Hi my name is George Kirby, i am from Rochester, MA and a USAF veteran. I got Bruce after I was medically retired from the Air Force due to a traumatic brain injury. He is my support dog and he has been there for me through thick and thin. He recently hurt his back and it turns out that it is a condition called intervertebral disc disease. It requires spinal surgery to go in and remove material that is pressing on his spine limiting his control of his back legs and causing servere pain. Without the surgery he has a 50/50 chance of regaining total use of his back legs, and will need to remain on strong pain medication indefinitely, Not getting the surgery will also leave him at a very high risk of re-injuring himself. The surgery boasts a 95% success rate and would return him to full range of motion and control of his back legs and relieve the pain he is currently suffering. I would not ask for help if i didnt need it. Whether you are able to give or not, please share. Thank you for your help and prayers.