Help Keolu Beat Cancer

Fundraising campaign by Kazuki Noseda
  • US$6,000.00
    raised of $6,500.00 goal
92% Funded
14 Donors

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Keolu, my 6-year-old Shiba dog, was diagnosed with a cancer. He just had a CT scan and the veterinarian said that in addition to the large mast cell tumor that we first found on his hip, he has a second tumor near his sacrum. Both are operable and in the next few weeks he will have surgery. He has now started with steroid treatment and after surgery, he will have chemotherapy.

Keolu has been my constant companion since he was an adorable puppy. We even share and celebrate a birthday together. He has a younger sister named Ippo who is healthy and is protective of him. Both love their long walks and even longer naps. And they both know words and commands in Japanese and English. And just like most Shibas, Keolu can be stubborn especially when out for a walk - deciding where he wants to go.

With COVID-19 and the loss of tourism in Japan, my main source of income as a professional tour guide has essentially stopped. I am still able to work at my second job, but Keolu’s medical expenses come at an unfortunate time. I appreciate anyone who is able to contribute and help offset his test and treatment costs. And both Keolu and Ippo appreciate your help too.

My goal for his fundraiser is to help with his test, surgery and chemotherapy costs. After the treatment needs are better defined, I might need to raise the goal to help cover future testing and treatment. And I’ll keep everyone updated with his progress.

Thank you all for your generosity. -Kazu & Keolu

Fundraising Team

  • Kazuki Noseda
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  • Campaign Owner

Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 14, 2020
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  • Colleen Brennan
  • Donated on Sep 22, 2020
  • Dear Keolu, Please save all your energy so you can GO HOME SOON! You know all of your friends + Dad and sister miss you terribly!!! You are such a good boy. Be Safe, Colleen

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  • Alex and Zach Mother Fucking Knowles
  • Donated on Sep 22, 2020
$100.00
Oct 14

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Update posted by David Polifko at 08:02 pm

I want to sincerely thank everyone who so generously donated to Keolu’s surgery and treatment expenses. It was well over a month ago our veterinarian diagnosed his cancer and treatment began. After a successful surgery removed his two tumors, Keolu’s enthusiasm and energy made his incision heal slower than we. . . . .

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Oct 01

Keolu is Back Home :)

Update posted by David Polifko at 07:41 pm

Yesterday Keolu came back from the animal hospital and he is happy to be back home to relax and recover. His surgical wound is still healing and needs a bit of daily care and he has to stay mostly inside (no long walks for a while). He also needs to. . . . .

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Sep 21

Just a Little Longer

Update posted by David Polifko at 07:34 pm

Keolu was supposed to come home tomorrow. But since he's such an active guy (he loves to move and jump up) some of his sutures tore, exposing the surgery incision and got a small infection. So his stay at the pet hospital will be up to another week until he's. . . . .

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Sep 16

Successful Surgery!

Update posted by David Polifko at 01:40 am

Keolu made it through his surgery today and is now going to rest and be observed for the week ahead at the surgery center. If all goes well, he’ll be able to come home next Tuesday! Once the pathology results are back, the doctor will then decide on the next. . . . .

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Sep 13

Surgery Rescheduled

Update posted by David Polifko at 09:53 pm

Unfortunately, the surgery that was scheduled this past Saturday has been postponed. The doctor who was scheduled to operate had to perform an emergency surgery on another pet. So Keolu will be going back on Tuesday the 15th Sept. But I was able to spend the weekend with Keolu and

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Sep 09

Scheduled for Surgery

Update posted by David Polifko at 07:43 pm

Thank you again to everyone who generously donated to help Keolu so far – it means so much to me. Keolu had an appointment yesterday to see how his medication is helping to shrink the visible tumor. His doctor says it was working well and said he is ready for. . . . .

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Donors & Comments

14 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 14, 2020
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  • Colleen Brennan
  • Donated on Sep 22, 2020
  • Dear Keolu, Please save all your energy so you can GO HOME SOON! You know all of your friends + Dad and sister miss you terribly!!! You are such a good boy. Be Safe, Colleen

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  • Alex and Zach Mother Fucking Knowles
  • Donated on Sep 22, 2020
$100.00
  • Kurt & Glen
  • Donated on Sep 17, 2020
$500.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 16, 2020
  • 給料入ったから追加ね。 これからが大変だと思うけどがんば!

$50.00
  • Colleen Brennan
  • Donated on Sep 15, 2020
  • Dear Kazu, Wishing your best boy, MANY happy times together. He looks so handsome. (So do you!) in the pix you send David. I’m. Concerned, but I am assured that he got great care and is doing quite well post op. I’ve been in your situation so I know it isn’t easy. Best to Keolu and you, I am dog crazy too!!! Colleen

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 09, 2020
  • Wishing you and Keolu all the best. Love, Kevin

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 05, 2020
  • 気持ちばかりですが、がんば!

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 04, 2020
  • I hope all is well very soon dear Kaz

$150.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 04, 2020
$100.00
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US$6,000.00
raised of $6,500.00 goal
92% Funded
14 Donors

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities