As you know, we lost our beloved Oso to osteosarcoma (bone cancer) on November 5th. As our lives are forever changed by this loss, we are working to heal our hearts by making a positive difference in the world around us while trying to live more like Oso.
We have felt strongly about holding a fundraiser for canine medical research in Oso's honor with the hope that maybe we can help make it so that in the future other families don't have to go through what we went through. After asking around, we have learned that the Morris Animal Foundation uses funding to support osteosarcoma research in dogs, even providing the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign with funds to investigate the use of immunotherapy in dogs with bone cancer, which is one of the most progressive in terms of research.
We also want to hold this fundraiser in honor of our buddy Ranger who is still fighting the good fight against osteosarcoma. Ranger is an inspiration with his resilience and strength - please send him some love, light, and healing! This is also in memory of all the other good dogs who have been taken from us too soon from osteosarcoma, including Houdini and Astro who both passed recently.
Thank you for your help in supporting life saving research for our best friends in the hopes that this terrible disease doesn't have to rob people and their pets of time together. And thank you so much for loving our sweet Oso and for your support of Gary and me through our most difficult time.