Pedro has been fighting the good fight against cancer and he needs your help to continue fighting.
"Pedro is a fighter. He's a tiny dog who can take on the world." This is how the veterinary technician described Pedro when she contacted For the Love of Alex for help. Typically, pet owners apply for help directly, but in this particular case, it was the veterinary technician who sees Pedro every week who reached out. Pedro is fighting cancer, and his mother drives 4 hours to get him to the oncologist. She works, takes care of her family, and takes care of Pedro, with no time or money left for anything else. It was clear that the technician thought the world of Pedro's mom and Pedro and was worried about what they would do as costs, even with a discount, mounted.
With the technician’s help, we arranged to pay for Pedro's medical bills. He is still getting treatment. He has good days and bad, but his numbers are moving to the positive, and we are hopeful.
Pedro's mom called us yesterday. It was her birthday and she remembered so clearly that on this date last year, For The Love Of Alex (FTLOA) came into her and Pedro's life. Pedro's case was different for us because his veterinarian reached out to FTLOA and helped us set up a birthday surprise for Pedro's owner. While it saddens us so much to have lost Pedro, we are thankful that your generosity gave Pedro almost an entire year of life. THANK YOU.
Pedro's mom sends her thanks and love to all of you who donated toward Pedro's care and gave them both hope. She also sends her love to Alex each time she checks in.
Taking care of Pedro was almost a second full-time job for this amazing woman who provides needed counseling to at-risk groups. In moving through her grief she has decided to use her extra time to get more training to help her clients. Always focused on helping and seeing the good where she can, Pedro's mom is a true difference-maker. Thank you for helping her and Pedro over this year.
Your donations will help pay Pedro's remaining medical bills, until we can finally close the case. Any additional donations will go to our general fund where it can do the most good.
After a year of fighting so hard to enjoy his life, Pedro has passed away. His health failed rapidly and despite his illness, his sudden downturn took his owner by surprise. She rushed him to the hospital where the emergency staff tried hard to save his life. In the end, he was found to be in too much pain to continue his fight and was humanely euthanized with his loving mom by his side. On top of the heartache, there is one final, large veterinary bill to take care of. If you can help, please make a donation to whip Pedro's mom's financial slate clean.
Pedro is in a place with no pain and no cancer. Thank you for your prayers and donations to keep him going this long.
For The Love of Alex Inc is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides emergency funding for urgent and lifesaving care of pets of low-income families.