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Mexico Max Gets a Scholarship to Life

Frankie's Friends is amazing! My, thinks he is a black lab, Mexico Max from Chelem, Mexico (a Yucatan rescue dog), has a colorful past including two near misses with death! The grace of God saved him. Now he has been diagnosed, at the age of six, with multiple myeloma. The doctor, Joshua Lachowicz, a truly excellent oncologist with the BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital in New York, is a kind and compassionate man.

He instantly took steps to put me in touch with Frankie's Friends. Within 24 hours you had checked my rapidly waning finances and granted him the financing to help get the treatment he needed.

I am a 72-year-old woman. I have had four surgeries for cancer this year and have been unable to work. I was despairing because I wanted Max to have the quality care I was receiving and you brought sunshine and hope to our lives!

What you have given us is the feeling that we can cope with this, that we are not alone and that there are people out there who truly care about animals (as well as their doting owners) and The Agnes Varis charitable fund has made that possible.

My incalculable gratitude, thanks and support for you will be there always. And Max --- he tells me he "got a scholarship to life!!

Sincerely yours,

Ellen and Max

Eddie the American bulldog

This is the story of our puppy, Eddie.
My husband knew he wanted a dog, so he did a lot of research on several different types of dogs.  He wanted a dog with a good temperament, since we do have grandchildren.  So in April 2011, he found a breeder, Matt, of American bull dogs and English bull dogs.
The first time we saw Eddie, he was in the pen with his sisters and brothers, and he had the most calm demeanor of all the puppies.  He then looked up at us and reached up on the side of the pen to be picked up.
We brought our puppy home and he became the spoiled puppy of the neighborhood, park, hardware store, grocery store, and even 7-Eleven.
On Jan. 8, 2013, we took Eddie to his vet, because he seemed to be panting more then normal and was not sleeping well at night. They started running a lot of tests on him, of which, all came back negative.
We were visiting the vet almost on a daily basis. The following week I had to go out of town. My husband became more concerned as his condition continued to deteriorate.  When I came back from my trip the following Saturday, my husband and puppy picked me up from the airport. Eddie was having a hard time breathing and his tongue was blue, so we took him straight to the emergency room.
The vet on call that night told us that we had a very sick puppy, and that he needed specialized treatment. That is the first time we heard about BluePearl. It turns out, Eddie had lymphoma in his chest, abdomen and liver.  We were happy we finally had a diagnosis, but totally stressed out as to how to pay for this. My husband is on dialysis and I am the only one working and maintaining the household.  We did not have pet insurance, as we were trying to find a policy that would work into our limited budget.
Frankie's Friends is a Godsend for us, because without it, I do not know how we could pay for his treatments.
We all love our animals, and I really thought we were going to lose our puppy.
Thank you for being there.