Many of you followed my saga with Clide and his battle with oral cancer in 2012 and 2013. I sadly lost my sweet Clide in March of this year - many of you know that as well.
One of the things I was grateful for daily (and I was grateful for a lot fo things) was that I had the financial means to get Clide the very best treatment to try to rid him of his horrible cancer. When I first met with the oncologist, I told him I wanted to "leave it all on the field" where Clide's treatment was concerned, always provided he was ok and had a good quality of life. I didn't win the battle with Clide's cancer - but I knew that we gave it everything possible.
There is a sweet kitty, Twinkle. She is very loved by her people. They describe her as their "child" - and I know what that means and how it feels. They love Twinkle as much as I love Clide. Twinkle has a mass over her right eye. She needs surgery to remove the mass. The surgery is estimated at about $2,400. The family has $1,000 on their own. They're saving every penny they can to try to get the remaining $1,400, but it's hard and they're not likely to make it in time on their own. They don't love Twinkle any less than I love Clide or any of my cats - they just aren't in a position to pay for this potentially life saving surgery on their own. They need help.
I'm asking my friends to help. I have over 1200 Facebook friends. If just 10% of my friends gave $15 each right here and right now, Twinkle can go for her surgery. There are no guarantees, of course. She may not make it despite our best efforts. But I want to help this family know what I knew with Clide: that I did everything I possibly could, no matter what happened. I want to give them that peace.
And maybe - just maybe - we can give Twinkle her own little miracle.
Please email me with additional questions. I can provide the veterinary estimate if you need to see it, but to protect Twinkle's family's privacy, I don't want to put it out there for the world to see. I will absolutely keep all donors apprised of Twinkle's status, no matter what the outcome.
Thank you in advance for considering.