This is about my Granddaughter Taylor, who just like me is the most avid PITBULL lover you can imagine. Taylor is now 13yrs old and was born with a form of Muscular Dystrophy called SMA or Spinal Muscular Atrophy. She has never been able to walk and has been in a wheelchair since she was a little girl.
Taylor is the most amazing little girl and I'm not saying this because she is my granddaughter.
She is always looking at the bright side of life, never without a smile on her face. She is an honor student and never complains about the many things we take for granted. She has spent time actively raising funds for MS and other children in need...and I am so proud of her...Just like me she loves dogs and helps with strays in her community of Winston Salem North Carolina. Tammy, Rocky and Duncan who are all Bully rescues are her best friends and Tammy even helps pull Taylor in her wheelchair. Taylor will give you a mouth full if she even thinks you might not be caring for your dog. If she sees a dog in need she does her best to help.
In her 13 years she has endured more than nine excruciating painful back surgeries, beginning with rods on each side of her spine for support and extensions added at the base of her neck as her body grows. Kids with SMA will suffocate without these surgeries because their spines cannot support their bodies and it crushes their lungs.
Every 6-8 years as her body grows she needs a bigger power wheelchair so she can get around. She goes to public school and takes the school bus. This power chair takes the place of her legs. Unlike California there is very little funds available for handicapped Children in her area. Her new wheelchair costs thousand of dollars and the family insurance will pay for all but about $6500 for the deductible which friends and family members are trying to raise. Please forward this to other animal lovers who might want to donate to this very needy cause and to a little girl who cares so much about people and abandoned dogs.
There is a link below to Fundrazr.com and I have added pictures of my very sweet girl and her three Bully buddies. I am deeply grateful to anyone who can give a small amount to get Taylor a new Power Wheelchair.
Love and Blessings, Pat
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