The Preston project
Organized by: Jesse Mitchell
Preface by Jesse Mitchell: This guy has been a big part of Ken and Sam's life since they met. Hes made cross country trips and always has a big smile when you see him. If anyone knows this guy they know how much love he has and how energetic and happy he always is. His family are some of the most outgoing and fantastic people I know and without telling them I decided to make this page. Anything helps!
In late June our 6 yr old pitbull Preston began breathing heavily, coughing, wheezing, dry heaving, and became very lethargic. His appetite decreased and he eventually stopped eating. After a few days the weight loss became noticeable and a trip to the vet was in order. After numerous tests, x-rays, and trips to specialists we received a definitive diagnosis of Pulmonary Lymphoma.
We were urged to start an aggressive 4 month chemotherapy treatment which will hopefully bring Preston into remission by Christmas. This treatment requires Preston to get a different chemo drug every week to kill off the a-typical cells and keep the cancer from becoming immune to one drug too quickly. Lymphoma is a "treatment resistant" cancer, this means over time it will adapt and build immunity to the chemotherapy drugs. Preston has much more life to live, and your donation will help us make sure that happens.
Preston is not just a pet, he is like a child to us and is a part of our family. We are incomplete without him. Please help us continue his treatment and give him the best quality of life no matter how much longer that may be. We are currently seeking treatment from The New England Veterinary Oncology Group in Waltham MA. Thank you for your support. If you cant give, please share.
If you would like to stay updated on preston you can add him on FB! https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005709167842&fref=ts
Donations can be made here or to any of the following:
By purchasing an item at our etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NorthEastRepublic
Donations/gift sent to paypal address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations can be sent via check or by phone to N.E.V.O.G Waltham under the account for Ken DeCost/Preston DeCost
*NEVOG address: 180 Bear Hill Rd., Suite C
Waltham MA 02451
*NEVOG number: (781) 684-8688
Thank you all for your support.