Help Bear See Again

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Raised by 40 people in 4 months
This is Bear. Bear is the nicest sweetest most loyal dog I know. But Bear has cataracts, and that is why his eyes look so cloudy.  Unfortunately because of the progression of the cataracts he is now, completely blind. But it wasn't always like this. Bear was born with the gift of sight and around age 5 started to show signs of the dreaded cataracts. Because of this, he slowly lost his eyesight over the last 2 years but as devastating as that sounds, Bear has coped with his loss and is still thriving! But we want to give Bear his vision back and we can through the advances in modern veterinarian technology! But this is not just for Bear. This is for all the lives Bear has graced and, especially for his papa, Aaron. He is a great friend and a one-of-a-kind guy that would be there when you need him; and he also happens to be Bear's dad. You don't get such an amazing dog without an awesome dog dad! We are not asking for much from any individual but if enough of y'all truly do love mans best friend, I believe we can make this happen for both Bear and Aaron! #TheEllenShow #HelpBearSeeAgain #YallAreAwesome
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It is with great disappointment that I write this update. Unfortunately, Bear will not be able to go through with the surgery as planned. After undergoing an initial exam where his over health was evaluated, he passed with flying colors. Then came the testing specific to his eyes. He underwent a high resolution ultrasound to check the shape of his eyes and passed. Then the tear duct testing to make sure his eyes were not dry and that they still functioned properly. Passed again along with a few more tests. Then came the last test called the light and dark adapted electroretinography. This test is designed to check the health of his retinas and whether they responded to light, despite his cataracts. Unfortunately this is where we found out the disheartening news. Due to Bear’s genetics, being a pure bread Labrador, and the advancement of the cataracts, we found his retinas had disintegrated beyond repair rendering the cataract surgery moot. Even if the cataract surgery was a complete success, he would still not be able to see 
All in all, we spent roughly $500 on his initial exam and all the testing.

At this point we are going to donate the money unless you would like a refund. Either we will donate the rest of the money to another pup that is looking to get the same surgery or to a local SPCA Spay and Neuter program.

Now, as I mentioned, I will offer a refund if you so choose. Please contact me at jlunsford1888@gmail.com and we can discuss how reimbursement will be made.

Again, I want to thank each and every one of y’all for the generosity you showed towards man and Aaron’s best friend.
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Everyone! We are so very close to getting all we need for bear. With outside contributions we are only a few hundred dollars away from giving Bear his sight back. If you would please share this with everyone you can I am sure we can meet our goal. Also, we would like to bring awareness to the masses and what better way to do that than the Ellen Show!!! #TheEllenShow #HelpBearSeeAgain #YallAreAwesome
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I also want to say that any surplus donations received will go directly to our local SPCA to help fund their spay and nuder campaign!
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Everyone, I would like to update all on the progress we have made. I can thank everyone enough for being so generous towards Bear's cause so this update will have to do. We are so very close to making this a reality and, with other unnamed outside donations we are so very close to getting Bear his surgery. Again I thank you all! Happy holidays to everyone and know that your donations are going to help Bear and Aaron realize our end goal! To help Bear see again!!! It often are the gifts we take for granted that are the best ones to give back. And giving the gift of sight back to Bear should warm everyone's hearts!
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