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Save Strummer, the world's tiniest vegan pup!

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Organizer: Melisser Elliott Beneficiary: Strummer & Melisser

Strummer, a 2lb chihuahua, needs surgery to remove a cancerous tumor on her chest. Donate to help save this tiny pup and win awesome prizes!

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My Little Babe
I rescued Strummer, a 2lb chihuahua, from the streets of San Francisco 5 years ago and she has been my best friend ever since. From America to Europe, we've been side by side, faithful friends to the end.

Life Changes So Quickly
Recently, I
had to take Strummer to the veterinarian after finding a lump on her chest. We hoped for the best, but after doing a biopsy on the tumor, I found out my darling Strummer has cancer.

After seeing an oncologist, they determined they were unable to operate to remove the tumor, as she is so small. Thankfully, after a week of treatment, the tumor has been reduced and she will be able to be operated on Wednesday, August 7th. If all goes well, the surgery will remove the cancer from her body and she will have a clean bill of health.

So, now what?
Treatment is going to be in the $3k range, which is beyond my means. I hate to beg for money, so instead, each $5 donation will be an entry to win some AMAZING prizes!

What Can I Win? (OMG, REALLY?!)

  • A 3 month Vegan Cuts Snackbox subscription *or* a 3 month Vegan Cuts Beauty Box subscription
  • The NEW Bake & Destroy cookbook + a Bake and Destroy T-Shirt
  • An Obsessive Confection Disorder Gift Box ($100 Value!)
  • A tasty Chicago Vegan Foods prize pack
  • A selection of books by Joni Marie Newman
  • The 1st 2 issues of cruelty free publication Laika Magazine
  • Stitch'd Ink Cross Stitch Kits by Miss City Down
  • A selection of HAIR FIX hair and bodycare products
  • Knit goodies from Sailor Mouth Handmade
  • Pet Treats made by My Sweet vegan author, Hannah Kaminsky
  • Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary by Maya Gottfried
  • A Pansy Maiden cruelty-free Bag
  • Nutritional Pet Consulting (via Skype, phone, or email) by Elisabeth Redman
  • A signed copy of The Vegan Girl's Guide to Life; which features a Strummer drawing inside and on the back, hehe!
  • A 6 pack of Sweet and Sara Rice Crispy Treats (just added!)
  • A Vaute Couture Sweatshirt (just added!)
  • An Enjoy KALE or Special KALE shirt from The Engine 2 Diet (just added!)
  • Vegan Pizza cookbook by Julie Hasson + her gluten free baking mixes (just added!)
  • A One Year Subscription to Big Fat Vegan Radio- a $250 Value (just added!)

More prizes and more details on the prizes are coming, so stay tuned!

I will be numbering each donation ($5 = 1 entry / $25 = 5 entries / etc.) and on Friday, August 16th, I will announce the winners.

ANY FUNDS RAISED BEYOND THE COST OF TREATMENT WILL BE DONATED TO AN ANIMAL SANCTUARY, tbd.

The Little Patient
Strummer is being so strong and sweet, as usual. She hasn't been slowed down by treatment thus far and I'm hoping for a speedy recovery, so she can keep licking faces and breaking hearts all over the world!

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Updates

Updates

09/12/2013
by Melisser Elliott

Oh my word, has it been a month since Strummer had surgery already?! Things have been crazy around here, but the best part is Strummer is doing AMAZINGLY!

My little babe is back to normal; running, playing, dancing, and making friends wherever she goes. The biopsy showed that all the cancer has been removed! Due to the small margin of the tumor removal, due to her size, there's a 30% chance the tumor will return.. but HEY, she is fabulous now and I'll just continue to monitor her.

I cannot thank everyone enough for making this happen. You all saved my best friend's life and I am forever grateful.

NOW, the prizes! It has been a bit awkward logistically getting everyone's entries straight and properly numbered. That being said, here are the winners (besides the #1 winner, Strummer):

  • A 3 month Vegan Cuts Snackbox subscription - Theresa Sarzynski
  • A 3 month Vegan Cuts Beauty Box subscription -  neyshamelissa
  • The NEW Bake & Destroy cookbook + a Bake and Destroy T-Shirt - Erinwiko
  • An Obsessive Confection Disorder Gift Box -Carlo & Carmella
  • A tasty Chicago Vegan Foods prize pack - Tiffanie J.
  • A selection of books by Joni Marie Newman - Yurko/Hosegood family
  • The 1st 2 issues of cruelty free publication Laika Magazine - Polly Walter
  • Stitch'd Ink Cross Stitch Kits by Miss City Down -Rudy's Roundup
  • A selection of HAIR FIX hair and bodycare products -Liz (veganffoodrocks)
  • Knit goodies from Sailor Mouth Handmade - Candy Chase
  • Pet Treats made by My Sweet vegan author, Hannah Kaminsky -Thom & Amber Mazzacano Richards
  • Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary by Maya Gottfried -celyn
  • A Pansy Maiden cruelty-free Bag - Amy Rebecca
  • Nutritional Pet Consulting (via Skype, phone, or email) by Elisabeth Redman -*~jacinda~*
  • A signed copy of The Vegan Girl's Guide to Life- Natacha C.
  • A 6 pack of Sweet and Sara Rice Crispy Treats -Lacey Seaton
  • A Vaute Couture Sweatshirt -Big Love Animal Sanctuary
  • An Enjoy KALE or Special KALE shirt from The Engine 2 DietJessi + Dan
  • Vegan Pizza cookbook by Julie Hasson + her gluten free baking mixes - Jena G
  • A One Year Subscription to Big Fat Vegan Radio- a $250 Value -KAREN WEZA

