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Rex: The K-9 Hero Fighting Cancer

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THE STORY:

Adin Pfeuffer wrote -

Rex, an 8 year-old Belgian Malinois, is a true American hero who has served two tours of duty in Afghanistan as an Explosive Detection Dog.  Taking part in combat missions, Rex saved countless American lives performing his duties detecting IEDs.  While on a mission in Afghanistan’s Kabul Province in 2009, Rex was being transported in a military vehicle when a roadside IED detonated.  Rex miraculously survived the explosion, but he was eventually retired because he was no longer able to work around loud noises and flashing lights.

Unfortunately, Rex has a new and deadlier enemy…CANCER.

Rex has served America, and now he needs your service via donations to fund the costly cancer treatments he requires.  Let's form an army of 10,000 donors (or more) and start contributing to the care that this hero deserves.  Any gift...$1.00...$5.00 or more will be greatly appreciated, and all proceeds will be put towards his treatment and care.  

A news segment on Rex by WJLA in DC can be seen here:  

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2015/01/va-marine-raising-money-for-adopted-military-service-dog-with-cancer-110456.html

People have asked about Rex's prognosis.  Doctors at North Carolina State University's Radiation Oncology Department are hopeful that Rex's cancer was caught early enough that it can be treated to give him many more years.  He is not out of the woods yet, but he is a very strong dog and will continue to fight this and beat it!

UPDATES:

1/12/15:  Rex seen at NCSU Vet School Oncology Department.  He received 2 CT scans (1 of chest; 1 of head).

1/13/15:  Recieved results of special stains test on the tumor that was removed from Rex's head.  The results were inconclusive. Received the results of the CT scans from NCSU.  The CT scan of the head showed the tumor along his tongue and throat to be 3.5-4mm in size.  It also revealed another possible tumor in the muscle along the back of his neck.  The CT scan of the chest revealed small spots in his lungs.  It is unknown if these spots are indications of a spread of the cancer or if they are irritations in his lungs from the deployments overseas working in strenuous environments.

1/15/15:  Received results of the C-Kit testing from the tumor in his neck.  Indications are that the tumor is a sarcoma, but the tests were inconclusive.  Rex received radiation (SRT) on tongue; 2 biopsies on spots on his neck.  He is very groggy from the anesthesia, but he is doing well

1/16/15:  Returned home to Virginia.  Rex is doing well and recovering.  Lots of sleeping, pets, and walks/runs in the dog park!   We are awaiting results of the last 2 biopsies.

1/18/15: Rex is at home and recovering from the week of procedures. We are awaiting the results of the biopsies. He is tired but strong!

1/22/15: Biopsy results-SARCOMAS. Researching medical oncologists for a treatment plan for Rex's body for what looks to be the spread of the cancer.

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Donor Comments

FiZi

FiZi

DONATION: $10

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

Rex, Thank you for your service!! Praying for your complete healing & recovery!! Kick Cancer's butt!! 3 years ago

Judie Kiker Kopfman

Judie Kiker Kopfman

DONATION: $20

Sending this with pride and respect for Rex and owner. Blessings. 3 years ago

Betty

Betty

DONATION: $20

Love and prayers. 3 years ago

Linda Johnson

Linda Johnson

DONATION: $20

For Rex's cancer treatment. Thank you Rex for your service to our country and God Bless! 3 years ago

Paula & Gary

Paula & Gary

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Kathy&Tom;

Kathy&Tom;

3 years ago

Sandi Nguyen

Sandi Nguyen

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

our 4 loves

our 4 loves

DONATION: $40

thank you REX so respect your hard tour of service. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

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