Help Holden Breathe!

$3,290 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 92 people in 20 months
Our Story
If you know my dog, Holden, you know he is the best dog in the world! I adopted him blind, and he surprises everyone who meets him by how capable he is.  Holden is getting older, but he is still strong and healthy. Holden enjoys hiking and laying in the sun. He also likes going on road trips and camping.  

Holden's Health
Recently I found out Holden has a paralyzed larynx.  This is a common thing to happen to labs like Holden. What happens with this injury is that dogs are not able to breathe properly.  They cannot walk very far, they don't do well in the heat, and sometimes it can even result in death. 

I love my dog with all my heart, and I want to provide the best possible life for him since he has many years left. Without Holden, the last couple of years of my life would have been hopeless. I want to repay him by elevating his quality of life.

How You Can Help
This surgery is an extremely expensive surgery, and I will figure out a way to pay for it no matter what. As a teacher (and living on one income), it will be financially trying for me. I am setting up this gofundme to help offset some of these expenses. 
Anything you can donate would be appreciated, even if it is just words of encouragement. 

Thank you for your support, and let's help Holden live an exciting and active life!
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Holden had his first camping adventure this weekend to South Dakota! Thanks to all your support, he is back to being an adventure dog!!!
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Just a quick update! Holden has been home for a week now. His fever is gone, and coughing is minimal. Thank you for all the positive thoughts and kind words. We are very excited for adventures this summer!
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Holden did so well at the vet last night, that they are releasing him to me today! Thank you for all the positive vibes! I'll keep you updated with how he does over the next few weeks, and thankfully the overall cost of his surgery was less than anticipated yesterday.
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Holden needs to be hospitalized for aspiration pneumonia. This is not uncommon for his surgery. He will need to be hospitalized for 24-48 hours. Because of this, the cost has gone up $1800. If you could share this GoFundMe with friends and family, I would greatly appreciate it. Also, any positive vibes you can send would be much appreciated.
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Matt Pickler
20 months ago

Such a cutie with that little foot bandage. Hope he's feeling better!

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Geri Lambrecht
20 months ago

We all love you Holden!! Will be thinking of you and sending positive vibes.

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Geri Lambrecht
20 months ago

We are so pleased to see Holden will be getting his surgery thanks to all your friends and family! Holden is indeed a very special dogman and deserves the very best life has to offer. Love you Holden.

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Raised by 92 people in 20 months
Created March 1, 2017
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vicki fortune
12 months ago

Hi Ms.Kathryn I saw your story about Holden and I want to help. I hope you get enough money to reach your goal! It's from Angelique.

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Anonymous
19 months ago
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20 months ago
Matt Pickler
20 months ago

Such a cutie with that little foot bandage. Hope he's feeling better!

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Geri Lambrecht
20 months ago

We all love you Holden!! Will be thinking of you and sending positive vibes.

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Geri Lambrecht
20 months ago

We are so pleased to see Holden will be getting his surgery thanks to all your friends and family! Holden is indeed a very special dogman and deserves the very best life has to offer. Love you Holden.

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