My best friend, Jackson needs help

It's with great reservation that I'm doing this. One of the hardest things for me to do is ask for help, especially when it has to do with money. I know this is a hard time for everyone so believe me, I will understand if you are unable to donate. Here is my story...

I'm sure most of you know that Jackson is my beautiful American short hair tabby cat. He was rescued from a shelter when he was 2 years old. This is the only time I've ever experienced love at first sight! He was energetic, mischievous, so much fun, and loving when he wanted to be. ;)

This cat has been by my side for 12 years and has been one of the few constants in my life. He was there through all the thick and thin, various moves, heartbreaks, and he has even moved with me cross country, TWICE! He is the most adaptable animal I've ever known. He greets me every time I come home with a rub against the legs and sleeps by my side purring every night.

I have been very lucky that up until this point, his health has been optimal. Over the last few months however, I had become concerned with him sneezing, discharge out of his right eye and nostril, and now nose bleeds. I have taken him to the vet twice so far in attempt to determine the cause and deal with his ailiment before it gets worse. I've been told that it is not always easy to make this determination and there are several tests that need to be administered to rule things out. I have since spent over $500 on preliminary tests. So far, he has tested negative which is both good and bad. I still don't have an answer yet as to what is causing this. His nosebleeds have gotten worse and more frequent. I'm desperate to find out the cause and what can be done. The problem is I am probably in the worst financial situation I have ever been. I can assure you this is not due to irresponsibility with my money but happy to answer any questions privately if you have them. I'm scared that I am not moving forward with the proper tests due to financial restrictions and my heart is literally breaking! I joked with my mother the other day that I would rather resort to prostitution than ask her, or anyone else for that matte, for money. I'm sure you can predict how she reacted to that!

The next tests are chest X-rays and to determine if there is a fungal presence. There will be more tests requiring sedation if nothing is found.

I am humbly asking for whatever you can donate towards his care. I don't think I could ever forgive myself if I didn't do all I could to extend my best friends life. He seems happy and healthy otherwise. He definitely has many more happy years to live with me.

I really appreciate your taking the time to read this. I love you all!
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Leah Varney
San Diego, CA

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