Paid 01/15/2022
Temporary Loss of Income

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeThank you! Oh my goodness, THANK YOU! This world has so many beautiful people in it! We are SO encouraged! As of being notified of the generosity towards our Lola and our family- I can report that the whole family has made a complete recovery from COVID. My husband had it the worst but pulled through! Thank you for showing my kids that this world is not the bad place we see on the news all of the time- there is SO much good in it!!! We will pay it forward!!! Thank you!!! Betsy Braun, family´┐Żand of course, Lola ❤️🐶

Our Family Dog Needs Surgery but We Can't Afford it While Isolating with COVID! Please Help.

My Story:

I am a married mother with three kids at home and one out on his own. We have been in COVID isolation for the last three weeks with our family dog 'Lola' (a boxer mix) who has been part of our family for over 12 years. In addition to her, we have two young, physically disabled sister cats. Combined they're missing three arms, but they do very well though, and we're so happy to be able to care for them!

I work part-time as a custodian and am an essential worker. Still, I make minimum wage despite being essential to my employer. Between myself and my husband, we live paycheck to paycheck and have struggled to keep up through the pandemic and while in isolation due to COVID. We have been in isolation for weeks as COVID has spread throughout the family--one by one. We have spent hundreds of dollars on COVID tests because our county ran out of free ones. In addition to that, we've had pay for grocery delivery, medications, vitamins, and whatever else we could think of to help people in the family get better. Our son, who is living on his own needed money from us as he is in isolation with COVID now, too. While we've been able to help him and keep up with our bills, we've fallen on one more heartbreaking hardship that we're unable to deal with on our own.

Our wonderful and lovely dog, Lola, has a large fatty, cancerous tumor that must be removed. Even though the cancer is already present, the doctor told us it's the type that can be removed safely and that she will most likely do very well if she has the surgery. Unfortunately, we cannot afford the surgery at this time and it's breaking our hearts. We simply cannot pay for the surgery instead of the other pressing needs facing our family right now. Still, we came together as a family and decided we had to do something to save our beloved pet and decided to reach out and humbly ask for assistance with this bill.

Simply put, your kindness and generosity would save our dogs life. She's like a sister to our children and like another daughter to my husband and me. Instead of 'putting her down,' we would see her life renewed. As we struggle to overcome COVID, it would be a tremendous blessing for my family, and it's something we'll never forget.

As of 2022-01-15, this application has been fully funded!

This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.

Application Status Update: On 2022-01-19, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $896.10 to Phelps Veterinary Hospital on behalf of this deserving individual.