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Dogs Who Need Donations for Cancer Treatment

* Each dog receives a General Fund distribution to start their fundraising campaign.  Fundraising campaigns remain open for one month for dogs in chemotherapy. For dogs having surgery or radiation therapy, campaigns remain open until the day before treatment, up to one month. Donations that cannot be used for the dog they are meant for will be reallocated to the General Fund so that we can help other dogs. You will receive a thank you from Magic Bullet Fund, with information for your accountant. - Make a Donation to Ghost Medina - Live Donations Tracking for Ghost Medina
Ghost MedinaErika MedinaGHOST MEDINA
8-year-old Pit bull
In MBF: 1/31/15
Campaign Ends 3/215

Ghost is an all-white Pit bull, and he’s my gentle boy. I had Ghost a good two to three months before I found out that he was born deaf. 
    When people meet him, they tend to think of him the way society has portrayed Pit bulls to be - mean and vicious. Ghost doesn’t fall into that category at all with his playfulness, gentle soul and never-ending energy. People fall in love with him.
    When people hear Ghost is deaf they always give me the pity face, but to me I think it’s unique! He doesn't know any better, and in his world, we’re all deaf.  Ghost knows sign language, and he’s really attentive to his surroundings. He often notices things before I do.
    Ghost won’t eat unless my other dog, Ali, is eating right next to him. They’re best buds. Ali is his ears, and Ghost is our protector.  When I have my two nieces over for the night, I can always find Ghost cuddled next to them in the morning. 
    It’s my turn to protect him now!  But I can’t do it without some help. I work and go to school full time and just need to catch a break. I will be so grateful to anyone who can help us. Please donate for Ghost, any little bit will help! I don't want to lose him at such a young age.

- Erika Medina, Albuquerque NM - Make a Donation to Bear DiSimone - Live Donations Tracking for Bear DiSimone
Bear DisimoneLisa and Frank DeSimoneNicholas and Jessica with BearBEAR DESIMONE
10-year-old GSD mix
In MBF: 1/9/15
Campaign Ends 2/9/15

Bear was a rescue, and I fell in love with him the moment I saw him. I was volunteering for Almost Home Foundation, and had to pick him up from the vet to bring him to an adoption show. He never made it to the show! Instead, I took him back to PetSmart to tell my team I would like to take him home with me, and immediately began shopping for toys and the stuff he would need. I asked my friend to hold him while I shopped, and when I was done she said that Bear never took his eyes off of me - like he knew he was my dog forever.
My sweet, beautiful dog Bear needs help now. He was diagnosed with lymphoma on 12/23/14, and was given only 4-6 weeks to live. With treatment, he has a chance to comfortably and happily live another year!
     The only problem is that the chemo treatments will cost $5,500. This is sadly not an expense we planned for. I feel personally accountable for being unable to provide him with this treatment. He is my responsibility, and I want to do everything I can for him. My children are devastated as are we, with this diagnosis.
     We would be grateful for anything we would receive. Pet lovers are never ready to say goodbye to their loved ones, and for our sanity, I need to make sure we try everything in our power to get Bear the treatment he deserves.

- Lisa and Frank DeSimone, Bensenville IL - Make a Donation to Willi Karten - Live Donations Tracking for Willi Karten
Coleen KartenWilli KartenWILLI KARTEN
8-year-old Mini Dachshund
Thyroid tumor
Chemotherapy (post surgery)
In MBF: 1/5/15
Campaign Ends 2/5/15

I got Willi on New Year’s Day, 2007. I had just lost a beloved little dog, Buddy, and was soon to be divorced. Willi was my saving grace.
    Willi’s troubles began in August 2014 I was noticing extreme weight loss even though he was still eating normally. Then, he couldn’t do his business or keep his meals down. His local vet's treatment didn't help. We saw an ER Vet and by 2am I had no real information and had to leave him overnight. The next day I got a call that the x-rays had shown nodules, and he more than likely has some type of cancer. I was devastated. Later that day, after an enema, he was finally able to do his business, and out came part of a sock. He was feeling better, eating, doing his business and back to being happy. I got some weight back on him and got a referral to an oncology vet. After an ultrasound and biopsy, a thyroid carcinoma was diagnosed.
    His behavior is still upbeat, happy, playful, and hungry. We needed help. His costs had utilized an entire paycheck and then some, my rent and my bills were not paid. I live paycheck to paycheck and used all the CareCredit I had on the ultrasound and his follow up care visits. I have applied to several funding groups but a lot of them have no funds, and I cannot afford his needed treatment. We need your help. Willi and I will be eternally grateful and I will pay it forward.
    I wouldn’t have made it through those days in 2007 had it not been for Willi. He’s such a happy boy, everyone loves him. I need him in my life as long as possible, he gave me mine back.

- Coleen Karten, New Smyrna Beach FL
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