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Give Now to Fight a Lung Disease Killing Westies

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Raised by 182 people in 3 months
Created July 30, 2018
PK
PJ Kessler
on behalf of Westie Foundation of America, INC
PLEASE HELP US STOP THE SUFFERING AND FIGHT WESTIE LUNG DISEASE!

WESTIE FRIENDS AND WESTIE OWNERS! MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND DONATE TODAY!
Protect Your Westies Life Now
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Westies can live well into their teens but many are afflicted by a progressive, fatal disease called Pulmonary Fibrosis or Westie Lung Disease.(WLD/PF).

A cure does not exist today but an extremely promising study is being planned and will begin as soon as the necessary funds are raised. HELP US NOW RAISE THE NECESSARY FUNDS FUND THE STUDY THAT COULD BE THE CURE!

Basically, the disease involves Westie lung tissue becoming severely scarred over time, forcing their heart to work harder and harder to pump the needed oxygen into their lungs.

This can happen to your Westie too. HELP US NOW RAISE THE NECESSARY FUNDS FUND THE STUDY THAT COULD BE THE CURE!

If a Westie lives long enough with this Westie lung disease, they end up with pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the heart) and they will likely either pass of heart-related problems or need to be put down once they get to the point of no longer being able to breathe comfortably.

The best owners can do right now is to try to slow the disease progression with treatment and keep them as comfortable as possible until no more can be done to end their suffering. It's a horrible disease to watch your adored Westie endure!  But thank goodness a cure might be available in a drug that is already on the market!

HELP US NOW RAISE THE NECESSARY FUNDS FUND THE STUDY THAT COULD BE THE CURE!


The Westie Foundation of America has gathered experts together study this killer disease since 2014 and is now gathering experts together to further research a promising drug used to treat thyroid disease in humans today, so it is already on the market, already approved by the FDA. First studied in mice by the Yale group, this drug was found to stop the progression of the fibrosis/lung scarring and actually reverse it in some cases. So westie owners are extremely optimistic the same results will be seen in westies. This could also lead to important learnings for humans suffering from the disease as well!

NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL! 

And if you or someone you know has a westie currently suffering from this fatal disease, please consider joining or recommending the Westie Lung Disease Facebook group.  for support and assistance. The group has nearly 1700 westie owner members within that share their experiences and the latest information known to help manage the quality of life of westies battling this fatal disease.

Thank you in advance for your support!
PJ Kessler 

Creator of the Westie Lung Disease Support group: westielungdisease.net

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Be sure to keep sharing our gofundme page as we want $30,000 goal by Dec 31st, 2018.

50 days to raise less than $21,000, we can do this! Just 830 $25 Donations puts us over the top!
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$10,150 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 182 people in 3 months
Created July 30, 2018
PK
PJ Kessler
on behalf of Westie Foundation of America, INC
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