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tsikalis

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  1. We have been able to raise $840 for Obbie! Thanks to everyone that took the time to read about Obbie and help out!
  2. PEARL MCGEE - Lymphoma

    Pearl's fundraising campaign has come to an end at the Magic Bullet Fund. We have raised $2055.00! Thanks to everyone that helped!
  3. Bruiser's fundraising campaign has come to an end at the Magic Bullet Fund. Thanks again to everyone that helped!
  4. We have raised $1,895.00 for Bruiser! Thanks everyone for your help!
  5. Donations so far for Obbie. Click to enlarge. Obbie needs lots of help! Please take a look.
  6. Obbie is a beautiful Border Collie/Chow mix that needs our help. She has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma (plasma cell) cancer. The Magic Bullet Fund has been raising money for Obbie, but she still needs help. Please visit the Magic Bullet Fund's website to make a donation. You can go directly to the Obbie's donation page using the "donate for this dog" button below. Remember that 100% of all donations go to the treatments of the dogs. Members, please type IMOM into the “instructions for seller” (or recipient) box during the donations. http://www.themagicbulletfund.org/ Below is Obbie's story written by her mommy Barbara Watson of Winooski, VT. Obbie came into my life nine years ago when I adopted her from a wonderful rescue group. She's a very independent spirit and has been an inspiration to me when I've had some rough bumps in the road. Especially when I was told that I needed to apply for disability because I could no longer work. The worst thing was when Obbie became sick for the first time in her life. She was diagnosed with cancer. Of course being Obbie, she couldn't have lymphoma or a tumor. It's Multiple Myeloma (plasma cell) cancer, which is very uncommon for a dog to get! I was devastated when I got this news. My first thought was, “I don't know how I'm going to pay for the medicine that will help her, but I can't NOT do everything possible for her. I have to find a way to provide her with the quality of care she deserves.” I'm on a limited income, so without financial assistance I will not be able to afford the very expensive drug that helps with Obbie's type of cancer. I searched for anyone who could help us, with assistance for Obbie’s her medical bills. And I found out about the Magic Bullet Fund online and applied for assistance. I sincerely appreciate that the fund is going to help us, and I will greatly appreciate any help we get to give Obbie the care she deserves. Thank you to everyone for your support and assistance, from the bottom of our hearts.
  7. Harvey is a 6 year old Doberman Pinscher and has bee with the Magic Bullet Fund for some time. This lovely dog needs our help and we hope you can consider helping out. Midnight needs chemotherapy to survive as she has an aggressive lymphoma. Please visit the Magic Bullet Fund's website to make a donation. You can go directly to the Midnight's donation page using the "donate for this dog" button below. Remember that 100% of all donations go to the treatments of the dogs. Members, please type IMOM into the “instructions for seller” (or recipient) box during the donations. http://www.themagicbulletfund.org/ Below is Midnight's story written by her father Glenn Browning of Clearwater, FL. Hi my name is Midnight, Missy for short. I was diagnosed with a high grade lymphoma on July 24th. I really wasn’t feeling that bad, I had a little cough and a lump on my neck, but my daddy got worried and took me to the doctor. The doctor said I need something called CHOP, I’ve heard people call it chemotherapy. He said that without this treatment I would only have about 2 months to live. When the vet told my daddy he started crying because he knew he couldn't afford my medicine. You see, my daddy was a canine security guard and he got shot, so now he is on disability. My vet told my daddy about all the wonderful people at the Magic Bullet Fund that they might be able to help us raise the funds for the cost of my treatment. My daddy keeps telling me how much he loves me and that everything is going to be okay. He says that a lot of people love me too and that they’re going to help make me better. I know he worries, even more since my mommy passed away a few years ago. He keeps telling me that I'm all he has left in this world. I'm just not ready to cross the Rainbow Bridge yet. I still have a lot of lizards to chase, long walks to take and kisses to give. So I’m not giving up! This little girl is ready for a fight. Won't you please help me? Thank you for reading my story and for helping me if you can. And one more thing, please don't forget that prayers help too!
