Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tuesday's Telling: Give a Boy a Dog

Tuesday's will feature a short story about an animal, person or situation that could use a little support and encouragement. 

Today's story is about Cooper Giron, a 4-year old boy who has severe asthma and a unique medical condition that leaves him highly allergic to a number of things.

Cooper's parents are trying to make Cooper's life as "normal" as possible, however as most kids can just run outside and live life without a care, Cooper can't leave home without his "best friend," an emergency pack containing epinephrine (to counter shock) and his asthmatic inhalers.  You see, any contact with the allergens could send him into potentially fatal anaphylactic shock. 

Cooper's family has learned that there is an allergen-alert service dog that could help Cooper, and they are trying to raise $10,000.00 to get one for Cooper.  Just like drug-sniffing dogs used by law encorcement, an allergen-alert service dog would never leave Cooper's side -- it would warn him of the presence of any allergens, and if he is exposed, the dog would alert a supervising adult -- it would also carry Cooper's emergency medical pack.

The family has raised $3,600.00 to date, so any assistance you can give would be greatly appreciated.

As you know, my hu-mom and I are making Paw Print Art from my paw prints and my hu-mom's imagination.  We sold our first two cards today and we are honored to be able to donate 30% of the profits to help Cooper buy his dog. 

I can't tell you how excited I am that I could help get Cooper his dog.  If you would like to donate to this cause, you can purchase my Paw Print Art (30% of the profits will be donated to the cause), or donations can be made through Cooper's blog

If you have a story that you would like for us to feature on our "Tuesday's Telling", please email me at, for consideration.  Thank you again and have a woof-derful day!


Cooper's Dog said...
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Cooper's Dog said...

Just in case :)