maryjaneI wanted to share my amazing story regarding Frankie's and Friends. It’s difficult to really express my appreciation for the assistance from this wonderful organization this is how much it deeply touched me. My Princess Mary Jane is an amazing gift and overcoming the tragic situation makes me even more grateful she is in my life. I have been continuing to enjoy her love and time since the very second she was brought back home after foreign object surgery. For about a week or so I notice she was acting unusual with her eating habits and bowl movements so I took her to her primary care doctor and they said it was probably due to her being more sensitive as she ages so I took her home. A few days later she stop eating completely and a new symptom arouse. So at this point I'm terrified and took her in to the emergency center. I found by an x-ray that she had swallowed a corn on the cob. To this day I am still very puzzled as to how she even got a hold of this food object or even swallowed it. mary jane-1I had just had a baby a few months prior on money was tight and as much as it saddened me at felt there was nothing I could do at this point, a feeling of complete helplessness. Fearing the worst I took a break and stepped out for a drive to clear my mind and think. Preparing myself for the worst I had back to the center to pick Mary Jane up and take her home since I could not afford treatment. A miracle happened when I got back and they informed me of this amazing program I was able to participate in. Frankie's and Friends truly saved my daughter's life and for that we both will always remember that there is always hope.

One of the best qualities in Mary Jane is that she has always been loving and comforting! Since the surgery her love for me has grown in new ways and I am so grateful that I get to experience that affection everyday. I cannot wait to be able to give back to this amazing foundation.I am a true believer that pets have the most unconditional love you could ever experience, and because of Frankie’s Friends and the surgery Mary Jane received, I get to experience that with her for many, many more years to come. Thank you so much!!!!

Deepest Gratitude,

Damaris Gonzalez