Get Misty back on her feet!

Organized by: Cassandra Morrey

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January 15, 2016

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THE STORY:

My Uncle, Brian Stanley's, dog "Misty" has had knee surgery. He is mentally and physically disabled and lives on a fixed income. I handle his money and bills for him including over $350 of his own monthly medical expenses. Which brings him down to just about poverty level. He is able to handle "Misty's" routine expenses. This knee injury is far beyond his means to pay. He has already spent over $700 on x-rays, diagnosis, surgery consultation, medications, and equipment for rehab. There will still be a follow-up visit, $300, at 10 weeks. Putting his share over $1000. It would be fantastic if we could, join together and take care of the cost of her operation for him! PLEASE HELP THEM IF YOU ARE ABLE !

His best friend, emotional support, and exercise motivation are all combined in his Springer Spaniel "Misty". She had completely torn her Cranial Cruciate Ligament (Similar to a human ACL) and torn the meniscus cartilage as well in her left knee. She has had it surgically repaired. She had a TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) surgery November 23, during which the ligament and cartilage were removed. The knee geometry was rebuilt, and she had a couple sebaceous cysts removed the same day. The surgery cost $3750 complete. A bit more than expected, minus $1000 financial aid left the bill at $2750 total.

The surgeon feels that there will not be a need for physical therapy. Barring complications this should be the total cost of surgery, except for transportation, which has been taken care of.  She had the operation at MSPCA Angell Memorial Animal Hospital West. Where they received $1000 of financial aid! THE OUTCOME WAS EXCELLENT! There is still a follow-up appointment, sedated x-rays $300. They will have to have at 10 weeks post surgery to check the healing.

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There was an urgency to the need for having this knee fixed! Thanks to all who've helped get it done, so there is no more delay. The longer time "Misty" spent lame the greater the chance becomes she will injure her "good knee" because it's doing all the extra work supporting the weight for the injured knee. Something like 40% of dogs who have this injury will eventually need the other leg repaired. It's hard, but you can see in the second picture "Misty" is getting a drink, while standing on only three feet! She is already toe touching the repaired leg, a good sign. We're hoping that she will be one of the 6 out of ten whose other leg doesn't give out

NEW PHOTO POSTED (CONE OF SHAME) AND VIDEO COMING VERY SOON!

Uncle Brian suffers from depression anxiety and chronic pain. Having his dog suffering so and unable to accompany him on the daily walks he is prescribed for exercise, is severely aggravating those symptoms. He reports that he's not even walking as far as usual. He's had another fall, aggravating his concusion and physical symptoms. He was even sprayed by a skunk, while walking without his companion! While she provides support and service of a kind, "Misty" is not a true service dog as defined under the law. If she were these expenses would be deductible from his income as a medical expense and that would help make this more affordable. He is investigating this subject more.

"Misty" faces a several month rehabilitation. Uncle Brian is still recovering from a concussion gotten in a fall on the ice last Winter and recently aggravated, by another fall. Thanks to all who've donated so far "Misty" will be well into recovery before Winter really sets in. It wILL be SAFER for both of them as he won't have to be stooping and helping her up and around when it gets really icy out! As we all know, we couldn't be more thankful for the warm Winter so far. It's been very helpul to them!!

Thanks so much to all who can donate. If you can't help financially, would you please share this campaign with your friends, family and social networks. To help us reach as many potential donors as possible.

We have been contacting other local charities for assistance . They are checking into getting the cost of surgery reduced or other sources of financial aid. We'll keep donors updated as we get news.Only one local charity, Kane's Krusade, ended up being any help. We thank them. The best help has come from all of our donors, and we truly appreciate it!

Thank you, Cassandra Morrey, Fund Administrator.

OFFLINE DONATIONS:

Attn. Cassandra Morrey

        400 Main St.

        Greenfield MA 01301

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GOOD LUCK!

 

 

$2,767

 

101% Raised of$2,750 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Jillian and Peter Hensley

    $100

  • Scruffy

    $50

  • Daisy

    $100

  • Craig and Kathy Della Penna and Ivan our Scottish Terrier-ist

    $100

  • Tim Kowalski

    $10

  • Kristin Holloway-Bidwell, John Bidwell

    $100

  • Molly Daniels

    $10

  • Mary, Michael & Henry Kasper

    $50

  • Jill Sampson

     

  • Jeannine and Thomas Clark

    $20

  • Evelyn

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Pekoe

    $250

  • Ollie

    $100

  • Kurt Fedora

    $100

  • Wendy

    $200

  • Maria Hass and Chris Caouette

    $50

  • Sarah

    $20

  • Larysa, Dennis and Daisy Bachinsky

    $200

  • Liz W

    $25

  • Connie

    $12

  • Batya Bauman

    $20

  • Lynn Schnaufer

    $25

  • Julie D. Pickett

    $10

  • Steven and Trudy Herenlip

    $300

  • Doris Holden

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Brian Joyce

    $20

  • Shannon

    $25

  • Maeve Gallaghar

    $40

  • Mary Jo

     

  • Potter

    $50

  • Chris & Mark

    $50

  • Liz Washer

    $50

  • Doris Holden

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lynn Schnaufer

    $100

  • Your friend, Hunny

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Margaret

    $5

  • Lynn Schnaufer

    $200

  • Teri "Sus" Wilkinson

    $10

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Donor Comments

Teri

Teri "Sus" Wilkinson

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Lynn Schnaufer

Lynn Schnaufer

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

Margaret

Margaret

DONATION: $5

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Your friend, Hunny

Your friend, Hunny

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Lynn Schnaufer

Lynn Schnaufer

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

I hope this will help Misty! 3 years ago

Doris Holden

Doris Holden

DONATION: $100

A second donation as promised. 3 years ago

Liz Washer

Liz Washer

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Chris & Mark

Chris & Mark

DONATION: $50

Just met Brian tonight as he was distributing flyers. As dog lovers and neighbors, we want to help. 3 years ago

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