The staff at Sunny Meadows Safe Haven for Pets is organizing this GoFundMe on behalf of Patricia and Mike Hurdle. These two amazing people have always been the giving kind. They volunteered at the Humane Society of Memphis for years before becoming "full-time" volunteers for Sunny Meadows and part of our family. Patricia has been the head of our donating effort, keeping an organized list of our needs/wants every single week and sharing it on Facebook far and wide. She is our volunteer coordinator, training new volunteers whenever we need. She loves all the fur babies (lots of treats and kisses!) and has went to numerous off-site adoption events when we couldn't send any staff members. Mike has been here time and time again to help us with the many electrical problems/fixes that seem to pop up all the time. He is here soon after we call him, happy to help, no matter the task! Patricia works with her church every week, loyally devoted, and even helped organize a Christmas toy drive to a homeless family this past Christmas. She is constantly there to help any animals in need and any people she meets, with Mike right by her side, doing anything he can.
The horrible reason we are starting the GoFundMe is because these incredible people got terrible news back to back. Within 24 hours, they found out that one of their dogs, Stoner, has a cancerous tumor in his mouth, and that Mike, our handyman rock, has lung cancer. Both pieces of news hit Patricia and Mike hard. A double whammy we can not believe. These two are on hard times and we can't stand seeing it. We know the amount of giving they have done over and over and over. We have physical representations of it constantly and so many other people that have been lucky enough to meet them have the same.
So, we are here asking anyone that has the means, consider giving back to Mike, Stoner, and Patricia. We plan on posting updates as often as possible to share any treatment and medical news. This is all fresh right now. Obviously funds are needed for medical costs, which there will be an abundance of in the near future. Mike and Patricia will need all the support they can get, monetarily and emotionally to get through this. We can testify they deserve it. They more than deserve it.
- Simon Avila
- Karen Maestri
- Terri Esther
- Karen Hinds
Organizer and beneficiary
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