Please email me (melisser AT gmail.com) with your address and prize, if you are a winner. I will send your name to the company, so they can get the prizes out! Hey, let your friends know if you see them on this list too!
THANK YOU ALL! It takes strength to be gentle and kind..
Melisser and Strummer
  • A 3 month Vegan Cuts Snackbox subscription *or* a 3 month Vegan Cuts Beauty Box subscription
  • The NEW Bake & Destroy cookbook + a Bake and Destroy T-Shirt
  • An Obsessive Confection Disorder Gift Box ($100 Value!)
  • A tasty Chicago Vegan Foods prize pack
  • A selection of books by Joni Marie Newman
  • The 1st 2 issues of cruelty free publication Laika Magazine
  • Stitch'd Ink Cross Stitch Kits by Miss City Down
  • A selection of HAIR FIX hair and bodycare products
  • Knit goodies from Sailor Mouth Handmade
  • Pet Treats made by My Sweet vegan author, Hannah Kaminsky
  • Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary by Maya Gottfried
  • A Pansy Maiden cruelty-free Bag
  • Nutritional Pet Consulting (via Skype, phone, or email) by Elisabeth Redman
  • A signed copy of The Vegan Girl's Guide to Life; which features a Strummer drawing inside and on the back, hehe!
  • A 6 pack of Sweet and Sara Rice Crispy Treats (just added!)
  • A Vaute Couture Sweatshirt (just added!)
  • An Enjoy KALE or Special KALE shirt from The Engine 2 Diet (just added!)
  • Vegan Pizza cookbook by Julie Hasson + her gluten free baking mixes (just added!)
  • A One Year Subscription to Big Fat Vegan Radio- a $250 Value (just added!)
- See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/pet-expenses/save-strummer-the-world-s-tiniest-vegan-pup-/76460#sthash.W2M65EAK.dpuf

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08/16/2013
by Melisser Elliott
Hello again! It's the last day of the fundraiser and all I can say is THANK YOU!

Strummer is doing very well. She will have her stitches out on Monday, as they're healing up, as expected. The oncologist says they were able to remove all of the tumor in surgery, I'm very thankful for that. Due to her tiny size and the small margin around the tumor that was removed, Strummer will have to be monitored, as there's a 30% chance it will return. That being said, I AM SO THRILLED the cancer is gone, she is in amazing spirits, and everything is healing properly!

Thanks again to everyone who contributed money and prizes to help the love of my life. My sincerest thanks and gratitude to you all!

Don't forget our amazing prize donors: Vegan Cuts, Bake and Destroy, Obsessive Confection Disorder, Joni Marie Newman, Chicago Vegan Foods, Laika Magazine, Miss City Down, Hair Fix, Sailor Mouth Handmade, Hannah Kaminsky, Maya Gottfried, Pansy Maiden, Elisabeth Redman, Sweet & Sara, Vaute Couture, Engine 2 Diet, Julie Hasson, and Big Fat Vegan Radio!

Go show these talented companies and authors love- 'LIKE' them on Facebook, purchase their wares, tweet at them- show them the love you have shown Strummer!

I will be announcing the winners of the amazing prizes on Monday, so be on the lookout!

XOXO,
Melisser and Strummer
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08/09/2013
by Melisser Elliott

Strummer's surgery was a success!
Strummer has been sleeping a lot, but is already up and walking around, eating, and even going on half block walks. She's such an amazing little one!

I'm so thrilled that my little one was saved by a community of generous people AND that there should be additional funds to help more animals in need. Thank you all for your donations!

XOXO,
Melisser & Strummer


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08/06/2013
by Melisser Elliott
WE DID IT! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!

Our little patient goes in to surgery tomorrow morning and the fact that a community of amazing people have rallied to make sure her operation is funded gives me so much hope and joy. Strummer is a tough little bear and I have faith that she will come out healthy and recover in no time.

