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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 Behr Delfs - Live Donations Tracking for Behr Delfs
Judi DelfsBear DelfsBEAR DELFS
9-year-old Labrador
Oral melanoma
In MBF: 7/23/14
Campaign Ends 8/23/14

  Hi! My name is Bear and I could really use your help. Until recently, I was a fun-loving, happy-go-lucky black lab without a care in the world. Then I had a tumor removed from my mouth and it turned out to be a malignant cancer called oral melanoma. There were a lot of tests to see if it had spread to my lungs and lymph nodes. Fortunately, it has not.
     My family is the best family a dog could ever have and they are all very worried and sad about me. They have been feeding me special homemade food with lots of nutrients and supplements to help make me strong to fight this disease.
    I need to have a special vaccine treatment, called the DNA vaccine for oral melanoma. It will help my immune system fight the cancer cells. With this vaccine I could live another two years or longer. The vaccine is expensive and my family is having financial difficulties right now. I won’t be able to have the treatment unless we receive donations.
     The kind and caring people at the Magic Bullet Fund have offered to help me raise the funds we’ll need to pay for the treatment, and they provided a gift into our campaign to get it started.
   I love going for walks, the beach and dog parks with them. Most of all, I want to spend more time with them so that they can rub my ears and belly and make me feel so good.
I want to be with my family for as long as possible.
    Please help me to have a few more years with my family. I will be so grateful to anyone who can donate towards my treatment, and I know they will too!

- Bear, for Judi and Ken Delfs, Upland CA - Make a Donation to Pearl McGee - Live Donations Tracking for Pearl McGee
Pearl McGeeMargie McGeePEARL MCGEE
4-year-old Rottweiler
In MBF: 7/16/14
Campaign Ends 8/16/14

  My girl Pearl was diagnosed with lymphoma on the 13th of June 2014. She was so sick that I was going to put her down, but our vet referred us to a Veterinary Oncologist in Glendale, AZ and then I decided that I had to try to fight for Pearl.
    She had one chemo shot, and the next week she had three chemo pills. Pearl has gone into partial remission but already but I cannot afford to continue her treatments. I have changed Pearl’s diet. She no longer eats dog food, she eats a human diet now. My 7-year-old Chocolate Lab Rusty does also, who has seizures but has had no seizures at all since the diet change. There is a big difference for the better in both dogs. Their coats look gorgeous!
    I am a widow since August, 2013. Alzheimer’s disease took my husband and my income is cut more than half since his death. I just cannot afford to pay the chemo bills but I charged the bills for the first 2 treatments. I get a 5% “widow`s military discount” from Pearl`s Oncologist because my husband was in the Navy and was a 100% Disabled Veteran. He was in the Korean War and a War Hero.
     I am asking everyone who reads this to please help me pay Pearl`s chemo bills to restore her “healthy life” back to her.  Please help me and Pearl. We will be so grateful for you gracious help. You will be saving a beautiful life that is so young.

- Margie McGee, Surprise AZ - Make a Donation to Jovie Frey - Live Donations Tracking for Jovie Frey

Anne and David FreyJovie FreyJOVIE FREY
8-year-old Golden Retreiver
In MBF: 7/7/14
Campaign Ends 8/7/14

  Jojo [Jovie] has been a part of our family for 8 wonderful years. We knew when we met her that she was adorable, but nothing could have prepared us for what an amazingly sweet and loyal companion she would be to us for all these years. We have two sons, Xander (7) and Maximus (2). Xander loves his doggies so much he insists that Jojo must have a pillow when she sleeps at the end of his bed.
    Maximus also has a very special relationship with Jojo. For him, Jojo is almost like a service dog. Despite the fact that Max is in his terrible twos and can be unpredictable at times, she follows Jojo around constantly. Max has several developmental delays- including speech, but one of the words we were first able to regularly recognize was "dodo," which is how he says "Jojo." Every dog he sees is “Dodo” and it’s more often than not the first word I hear through the baby monitor in the morning. When we were concerned about Max not interacting with people as a typical toddler might, we needed only to watch him with Jojo to see his face light up and him babbling to her with delight.
    When we found out Jojo had lymphoma, it was devastating for all of us. We were absolutely heartbroken. The thought of losing her so soon is just unbearable. This dog has given so much to us, and not being able to afford the treatment for her condition was too much to bear. So I started researching different options.  I found the Magic Bullet Fund online and it gave me hope. We might be able to raise the money needed for her treatment with the help of this wonderful organization.
We are eternally grateful to anyone who can donate to help us repay Jojo’s undying loyalty, and give her the chance to get the treatment she needs.

