Call for donations for SportyPup's heart surgery
One of our own greatly really needs our help.
SportyPup, a fur from Macon, Georgia, needs surgery due to a bad valve in his heart. This condition is called Valvular Heart Disease, and if not treated will cause heart failure. The surgery will cost $40,000, but he needs $16,500 up front, just to be able to have it.
The longer Sporty has to wait for the surgery, the greater the risk is of heart failure. The hope is to have enough to be able to have the surgery later this month in Asheville, North Carolina, but only if the doctor sees that the amount needed will come in quickly after.
Sporty will be 31 in March. Besides being a furry and occasional fursuiter, he is also a father of a 3 1/2-year-old boy named Koda.
Sporty and friends are asking for donations towards the surgery, and are putting items up on The Dealer's Den to help raise money (German Shepherd full fursuit - Dragon Fursuit head and fur). Almost $3000 was raised as of last week.
Even with all the drama that goes on in this fandom, I have also seen us do a lot of good, and really come together when one of our own needs help, and I would hope this is no exception. I do not know Sporty personally, but the details of his current situation have been verified through several well respected community members. He is an awesome guy, and really needs our help.
I feel sooooo awesome. I haven't felt this good in 1 1/2 years. I can actually breath now, my chest doesn't hurt, I have energy, I can feel myself gaining strength everyday, its wonderful. [...] Unfortunately I will still have a massive medical debt to take care of but I can make payments on that as soon as I can get back to work.