Emotional Support Animal (Bird) For Sherry

For: Sherry Matthis
San Antonio, TX
Organizer: Victoria Bourque
Emotional Support Animal (Bird) For Sherry (Sherry Matthis)
of $300 goal
93% Complete
Raised by 16 donors

The Story

Pictured You Will See My Mother, Sherry, and her Mothers Day 2017 gift from me. A beautiful Dusky Conure, whom she named Gypsy. 

My mom is an AMAZING SOUL with many health issues that keeps her pretty stationary. She doesn't get out of the house much due to her disables and sits in her chair most of the day to keep her feet up to prevent swelling from lack of circulation/diabetes. 

My husband and I purchased Gypsy for my mother as a way to help pull her out of some depression. AND IT WORKED! This cute little bird gave her life, a purpose, something for JUST HER! She cared for Gypsy daily, talked to her, played with her, etc. This small exotic animal had become my mothers companion; her EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL! Gypsy gave my mom a bright glow again, she was her baby; for only 8 short weeks. 

Sadly, Gypsy suddenly died on June 1, 2017! I felt horrible, what brought my mom so much new light put her right back into darkness. Gypsy cost about $300, i was NOT expecting for her to pass away so soon. After an emergency vet visit, we learned that we were seemingly sold a sick bird. It makes me sad because when I purchased Gypsy the owner knew it was for my disabled sick mother, to pull her out of this depression. The Vet seems to think that the bird had tumor or organ failure! Gypsy was very thin, as if she had not eaten for days, yet she actually over ate. The vet seems to think that the food she was eating went straight to her illness and not enough nutrients left for Gypsy to survive on. The person who sold me the bird will not refund my money & blamed us. 

My mother, being on a fixed income, can not afford another companion. She just spend un-expected vet money and money to have a proper cremation for Gypsy. 

I want to surprise her with another bird! This bird, which looks much like the bird photoed, will cost me another $300! I have done full research and found a baby for her, from a local man who knows exactly what has happened to us and is offering a 6-12 month warranty on his bird (which is unheard of). The funds are not FULLY THERE, but i can make some of it appear some how! This is why i am asking for your help. The SMALLEST donation can go such a FAR WAY when trying to get my mother a new Emotional Support Bird! I don't want to see her fall into another deep depression. 

Thank You All Very Much

**Depression Is Very Serious, A Support Animal Can Go A Far Way**

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