Sinclair is one of the toughest people I know and she has endured too much in her 20 years. Every day, she works to better herself and move forward in a year that has been particularly challenging. After a stay at an inpatient facility at the start of 2020, Sinclair found her soulmate - or so we, her family, like to joke - and things started to look up.
A family friend was fostering a not-yet-one-year-old Australian Shepard and after one visit Sinclair knew that Jasper was meant to be her dog. They have been inseparable since he came home with her. He has pulled her through some dark days, so much so that he's accidentally trained to come to her side when she's upset.
Sinclair is currently at UNC medical center in trauma. When the staff walked me back, I didn’t even recognize her. She has fractures in her head and face, stitches across her forehead, broken ribs, and the list goes on. Despite her own pain and confusion last night, all she could do was worry about Jasper.
Someone in the house near where they were hit, swooped Jasper up and rushed him off. The vet said he had minutes to live. He is currently at an emergency vet in Chapel Hill, fighting to heal a hole in his lung and blood in his abdomen. We paid an initial $1100 to get him in at the vet, but there is at least another $3000 in medical costs to cover- that is if he doesn't need surgery. If they decide he needs surgery in the next few days, we can't imagine how high the bill will be. Jim told the vet to do whatever it takes to save Jasper and he meant it - I can't imagine Sinclair without Jasper at her side.
As of this morning, Sinclair is awake and was able to briefly sit up. She has a long road to go, but I know she can do it. We will hold her while she heals and we ask that you hold her, and Jasper too, in your thoughts and prayers
We know this: they will need each other.
We are attempting to cover the vet bills, hotel costs for Jim and I to stay near Sinclair, and the ensuing medical bills that we will be asked to pay for Sinclair. We understand this year has been tough on everyone, so if you are unable to help with the bills, please consider sharing this so God can get it in the hands of someone who may be able to help.
The Larson Family
- McCullagh Family
- Hannah Holman
- Elizabeth Tyler Strandberg Foundation
- Wade Hudson
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