated to be between $4800 -$5600. While I do have insurance, they only pay a fraction of each surgery. As you know I am a single woman, who works hard, and just bought a home. I’m struggling to figure out how I will pay for these necessary surgeries for my baby girl. 

While some people think, ‘it’s just a dog’ - to me, Stella represents my family. She is everything to me.

We thank you for any help you can provide. I totally understand that times are difficult for so many of us. Believe me, I do. I just appreciate you reading and sharing my story. 

We will get through this!


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Marissa McCarthy 
Quaker Hill, CT
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