- Anne and David, Max and Zander Frey, Orlando FL - Make a Donation to Slick Graham Finn - Live Donations Tracking for Slick Graham Finn
Ashley FinnSlick Graham FinnSLICK GRAHAM FINN
7-year-old Pit Bull
Mast cell tumor
In MBF: 7/3/14
Campaign Ends 8/3/14

  Our beautiful giant Slick is the love of our life. He is a gentle loving, playful teddy bear that is full of energy. My son Antonio and I love him dearly and we dont want to lose our angel. Slick is a kind spirit that has been so good to us and everyone that he comes across loves him.
    Slick has always been our protector and now the time has come for our family to protect him. He has a tumor growth on the outside of his stomach with a great prognosis if it is treated in a timely manner. Even though he's sick, he still is that ball of energy, his tail still wags everytime Antonio and I walk through the door. We couldnt imagine our life without him.
    Please help us help him. We want Slick around for many more years. Antonio is 7 years old and Slick was here when he was born, they are like brothers. They love each other and they both are my babies. Half of my heart would be empty without Slick. Thank You for reading our story.

- Ashley and Antonio Finn, Gulfport FL - Make a Donation to Lucy Marchese - Live Donations Tracking for Lucy Marchese
Lucy MarcheseMatthew MarcheseLUCY MARCHESE
4-year-old Boxer
Mast cell tumor
In MBF: 7/3/14
Campaign Ends 8/3/14

  We have had Lucy since she was 5 weeks old. She joined us a few months before our daughter was born. Lucy was a crash course in parenting -- she was definitely a handful! Now, Lucy and our daughter are both 5 years old and the best of friends. We also have a retired rescue greyhound. He was badly abused on the tracks and Lucy has taught him how life for a dog is supposed to be. She has turned him from a skittish and reclusive racer to a happy and carefree dog. Everyone who meets Lucy loves her instantly.
    When Lucy was about 2 years old she started to get this spot on the hock of her leg. At first we thought it was just a hot spot, but then it got bigger and bigger and started to crack and bleed. It hinders her from being her normal happy self. She and our greyhound don't run around the yard doing laps like they used to. She may be in pain but she never lets that get in the way of playing with our daughter or snuggling with us like she has done since she was 5 weeks old.
    Our vet is able to operate on Lucy and give her a better quality of life. But I lost my job of 10 years and all income now goes to paying living expenses and bills. We are battling a foreclosure as well.
Any help that we can get for our loving girl would be greatly appreciated. She is a wonderful dog and is really like our first daughter. You are our only hope to give our baby the best years that she deserves for being a wonderful companion, a protector of our household, and an all-around good girl.
    Our entire family will be very grateful for whatever help we receive for Lucy. Thank you so much again for taking the time to read our story about our Lucy Goose. Please donate to help her if you can.

- Matthew Marchese and Christina Rios, Lehigh Acres FL - Make a Donation to Ginger Reese - Live Donations Tracking for Ginger Reese
Ginger ReeseKonnie ReeseGINGER REESE
7-year-old Shiba Inu mix
In MBF: 6/26/14
Campaign Ends 7/26/14

   I rescued Ginger from the shelter. Her striking appearance drew my attention and her demeanor captured my heart. She was 4 months old. When I held her, she promptly wet herself on me. The attendant reached for her, thinking I wouldn't be interested in her. Actually, that is what made the decision for me. Maybe it was just an excited puppy unable to hold it in, but I took it as a nervous pup hoping that I would be her forever mom. Well, that bent ear of hers also made me smile.
   Now, Ginger has been diagnosed with lymphoma. Meaning I could lose her. The shock has begun to wear off now, but the moment I was told her diagnosis I had already decided to proceed with treatment. Then how to pay? We are just making ends meet.
   At Ginger's vet clinic, a young girl told me her story, about her dog's success in treatment.I asked "How did you pay for the treatment?" Then she told me about Magic Bullet Fund!
   Some people may think it strange to think of pets having a voice, but I don't. I communicate with Ginger all the time. It is the way of understanding each other we are able to meet the needs of one another. To me, that is what makes any animal/person bond special.
   My decision to start treatment came from this bond. Because on that first day trust, love, and understanding passed between us. Without ever having a doubt, one true thing we share is knowing that we have blessed each other.
   I am thankful for the opportunity to be considered for any assistance that you may be able to provide. Please help us help Ginger if you can! She is such a sweet, beautiful girl.

- Konnie and Mike Reese, St. Cloud FL

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