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Emma Added to Sponsored Dogs

February 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment



Emma is the sweetest dog alive, she’s never met a person or animal she didn’t like and everyone she has met has fallen in love with her. She is pure love. Emma has had a gift since she was born, the gift of caring for others. As a puppy, with absolutely no training, she was a seizure alert dog for our elderly Labrador. She would wake us up and drag us to wherever he was and shortly after entering the room, his seizure would start. After he passed, she cared for and comforted two other elderly dogs until they passed. Even after being diagnosed with Lymphoma and feeling ill herself, she continued to spend her energy watching over her best friend, alerting us when he had fallen or had to go out or general was not feeling well.

Emma is a Therapy Dogs International Therapy Dog and was about to start her therapy work with returning soldiers from Afghanistan when she was diagnosed with Lymphoma. The aggressive disease came upon her quickly and before we knew it, most of her lymph nodes were swollen and she was already Stage V. She has therefore not yet had a chance to finish her life’s work, helping others, because she needs help herself.

Despite her illness, Emma has continued to approach life full of love and joy and has fought this disease with as much determination as she has cared for others in her life. Because I was laid off at age 60 and have been trying to survive on part time jobs since, the cost of treating her Lymphoma has been overwhelming. However, I never thought twice about helping her, as she has given so much of herself to others, it was only right to help her. I am hoping that she still has many years of love to spread to everyone she meets. Emma and I will be forever grateful to Canine Cancer Awareness for their support.

— Cheryl and Emma

Update 2014-02-12

I would like to thank Canine Cancer Awareness so very very much for sponsoring my 8 year old therapy dog, Emma, during her treatment for lymphoma. While I still have about $2,000 in bills from her treatment, Emma is currently in remission and enjoying life. She has proven people wrong who thought a Stage V lymphoma dog was not worth treating.

We hope she stays in remission for a long time and we are able to return to her Treibball, Rally and therapy jobs.

We are very, very grateful for your help.

— Cheryl

Emma with her Oncology Vet Tech after completing her chemotherapy protocol:



The CCA Board of Directors has allocated $1000 to help pay the costs of Emma’s treatments. Please help Emma receive the treatment that she needs. Any sponsor donations made on behalf of Emma will be used to pay unpaid invoices and the checks will be sent directly to Emma’s vet.

To help sponsor treatment, you can click on the PayPal donate button below or send a check to:

Canine Cancer Awareness, Inc.
44 Devoe Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211


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  • 1 Susan Hughes // Mar 26, 2014 at 5:28 am

    1-30-2003 4-10-2003 3-16-2014*

    Almost 11 years ago I brought home my first Aussie and named him Brody. I didn’t get him to compete or show him…he was already perfect in my eyes. I got him to be my companion and he was my shadow wherever I went. He grew up to love his treats and play Frisbee. Just showing him a Frisbee excited him. And we know how excited an Aussie can get! He made some of the most spectacular jumps I have ever seen.
    Last Saturday, March 8th he was diagnosed with cancer…hemangiosarcoma. This aggressive cancer took his desire to play Frisbee and to enjoy the treats he loved so much. This morning this cancer took his life. As weak as he was he asked to go out but coming back in he collapsed. I picked him up and cradled him in my arms. I knew he was dying. He laid quietly in my arms while I spoke softly to him. “Go get that Frisbee.” I said. He struggled one more time to fill his lungs with air but the cancer took that away from him too. I placed my hand on his chest over his heart and felt it beat for the last time. In that moment I knew he was gone.
    I find solace in knowing the last thing he saw was my face and heard me say, “Get that Frisbee.” I know somewhere over that rainbow bridge he is jumping for that Frisbee with wings of an angel.
    When I brought him home almost 11 years ago he slept on my chest close to my heart and when he left this world he was again close to my heart. But in those years between then and now he found a place in my heart… Forever…
    *The above dates are the day he was born…the day he came home with me and the day he left this world…

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