In under 48 hours, we raised $3,000 for her treatment. Isn't that AMAZING? I am still accepting donations to donate to an animal charity once Strummer has been diagnosed with a clean bill of health!
  • A 3 month Vegan Cuts Snackbox subscription *or* a 3 month Vegan Cuts Beauty Box subscription
  • The NEW Bake & Destroy cookbook + a Bake and Destroy T-Shirt
  • An Obsessive Confection Disorder Gift Box ($100 Value!)
  • A tasty Chicago Vegan Foods prize pack
  • A selection of books by Joni Marie Newman
  • The 1st 2 issues of cruelty free publication Laika Magazine
  • Stitch'd Ink Cross Stitch Kits by Miss City Down
  • A selection of HAIR FIX hair and bodycare products
  • Knit goodies from Sailor Mouth Handmade
  • Pet Treats made by My Sweet vegan author, Hannah Kaminsky
  • Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary by Maya Gottfried
  • A Pansy Maiden cruelty-free Bag
  • Nutritional Pet Consulting (via Skype, phone, or email) by Elisabeth Redman
  • A signed copy of The Vegan Girl's Guide to Life; which features a Strummer drawing inside and on the back, hehe!
  • A 6 pack of Sweet and Sara Rice Crispy Treats (just added!)
  • A Vaute Couture Sweatshirt (just added!)
  • An Enjoy KALE or Special KALE shirt from The Engine 2 Diet (just added!)
  • Vegan Pizza cookbook by Julie Hasson + her gluten free baking mixes (just added!)
  • A One Year Subscription to Big Fat Vegan Radio- a $250 Value (just added!)
- See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/pet-expenses/save-strummer-the-world-s-tiniest-vegan-pup-/76460#sthash.MLvVxxDO.dpuf

I have to thank each and every one of you! Also, can you believe the prizes you can win?

MY THANKS AND GRATITUDE TO: Vegan Cuts, Bake and Destroy, Obsessive Confection Disorder, Joni Marie Newman, Chicago Vegan Foods, Laika Magazine, Miss City Down, Hair Fix, Sailor Mouth Handmade, Hannah Kaminsky, Maya Gottfried, Pansy Maiden, Elisabeth Redman, Sweet & Sara, Vaute Couture, Engine 2 Diet, Julie Hasson, and Big Fat Vegan Radio!

Go show these talented companies and authors love- 'LIKE' them on Facebook, purchase their wares, tweet at them- show them the love you have shown Strummer!

  • A 3 month Vegan Cuts Snackbox subscription *or* a 3 month Vegan Cuts Beauty Box subscription
  • The NEW Bake & Destroy cookbook + a Bake and Destroy T-Shirt
  • An Obsessive Confection Disorder Gift Box ($100 Value!)
  • A tasty Chicago Vegan Foods prize pack
  • A selection of books by Joni Marie Newman
  • The 1st 2 issues of cruelty free publication Laika Magazine
  • Stitch'd Ink Cross Stitch Kits by Miss City Down
  • A selection of HAIR FIX hair and bodycare products
  • Knit goodies from Sailor Mouth Handmade
  • Pet Treats made by My Sweet vegan author, Hannah Kaminsky
  • Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary by Maya Gottfried
  • A Pansy Maiden cruelty-free Bag
  • Nutritional Pet Consulting (via Skype, phone, or email) by Elisabeth Redman
  • A signed copy of The Vegan Girl's Guide to Life; which features a Strummer drawing inside and on the back, hehe!
  • A 6 pack of Sweet and Sara Rice Crispy Treats (just added!)
  • A Vaute Couture Sweatshirt (just added!)
  • An Enjoy KALE or Special KALE shirt from The Engine 2 Diet (just added!)
  • Vegan Pizza cookbook by Julie Hasson + her gluten free baking mixes (just added!)
  • A One Year Subscription to Big Fat Vegan Radio- a $250 Value (just added!)
- See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/pet-expenses/save-strummer-the-world-s-tiniest-vegan-pup-/76460#sthash.MLvVxxDO.dpufBake and Destroy, Obsessive Confection Disorder, Chicago Vegan Foods, Joni Marie Newman,
  • A 3 month Vegan Cuts Snackbox subscription *or* a 3 month Vegan Cuts Beauty Box subscription
  • The NEW Bake & Destroy cookbook + a Bake and Destroy T-Shirt
  • An Obsessive Confection Disorder Gift Box ($100 Value!)
  • A tasty Chicago Vegan Foods prize pack
  • A selection of books by Joni Marie Newman
  • The 1st 2 issues of cruelty free publication Laika Magazine
  • Stitch'd Ink Cross Stitch Kits by Miss City Down
  • A selection of HAIR FIX hair and bodycare products
  • Knit goodies from Sailor Mouth Handmade
  • Pet Treats made by My Sweet vegan author, Hannah Kaminsky
  • Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary by Maya Gottfried
  • A Pansy Maiden cruelty-free Bag
  • Nutritional Pet Consulting (via Skype, phone, or email) by Elisabeth Redman
  • A signed copy of The Vegan Girl's Guide to Life; which features a Strummer drawing inside and on the back, hehe!
  • A 6 pack of Sweet and Sara Rice Crispy Treats (just added!)
  • A Vaute Couture Sweatshirt (just added!)
  • An Enjoy KALE or Special KALE shirt from The Engine 2 Diet (just added!)
  • Vegan Pizza cookbook by Julie Hasson + her gluten free baking mixes (just added!)
  • A One Year Subscription to Big Fat Vegan Radio- a $250 Value (just added!)
- See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/pet-expenses/save-strummer-the-world-s-tiniest-vegan-pup-/76460#sthash.MLvVxxDO.dpuf
It takes strength to be gentle and kind,
Melisser
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