Bella is a dog that gives everything, to everyone, every time. Even more, she was there for family members returning from deployments.
She has been credited with the speedy and continued recovery of one such person (name protected for privacy) that was suffering from post-traumatic stress after being deployed to a war zone last year. To say Bella has been a cornerstone to our family puts it lightly.
But now, it is Bella who needs us. Up until mid-May, she was playing Frisbee and running circles around anyone willing to play in grassy fields. But suddenly she fell ill and was rushed to the animal hospital in Riverhead, NY.
Blood tests indicate she is suffering from a tick-borne infection and may have an autoimmune disease. As a result, her body is trying to stop internal bleeding and fight off a massive infection.
The doctor said, "Bella is definitely a fighter. She is hanging in there."
We are willing to do whatever it takes to support Bella in this battle for her life, and for the first time ever, we are asking for help. Two blood transfusions, various antibiotics, a chemotherapy treatment, medical imaging, and labs have all been conducted so far, and we are only at the start.
Every single contribution helps. If for whatever reason we raise more than enough to cover the medical expenses, we will be donating whatever is leftover to other animals in similar situations, as well as to dog rescue organizations.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
- Daphne Canales
- ELYSE WEISSMAN
- Jan Ingram
- Joanna Cuevas
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