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The family of Ava Merry are raising funds to help pay for chemotherapy to help her survive Lymphoma, please help us save her life!

Our sweet 7 year old lab Ava (aka: Woopy) sadly was diagnosed with Lymphoma on May 24, 2011. We found her laying on her bed one afternoon laboring to breathe, I checked her all over and noticed she had huge swollen lymph nodes in her neck and back of her legs. We rushed her to the local vet hospital on a Sunday afternoon where they gave us the terrible news. The vet explained that Ava had options but the most effective option was CHOP therapy and she would need treatment once a week for 40 weeks depending on how she responded. We were shocked at how expensive chemotherapy is for canines but wanted to do everything we could to save her life. We began treatment that day and Ava has handled it well. She is still vital, acts like a puppy and is a very happy dog! We just can't let her go so soon, she is still full of life and has so much more love to give. Even though our heart is in the right place, we do not have the financial means to keep her in treatment. Treatment can last up to 40 weeks and ranges in cost from $200-400 per week. We have had yard sales, sold house hold items, borrowed money from family, gone without groceries and paying bills. It has taken my entire two week paycheck to pay for treatment and other tests several times! We are desperate for help, we love our girl so much and want to keep her going as long as she is not suffering and is responding well to treatment. Any help is so greatly appreciated, we will be eternally grateful. Thank you for reading about our Woopy girl!
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