Saving Chester's Life

Im going to be very open & honest because i have never been in this situation before & I dont know where else to turn too. I'm so desperate that I'm willing to try everything possible, even reaching out to friends, families & even strangers through my gofundme page in hopes to help me save Chester's life.. Chester is my son (furr baby), we got him when he was just 6 weeks old, we just celebrated his birthday on July 18th. He turned 10 years old. He is my first pet and for many of you that personally know me know how much both of my boys mean to me. My husband & I have no kids of our own. Chester and Dexter are my world! When I took him for his regular checkup last week, I never in my life would have imagined the doctor would discover 3 lumps on Chester and that we need to test for cancer. After doing tests after tests and nonstop stop crying for mommy (literally) for 4 days, I finally got the call that confirmed that my poor Chester has lymphoma. My world came crashing down. I cant imagine my life without Chester. He is such a good boy, behaves, so playful, so smart and funny, he is a big brother to Dexter whom Dexter is so attached to his brother, our life would be lost without. He is irreplaceable, there is no other pup out there like him. We didnt know what option's a pup with his type of lymphoma would have.. I know every case is different but i prayed & begged God to save my baby, to give me more time with him because i am not ready to say good bye just yet. After much research and going to see an oncologist today Chester needs chemotherapy A.S.A.P as the percentage of making it will only decrease. Without any treatment Chester has less than 2 months to live. Chemotherapy through IV is our only option so its not like we have other plans to choose from. With the chemo plan our doctor has, it gives Chester a chance to be in our life for years depending on every case as they are all different. The percentage decreases with each year basically of being in remission and every dog responds differently. They have seen cases where some pups cancer never returns. Everything sounded great untill we got the end when the price was presented to us.. talk about a smack in the face with a brick.. Chester needs 16 sessions of IV Chemotherapy.. thats $400.00 per session which is one session a week. Total for chemo, tests, bloodwork, xrays & medicine to take home is $7,500. Who can afford that! Without any treatment Chester has less than 2 months to live. I cant just give up hope. He is my son and i need to fight for his life. He cannot fight for himself. What gives me so much hope about Chester is that he is a fighter. You would not even think this dog is sick.. he pushes through everything, all the medicine, all the pain Chester never gives up so how can I? How ccan one give up so easily on someone who you can tell want's to live. I have never in my life asked for help but i honestly cannot afford these treatments. I am putting my perosnal business out there because i am depressed, I have no money saved up, my husband and i take care of my mom whom is in disability so we cant afford to cover Chester's chemo sessions but i am not giving up. Every dollar counts, every dollar donated will go to give Chester a chance and provide him another week of chemotherapy... please consider as every donation makes a difference.. For those who dont know Chester and want to see how amazing he is you can follow his and his brothers Instagram page. I will be posting updates and doctor visits etc.. Instagram page is the_puggle_brothers stop by and show Chester some love please.

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Hollywood, FL
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