US$275.00raised of $7,950.00 goal goal
Less than 1 month ago Maggie our 10 year old Border Collie mix was diagnosed with malignant carcinoma in her nasal cavity which surgery is not option. What was just supposed to be a routine visit to the Vet for what seemed like a cold or allergies due to sneezing turned into the need for an emergency biopsy followed by a week on pins and needles until the call came with the word no pet owner or family member wants to ever hear... Cancer. Maggie has since been seen and evaluated by specialists in downstate New York near the Connecticut border which is a 2 and 1/2 hour car ride one way. Maggie at least loves her car rides! Going to visit family/friends events and activities... even animal advocacy and Bark4Life!
Maggie was saved from death row in June of 2012 from the Irving Animal Shelter (Texas) where and amazing foster and rescue pulled her until she could be cleared and transported on her Freedom Ride to upstate NY. Not long after arrival she began attending and acing her Canine Good Citizen classes and is a registered visitor at the nursing home where her "Grandmother", "Aunt" and many friends would look forward to seeing her each week. When Covid shut things down we did window visits for short time allotted. Maggie lives with her 2 favorite humans and 4 cats one of which adopted her as his "Mama/ Big Sister". Bailey was 4 weeks old when I found him at a Mobile gas station in Albany, NY and from that moment this cat just loves his Maggie and would simply be lost without her. So would I as she is my constant companion and is a great traveler on road trips... she's been as far south as Beaufort, SC and east Newburyport, MA plus many of places in between. She truly is my velcro dog-- where I go, she goes and dealing with my own medical issues she has been such a stable and comforting presence each day.
Maggie is now on a daily/monthly supplement regime which alone is approximately $400. We have already seen a gradual improvement in her energy, appetite and the desire to go for car rides a bit more. The treatment plan and goal is to start with a 3 day treatment of IVC Vitamin C Therapy as this is more holistic, less painful and non-toxic treatment option. This method will help by treating the whole body as has had positive results with dogs fighting cancer. We will need to be down there for at least a 3 day stay per treatment round as the treatment will last 7-8 hours a day. It is expected. anticipated and we are preparing for this treatment to be done 3 times over the next several months. The funds we are raising will help cover the treatment which approximately $2000 per 3 days, pet friendly hotel lodging, food for Maggie and I plus fuel, tolls and help with Maggie's monthly supplement regime. Maggie's first round will be just a little over 2 weeks from today on November 23, 24 and 25th.
Our saying goes.." Everybody Loves Maggie" and I could not imagine life without her. It just breaks my heart to think of the alterative and not having her here would just be devastating to me, her family and friends who love and are so delighted to see, give treats, pets and high fives to her especially at the nursing home. She is in great spirits, takes her supplements with and without meals and each day truly is a blessing. Any amount you can help out with would be greatly appreciated. I have never started a fundraising campaign but have also never needed help for something as critical and meaningful as giving Maggie the chance and opportunity to keep living her best life! WE Just Love our Ms. Maggie and she has the will, fight and desire to keep fighting... and so we shall!
Thank you for reading and for your support of Maggie!!
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