Ninja needs a helping hand

So as most of you know I have a pretty badass best friend of the last 7 years and she goes by the name, Ninja!  Ninja has been through some of the best and worst times in my life but regardless has always been the constant through it all.  The other constant she has always seemed to face have been medical issues, from breathing machines, to ear infections monthly and I think almost every other thing possible. Well unfortunately things have not changed and she is now facing some serious medical procedures which come with some serious bills.

Ninja, has a pretty large mass growing within her mouth that requires medical attention. She had a first surgery a couple weeks ago to remove a portion and release stress/pressure that caused it to rip open the roof of her mouth.  After the biopsy was completed, fears were confirmed and it's a growth that needs to be removed ASAP.  There are only two procedures that can be done, radiation or a Maxillectomy. I have chosen to move forward with a Maxillectomy, which is ideally removing a portion of her upper jaw and teeth to completely remove the growth and will hopefully give her the best quality of life moving forward.

We are not sure of the recovery, how much will be needed to be removed or what is to follow with her, but so far her first and second scheduled surgery this month have racked up over $5,000 as I am working with an oncologist and specialist out of pocket. So in talking with friends about this they wanted to help and mentioned I should start a gofundme for her, so here we are. I know times can be hard for everyone but as I sit here looking at Ninja, I find this the time to look to friends and family to help keep her options open and keep my best friend having the best life she can. Ninja and I thank you in advance and she is ready to overcome this challenge as well! With her normal wiggle butt, tail and slobber.

Jerry and Ninja

  • Alisa Van Meter
    • $20 
    • 51 mos
  • Olivia Honowitz
    • $25 
    • 52 mos
  • Joan DeSpirito
    • $100 
    • 52 mos
  • Brogan Allardice
    • $50 
    • 53 mos
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    • $20 
    • 53 mos
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Jerry Henry
Austin, TX

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