  8. Donations so far for Bruiser: Click to enlarge.
  9. Donations so far for Bear. Click to enlarge.
  10. Bruiser is a wonderful pit bull that needs help with his chemo treatments for lymphoma found on his neck. He has been in the Magic Bullet Fund for some time but still needs help raising funds for his treatments. Please help Bruiser with a donation to the Magic Bullet Fund. You can go directly to the Bruiser's donation page using the "donate for this dog" button below. Remember that 100% of all donations go to the treatments of the dogs. Members, please type IMOM into the “instructions for seller” (or recipient) box during the donations. http://www.themagicbulletfund.org/ Below is Bruiser's story written by his parents, Carl and Danielle Hofmann, of Dover PA. Hi, my name is Bruiser Hofmann. My vet told my mommy and daddy that I have cancer, Lymphoma to be exact. My family is very sad but they want me to fight. I’m ready to fight, I’m a tough boy! I love my family and I love life but we need help with my chemotherapy treatments. A couple weeks ago, mommy was scratching my neck, which feels so good it makes me smile, and found 2 lumps. She told daddy and we went to the vet a few days later, on July 8. On July 17, 2014, it was confirmed through biopsy that I have Lymphoma. We were scared because we do not have the money for treatment but I’m so young and strong. The oncologist said I only need 12 weeks of chemo but it’s still really expensive. My parents cannot afford it without help from this wonderful foundation and caring people who want to help. My dad found Magic Bullet by doing a Google search for associations that help with canine cancer. He liked what he saw and decided to apply, knowing I cannot have treatment without help. My mom had back surgery last year and didn’t work for almost a year. Dad was in a car accident 2 years ago and has had 2 surgeries because of that. It’s been hard and bills pile up. The wonderful people at Magic Bullet Fund offered to help and we are eternally grateful for that. Please help me fight this. Donations are our only hope and we will all be forever thankful for any help given. Your generosity will never be forgotten. Thank you for reading my story.
  11. Bear is in the Magic Bullet Fund and needs additional help. Please help Bear with a donation. You can read about Bear and see the fundraising drive at the link below. I have also included a direct link to donate to Bear's treatment. 100% of the donation goes to Bear! Members, please type IMOM into the “instructions for seller” (or recipient) box during the donations. www.themagicbulletfund.org Below is also Bear's story written by his family. Hi! My name is Bear and I could really use your help. Until recently, I was a fun-loving, happy-go-lucky black lab without a care in the world. Then I had a tumor removed from my mouth and it turned out to be a malignant cancer called oral melanoma. There were a lot of tests to see if it had spread to my lungs and lymph nodes. Fortunately, it has not. My family is the best family a dog could ever have and they are all very worried and sad about me. They have been feeding me special homemade food with lots of nutrients and supplements to help make me strong to fight this disease. I need to have a special vaccine treatment, called the DNA vaccine for oral melanoma. It will help my immune system fight the cancer cells. With this vaccine I could live another two years or longer. The vaccine is expensive and my family is having financial difficulties right now. I won’t be able to have the treatment unless we receive donations. The kind and caring people at the Magic Bullet Fund have offered to help me raise the funds we’ll need to pay for the treatment, and they provided a gift into our campaign to get it started. I love going for walks, the beach and dog parks with them. Most of all, I want to spend more time with them so that they can rub my ears and belly and make me feel so good. I want to be with my family for as long as possible. Please help me to have a few more years with my family. I will be so grateful to anyone who can donate towards my treatment, and I know they will too!
  12. Pearl is in the Magic Bullet Fund and needs additional help. Please help Pearl with a donation. You can read about Pearl and see the fundraising drive at the Magic Bullet Fund's website with the link below. I have also included a direct link to donate to Pearl's treatment. 100% of the donation goes to Pearl! Members, please type IMOM into the “instructions for seller” (or recipient) box during the donations. www.themagicbulletfund.org Below is also Pearl's story written by her mommy. My girl Pearl was diagnosed with lymphoma on the 13th of June 2014. She was so sick that I was going to put her down, but our vet referred us to a Veterinary Oncologist in Glendale, AZ and then I decided that I had to try to fight for Pearl. She had one chemo shot, and the next week she had three chemo pills. Pearl has gone into partial remission but already but I cannot afford to continue her treatments. I have changed Pearl’s diet. She no longer eats dog food, she eats a human diet now. My 7-year-old Chocolate Lab Rusty does also, who has seizures but has had no seizures at all since the diet change. There is a big difference for the better in both dogs. Their coats look gorgeous! I am a widow since August, 2013. Alzheimer's disease took my husband and my income is cut more than half since his death. I just cannot afford to pay the chemo bills but I charged the bills for the first 2 treatments. I get a 5% “widow`s military discount” from Pearl`s Oncologist because my husband was in the Navy and was a 100% Disabled Veteran. He was in the Korean War and a War Hero. I am asking everyone who reads this to please help me pay Pearl`s chemo bills to restore her “healthy life” back to her. Please help me and Pearl. We will be so grateful for you gracious help. You will be saving a beautiful life that is so young.