About the Campaign
Tumor location makes this a difficult case
Little Leeloo is just 3 years-old
The family got her as a puppy, and Leeloo has been such a great dog! The husband, Doug, had a stroke years ago and has physical and mental issues as a result. Leeloo became his unofficial Emotional Support Animal and means the world to him, but also the whole family.
At the beginning of the year, Leeloo had her Rabies booster shot. Shortly after they family noticed small blister on her lip. They thought it might be a reaction to the vaccine, and let it be. But, after it remained, they took her to the vet, and the first thought was in was an infection. Antibiotics were prescribed.
Well, that didn’t do anything either. In fact, the blister looked bigger. That led to a biopsy, and unfortunately it was cancer.
The problem with surgery
When removing a cancerous tumor, the vet wants to remove more than just the tumor, but a portion of the tissue around the tumor. Unfortunately, this location made it really difficult to do that. Also, the tumor came back from the lab as a high grade 5. There are only 6 grades, so this is one of the most serious level of cancer.
This means Leeloo needs direct radiation treatment on the tumor site, and also chemotherapy to stop spread through her body. This combined treatment is about $13,000.00
The family has money to pay for some of Leeloo’s treatment, and got some friends to help too, but in total this care is about $20,000.00
They already spent about $3500.00 on the tumor removal and biopsy. A CT scan, which Leeloo may need more than one of, is about $1000.00, the radiation therapy is over $3000.00, the chemo will be $10000.00 in total….. it just keeps adding up.
A grant from Miranda’s People
Miranda’s People has granted the family $1500.00 and they have already paid for the surgery and biopsy and some of the treatments. Right now they are still looking at about $8000.00 left to pay, which they do not have. Treatment has started, but it cannot be paused because money runs out. If the treatment is stopped, it all becomes wasted money! So we need to keep getting funds in to complete Leeloo’s treatment!
She is just 3 years-old and could have a long and happy life if this cancer can be beat! By our calculations there is still about $8000.00 in treatment costs to go, and all donations here are only paid to the vets for Leeloo’s treatments!
Vet documents and PDF files of invoices and bills: