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 Post subject: The Chance to See Again
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:17 pm 
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I am a foster parent for Camp Cocker and I have a dog named Stevie in my home. I wanted to share her story with you because last week we found out that blind Stevie has the opportunity to see again after being blind for at least a few years. It is so remarkable that I am still stunned. Here is Stevie's story:

Stevie was found blind and roaming the streets of LA hungry and alone. She was brought to an over-crowded, high kill shelter but she probably broke a record of living in the shelter for two months because the shelter staff just couldn't bear to put her to sleep. There were a lot of people that fell in love with her and tried very hard to find someone to save her but with no luck and the staff couldn't justify keeping her alive any longer. Right before she was going to be put to sleep, she was rescued by Camp Cocker in August of 2010. She lived the first few months at a boarding facility and got a foster home in May of 2011. It was discovered that she had a scar around her entire neck where a color or rope had embedded into the skin. She had clearly been an outside dog because she originally wanted to stay outside all the time. Once she realized that she could be inside, she not only embraced the indoors and has her place on the couch on the bed. She has limited hearing and coupled with being blind due to cataracts, it creates challenges for her.

Last Thursday Stevie went to what was thought would be just a routine eye exam with veternary eye specialist, Dr. Man Yoo in Fresno, California but the Dr. Yoo provided the best possible news, that Stevie would be able to see again if she got cataract surgery. This came as a surprise because when Stevie was first rescued she was seen by an eye doctor who stated that she was not a candidate for cataract surgery. Restoring Stevie's sight is particularly important because she becomes terrified when the other dog in the foster home barks and she buries her head in her foster mom's chest. She also gets scared when she is left alone and will go outside to wait for her foster mom even when it's cold and raining. If Stevie could see what is going on around her she would be a more confident and less fearful dog. She is an absolute sweetie and spends time at the local nursing home visiting with the residents. She is also going to start attending a literacy program at a local library where she will sit while children read to her. She has so much to give and she needs people like you to help give her a little boost. It was also discoverd that she is younger than what was thought and is probably around 10-years-old. If you would like to read more about Stevie, please go to her facebook page under Stevie Stanley.

Once the money has been raised, Stevie's surgery will be immediately scheduled and video will be shot of Stevie's first moments of seeing again. Please consider giving for Stevie's surgery, even if it's a few dollars, every single donation gets us closer to her surgery. ... ct-surgery

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