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Lily of the Mountains

Organized by: Theresa McGill

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THE STORY:

Lily and I are a well oiled machine in need of costly repairs.   Even with painful injury she keys into my anxiety and gives me warning~ 

I contracted Shingles and Lily's scheduled for surgery for complete wrist fusion on October 28.   I could really use help with my fundraiser.    Please consider it if your time is available.  

Lily is my command trained companion of 4 years. She's been with me for 6. She and rescued each other when she was 2 years old.
Two months ago Lily underwent major surgery for invasive gum tissue growth which had invaded the bone in her upper palate. With growths removed, 1/4 of the bone in her upper palate taken, 5 teeth taken, 80 stitches later, and 2 months convalescence she was ready for a romp.
Lily and I follow the wildlife trails and upon catching the scent of deer she gave chase. When she did not return on command immediately or answer my whistles I knew something was up. I found her limping across a tall field of grass finding her way back to me. Lily tore the fascia and plantar ligaments at their connection in her right wrist and hyper extended and fractured the carpal bone. Lily and I met with the  ortho vet specialist this morning and I've decided to have her wrist fused.  The brace will only be a bandaid and stabilizing her injury is the better decision.   The surgery costs more than the brace and I will simply have to start knocking on some more doors!   It's a 2-3 month recovery for her.  
I am permanently disabled. I have always suffered low back pain. As an athlete and landscape/organic gardener it seemed business as usual. A birth defect, found 3 years ago, has shifted my low spine, hips and pelvis.  I had my right hand and wrist reconstructed 2 years ago. I have PTSD and live with depression. I have quite a high pain tolerance, but don't have the right read on my pain level until it reaches a level that anxiety begins for me. Lily reads my anxiety and tells me when it's time to get safe or panic will ensue. So long as Lily's quality of life is healthy and happy I want to keep her well and with me until she's the old lady of the mountains.

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To This Fundraiser

$580

 

10% Raised of $5,700 Goal

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  • Libby

    $100

  • Tom Pettit

    $50

  • Andrea Tankersley

    $50

  • Jennie O'Rourke

     

  • Ben Trissel

    $100

  • Jesse Gravestock

    $50

  • Michele Stutzman

    $20

  • Betsy Witt

    $50

  • Charlie & Lucia

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Renee

    $20

  • Stacie McWilliams

    $50

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Organized by

Theresa McGill

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The Team: $580 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Theresa McGill

Amount Raised

$440

 

8% Raised of $5,700 Goal

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Ben Trissel

Amount Raised

$140

Donor Comments

Stacie McWilliams

Stacie McWilliams

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Renee

Renee

DONATION: $20

I have so much love and admiration for both of you! Best of luck. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Charlie & Lucia

Charlie & Lucia

DONATION: $50

Lily-dog will ALWAYS be one of my favorite dog loves!! 3 years ago

Betsy Witt

Betsy Witt

DONATION: $50

Best of luck. 3 years ago

Michele Stutzman

Michele Stutzman

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Jesse Gravestock

Jesse Gravestock

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Ben Trissel

Ben Trissel

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jennie O'Rourke

Jennie O'Rourke

For Lilly. May she live the wonderful life she deserves. 3 years ago

Andrea Tankersley

Andrea Tankersley

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

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