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2020 CHANGES ARE NOTOPTIONAL
Being asked what I thought the overall theme or life lesson 2020 brought in. I would definitely concur with many others I have spoken to “Loss, grief and starting anew”. At least that was my lesson this year.
Starting with my father he was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer at the end of 2019. He fought really hard all year, even reaching his goal of seeing his 80th Birthday. But the Whipple Surgery proved to be way to intrusive and painful. He passed away November 22, 2020. Thank you Dad for showing how to care and nurture our furry companions. Your love and devotion inspired me to delve deeper into Animal care, which led to volunteering, which led to the gift of friendship & companionship I got the opportunity to discover with Lilybean.
I’ll never forget that day 7 years ago when we met. It was the day before 4th of July. As soon I opened the doors to the back of the clinic I heard this god awful howling, kid you not! and I’m like oh my gosh what is that noise? The search was on to address that eardrum bursting racket maker.I searched and searched . What I finally found was hard to believe at first. In a kennel for the small newbies was the cutest little mess I ever did see. And right then right there I lost my heart. I like to think she lost hers too. She became my constant companion, always right there for me, no matter what. And my mind is having a hard time reconciling her not being there now. My heart hurts and I miss her more everyday. My days are dark and heavy. The loss bringing me to my knees at times. And I don’t want to go on. But I know I must. Which brings this chapter of my life to you.
This story would not be complete with acknowledging and thanking “Friends of Pets” Best dang non profit support org. In Alaska. Thank you peops for bringing Lily and I together, for always being there for us. And supporting me during this very difficult time of my life. You have no idea how desperatly I needed to know there was someone that understood and believed in me. fell. And there you were. Thank you for also helping to restore my faith in mankind. “FRIENDS OF PETS” has Angels in its employ.
So In REMEMBERANCE OF LILYBEAN and HONOR MY DAD for his love of animals. I chosen to devote the next many,many years of my life to the care of animals in need. Starting with my first mission.
ANIMAL CARE MANUEL ANTONIO IN COSTA RICA.
Finding my muse-
Running full speed Ahead I failed to research all the cost involved in volunteering and I dived in.......leaving me halfway to my dream. Healing myself and my life through the healing of others. Starting with the humblest. Ive volunteered to help heal some of the most abused and abandoned domestic companions of our time for 3 weeks in the Clinic and I week on the trail in February. I believe my Lilybean would have been supportive of this choice. Who knows maybe my father too. I will be sharing every step. Look for up dates
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