Maya's Gift

Maya is my 5-1/2 year old Lab/Pit bull mix who has been my rock, anchor and steadfast companion for the last 4 years.  From the day I rescued her from Chicago's Anti-Cruelty Society, she has been buddy, my source and my link to what is important in life.

She is Exuberance, Heart, Discovery, Joy and Love.

She loves to swim in Lake Michigan, chase squirrels, and greet every human and creature with an inclusive happiness that makes everyone smile.

Two weeks ago, she was diagnosed with terminal canine lymphoma.  

Although her illness is terminal, it is treatable.  With a round of chemotherapy, she could look forward to up to two more years of life, health and love.  

I am committed to giving her that chance.  

I'm raising money to help cover her chemotherapy treatments and associated vet bills.  If you've ever met this beautiful soul, you know the happiness she has brought me and so many others.

Even in illness, she has given me the greatest gift - ferocious clarity of purpose and the awareness that LIFE IS PRECIOUS AND URGENT.  Whether you can donate or not, please take that message with you today and go make a difference in the world around you.

In gratitude for all that I have, and trusting in God and the Universe,


David and Maya
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David Lewis Bradley 
Chicago, IL
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