Lucas Fuller is one determined young boy who doesn’t want to give up on his best friend dog, Bear. The 11-year-old was devastated when he found out that Bear was diagnosed with a rare fungal infection that can be fatal. But that didn’t stop the boy from doing whatever he can to save his dog’s life.
The 11-year-old had been distributing for hire flyers in his neighborhood in Pittsboro, Indiana.
Fuller had been offering services like mowing and trimming the lawn and even washing cars just to save up money for Bear, who was found to have blastomycosis. Someone took notice of this heartwarming gesture and posted it on Facebook and that’s when Lucas’ mission to save Bear was getting attention from the online community.
Bear’s condition affected his eye, lungs, lymph nodes skin and also appetite. The pooch has since lost 20 pounds. Bear had developed fungal pneumonia and was also sent to the ER.
Lucas’ mother, Karen, saw that people have responded to the photo, expressing their desire to help the kid. So Karen then set up a GoFundMe page for Lucas and Bear. According to the page, Bear had to receive treatment for six months to control the disease. A six-month-treatment would be a “financial struggle,” the Fullers admitted, but that doesn’t mean they’re giving up on Bear.
The Fullers, especially Lucas, refuse to give up on Bear.
The family’s goal is to have the campaign reach $2,000 but they got even more, apparently. At the time of this writing, the Fullers have raised $4780. Because of the outpouring support from strangers, Bear has since started his first round of treatment.
Karen has provided an update for Bear’s sponsors, writing that the dog gets new skin lesions almost every day. However, his appetite is improving and he can play occasionally. Bear’s treatment is ongoing and it’s a good thing that the Fullers have raised the money (even more) needed for the dog’s health.
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Blastomycosis causes fever in dogs, as well as other symptoms like shortness of breath, coughing, and fatigue. Currently, there is no vaccine available to prevent this sickness. Vets advise pet owners to avoid infected soils.
Source: Fox News