Lymphoma treatment for Zucca Bear

Zucca Bear Gerstl has been my best friend, my family, my  companion, travel buddy and has worked at over 10 yoga studios in California.  She is the most gentle, loving, kindest soul I have ever encountered and makes friends every where  ever she goes.  She especially loves children and  men, and is a total flirt! She literally shakes her hips and wags her tail for men!
NO , I didnt teach her this!:)

I adopted Zucca off of  Craigslist 9 and a half years ago. I knew the moment I saw her, that she was my dog. 
Since then we have been side by side. 

She has enjoyed spending time on the beach, loves to ride waves, swim in pools and is inlove wth her tennis ball and stuffed animals.  She loves going to all the yoga studios where I teach and is a good girl, waiting patiently for  hours while I teach and take classes.

Until 4 days ago she has been a happy, healthy dog(aside from her arthritus). 

4 days ago she stopped eating, became extremely lethargic, and I knew something was VERY wrong. 
I took her into emergency and she was diagnosed with Lymphoma, which is a cancer that comes on fast in dogs and is very aggressive.
Without treatment, life expectancy is 3-6 weeks. 

We went to  an oncolgy specialist yesterday, whom confirmed her diagnosis and has suggested a treatement plan for Zucca which  has been 90%  effective  of putting the cancer in remission for about a year. 

We take the treatement week by week, with Zucc'as quality of life AS PRIORITY. 

If she responds well to each treatement, we keep going.
Within a month she should be back to her old self, playing ball and going back to the beach and enjoying her friends and family.
If the treatement is not working , we stop treatement and go from there.

There is no cure for the lymphoma. But, with treatment, Zucca can enjoy the last year of her life, without pain and feeling good again. 

With all the love in my heart, I ask for any help you can donate to Zucca's treatements. 

As most of you know I am a yoga teacher and the treatements are very expensive.
So, ANYTHING will help to get Zucca out of pain and feeling good again. 
Her next treatement is this coming up Monday. 
She responed amazingly well to her first treatment, yesterday.

We need funds as soon as possible to pay for her weekly treatements. This situation is URGENT.

Thank you for your consideration.
Carrie and Zucca
  • Kellee Morris 
    • $25 
    • 46 mos
  • Lorri Santamaria  
    • $50 
    • 46 mos
  • Alexis Ferrier 
    • $50 
    • 46 mos
  • Kelli Olds 
    • $20 
    • 46 mos
  • Kingston Daximillion 
    • $50 
    • 46 mos
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Carrie Gerstl 
Oxnard, CA
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