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About the “Save Shayna” campaign

(Last update: December 23, 2013)

Shayna’s Health Fund – summary

WHO: Shayna is a twelve-year-old Border Collie-Husky mix She is the focus of an e-book I’ve written about how the “right” first dog can transform a person’s life: “Saved By Shayna: Life Lessons From A Miracle Dog,” now available at Amazon.  Here is a short (3:40) music video about what makes her so special:

 
WHAT: The purpose of the Save Shayna campaign (Shayna’s Health Fund) is to raise funds to help pay for her ongoing medical expenses. On October 30, 2012 Shayna collapsed, was diagnosed with incurable heart cancer, and was given one day to four months to live (more).  On May 29, 2013 she underwent emergency heart surgery to help extend her life ($4,000; details). As the pictures and videos at the bottom of this page demonstrate, Shayna is still extremely active and happy as of December 2013.

WHY: An accident left me with a chronic, partially-disabling medical condition that produces chronic pain and fatigue (fibromyalgia), and limits me to working on a part-time, intermittent basis (details here).  Due to this situation, I have been having difficulty paying for Shayna’s veterinary services, therapies, medicines and supplements (info).

HOW: You can donate via PayPal, below, and be listed as one of “Shayna’s Heroes” on this website.

More details, pictures and videos below.

 


 

Donate to Shayna’s Health Fund

Smile3Click the icon below to make a secure donation through PayPal:


If you donate $10 or more you will be listed as one of “Shayna’s Heroes” on this website.

Businesses that donate $100 or more will be listed as one of “Shayna’s Superheroes,” and receive a link back to their website in the “Shayna’s Heroes” page on this website.

Or, if you’d prefer to donate via a check or money order, please email me at jonsutz (at) yahoo.com for details.

 


 

Shayna’s status as of December 2013

As these videos show, Shayna is still extremely active and happy as of December 2013. I credit this fact to our outstanding medical team, donors to Shayna’s Health Fund, and her strong will to live and enjoy life:

We do our skill training exercises three to five times each day.

Here are a few of our recent videos:

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We regularly visit the Senior Center

This is a huge win-win: the seniors love having Shayna around, and she gets a lot of joy out of putting smiles on their faces.  See an older, detailed post at Our visits to the Senior Center.

 
Shayna with Rosie at the Senior Center – they have fallen completely in love:

29Mar13 At SC with Rosie 3
 


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Why I am initiating this fundraising campaign

As I describe in my book about Shayna, shortly after adopting her I was in an accident that left me with a partial disability that produces chronic pain and fatigue, rendering me unemployable in a traditional sense, and only able to work on a part-time, intermittent basis. See the details here.

In summary, life has been a pretty persistent struggle since then, to provide Shayna with everything she needs, and keep a roof over our heads. Aside from emergencies, Shayna’s medical care, prescribed medicines, supplements (info) and other basic needs are running about $500-600 per month, but can rise to two to three times that amount, depending on her condition, and my concerns that something is happening to her.

If you want to see Shayna get the best of everything, please donate to her health fund today.

 


 

Donate to Shayna’s Health Fund

Smile3Click the icon below to make a secure donation through PayPal:


If you donate $10 or more you will be listed as one of “Shayna’s Heroes” on this website.

Businesses that donate $100 or more will be listed as one of “Shayna’s Superheroes,” and receive a link back to their website in the “Shayna’s Heroes” page on this website.

Or, if you’d prefer to donate via a check or money order, please email me at jonsutz (at) yahoo.com for details.

 


 

Thank you.

 

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