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This fundraiser ended on 11/30/12

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Joey's family and friends are uniting to raise money to help with his medical bills. Please we need your HELP and SUPPORT!

My name is John and Joey is my 6 y.o. dachshund. I have had Joey since he was a puppy and in taking care him throughout the years, we have developed a strong bond. We have learned together and he has been the greatest dog I have ever owned.

Unfortunately, he recently stopped walking and he's been in severe pain. The veterinarian detected herniated disc is in his lower back. The plan was to put him on strong pain medication and muscle relaxers and try to get him through this without surgery. However, his condition did not improve. When I moved to VirginiaTech to continue with my Vet School studies, he got worse and he had to undergo urgent surgery. At that point I had the money from my student loans and I could pay the $2,721 thinking that the insurance would pay me back. Of note, the insurance company claimed it to be a pre-existing condition and refused to cover any percentage of it. I now don't know what to do to pay my rent, bills and other expenses.

I am now asking for your help. To add to the stress, Joey is now in need of another surgery for the same condition but this time in his neck. The pain he experiences here is extreme and simply moving him for the couch to the front lawn to pee is met with cries and whimpers by Joey.

It would mean the world to me if I can raise this money to keep studying and go as I planned, while still doing what I can for little Joey. I truly appreciate your help and I will be eternally thankful for any and all of your help. People who have pets know how important they are to us. It's crazy what a "tail wag" from your furry best friend can do to your mood.

Thank you so, so much.

John

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