If you're interested, here's a link to a blog post that the Morris Animal Foundation wrote about Oso and our family's experience: https://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/article/life-interrupted-insidious-cancer-takes-beloved-dog-too-soon Thank you everyone who has contributed to our fundraiser. It means more than we could ever tell you. We are hopeful that one day osteosarcoma will have a viable treatment.
Oso's Osteosarcoma Memorial
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 use this fundraiser to honor the memory of some other dog buddies that we recently lost to osteosarcoma - Ranger, Astro, Houdini, and Tucker. It's heartbreaking to know how many people connected to us have been devastated by this in the same time frame as us. We want a world where families never get blindsided by this aggressive and silent killer.
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.