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
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.
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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