Suzanne and Lee’s Story Submitted By Vicki Furstenberg:
I would like to submit Suzanne Frilot and her bichon, Baylee, as a candidate for your Wishbone Holiday Campaign.
Baylee is 4 ½ yrs old and was rescued in Oct. 2009 from the Sachse Animal Shelter by Small Paws Rescue. Suzanne and her husband, Lee, were approved to adopt Baylee and she became part of their family in Nov. 2009. Suzanne contacted me this week saying she needed to surrender Baylee because she could not afford the care that she desperately needed.
Baylee began having issues with her left eye in July and her right eye in October. She is partially blind and needs to see an eye specialist. She also started having blood in her urine this past week which is indicative of bladder stones. She had surgery for bladder stones about 2 years ago.
Suzanne can not afford these extra expenses due to her and her husband’s health issues. Suzanne was diagnosed in 2002 with Melanoma. It reared it’s ugly head again in June 2013. This past summer she had 16 lymph nodes removed with 1 having cancer cells. The current treatment she is on, makes her sick.
Lee, 64 yrs old, was diagnosed in 2006 with early onset Alzheimer’s. He was 57. It had progressed to the point where he had to be moved to an Alzheimer’s home in April 2013, over an hour away from home. Baylee was a lot of company to Lee and gave him some responsibility.
Suzanne and Lee have participated the last several years in the Alzheimer’s walk to raise awareness and donations. She has given of herself for a worthy cause and I hope you will agree that she is deserving of help in her time of need. Baylee would love to be able to spend the rest of her life with Cotton, the other Bichon in the family and Suzanne.
Baylee’s needs list:
$2500 – Specialist visit/surgery on eyes (possible removal), prescription food for bladder stones, surgery to remove stones.
Baylee’s wish list:
Food, treats and toys
How to help: We ask that you either make monitary donations via the chip in link and LHS will see to it that the money is used according to the families needs and wishes (i.e. pay vet directly or purchse items and give to them) or you can drop off items on the wish list to: 5593 Emerson Ct, Fairview, TX 75069. Please place on porch and label the bag accordingly (i.e. Family #2) so we know who to give the items to.
Thank you so much for your efforts to uplift and help a family and their fur kids in need this holiday season!! If you have any questions, please email pres@LegacyHumaneSociety.org