Funeral Funds for Retired Marine Working Dog

Rocky is a retired military working dog for improved explosive device detection. 
He and I were deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Rocky was one of 6 bomb dogs for our battalion and ran dozens of missions ensuring the safety of all that walked in his foot steps behind his well trusted nose. Rocky as well as myself and many other marines were injured during the deployment Rocky survived various explosions, gun fights, and even schranel to his neck. 
I was Rocky’s first handler and was blessed with the extraordinary pleasure of being able to adopt him. Since 2012 he has been a key piece of my life and all who have had the opportunity to meet him. 
On march 12 2019 I took rocky to the vet because he was sick and unable to keep food down. After several tests and a stay in the 24 hour emergency vet, it was discovered rocky had large masses on his on his liver which were removed but has had difficulty recovering. He is still in the emergency vets office with their team doing all they can to stablize him and make him comfortable, this unfortunately comes at a heavy price. 
I will do whatever it takes to get rocky through this difficult time and let him be surrounded by his family, love and happiness for the rest of his days but any donation will be appreciated. Please help this hero in his most desperate time of need as he has done for me and the countless other service members he protected and sent home to their families. Thank you to all

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  • Steve Minkovich 
    • $25 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 6 mos
  • Maria Malerba 
    • $200 
    • 6 mos
  • Janice & Buddy Mayhew 
    • $200 
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Fundraising team: Fundraising team (2)

Matt O'Hara 
Organizer
Raised $1,315 from 22 donations
Ashland, VA
Sean Belliston 
Team member
Raised $90 from 3 donations
This team raised $4,734 from 82 other donations.
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