This fundraiser closed 12 months ago
Here are the wishes for April:
We are starting with a very special one from Chris Cook Biddle:
When i created this event, i couldn't write this description. It was too hard. Now i feel i should add it to the description so everyone knows what happened to my little guy.. he was a shelter kitty i had for just over a year when i noticed he was sick. he had been to the vet twice and the medications and syringe feedings were not helping him so i took him to another vet for a second opinion. after more tests, x-rays and 2 days in the hospital, the vet called and told me that Mr. Swanson had FIP. i knew that was a death sentence so i went and picked him up and we went to his regular vet. more tests! and the diagnosis was confirmed. i had to end his suffering that afternoon. i still can't type this without tears. just like that, he was gone. anyway,before he died, i had a dream about my little cheese puff. i was suppose to share his awesomeness with the world. i would like to invite everyone to post him as their profile pic for one day so my dream will come true. maybe, just maybe, this will inspire someone to adopt a shelter kitty!
This is Susan's wish, together with Jim she founded the Bria Fund for FIP Research:
"April is such a bittersweet month for Jim and me. Happy, because our lovely lilac point Birman Cassie was born on April 6, 2005. Happy 8th Birthday Cassie! But, in the same month, on April 19, 2005, we lost our beautiful blue lynx point Birman, Bria, to FIP at 9 months old. We are blessed to have healthy Cassie and Angel Bria in our lives. We promised Bria we would never forget her, and her short little life had meaning and value. She taught us so much about courage and fighting FIP. We miss you sweet girl, but because of you, we continue the fight! Susan and Jim."
This is LuAnn's wish, she created our Support FIP Research Facebook Cause:
"To all of our dear cat loving members: I am posting a birthday wish in honor of our precious Josie Boy, who is the beautiful face you see when you enter this cause. He would have been 11 this year. He is the face you see, but behind his face are all of the other angels who have lost their battle with FIP. I created this cause because we were completely heartbroken when Josie was taken from us because of FIP & I vowed that he would not have died in vain, we WOULD find a cure or a preventative measure. I added to this cause some of the most incredible hearts & minds in our co-administrators. I may have created the cause but Julie, Marleen, Susan & Kelly have made this cause the success that it is. Support FIP Research could not exist without their determination & hard work.I am hoping that we can continue this fight by adding more donations. The research cannot continue without the support of all of you incredible cat lovers. $10.00 is the minimum we can accept & that is millions to a cause when they need to continue with their research. So, I am hoping that you can give a minimum $10.00 donation, that would be wonderful because donations go directly to the Winn Feline Foundation's Bria Fund for FIP Research.Thank you from the bottom of my heart, the co-administrators hearts & all of our precious angels taken way too soon."