Last year, I did R4R with a new goal in mind. To dedicate my run to Michele. She had just been diagnosed with cancer and I was so inspired by her strength. Hence the birth of our #MicheleStrong campaign. She’s a vital part of K9Spirit Rescue Org. and without her really the spirit just isn’t the same. She’s battled cancer for almost two years now and been through it all- I mean chemo, radiation, surgeries, setbacks after setbacks and endless hospitalizations. Through it all she’s still managed to foster dogs, take dogs to and from vet appointments, adoptions events etc. Now that’s what I call a warrior. When she’s not taking care of dogs, she’s taking care of us. All of us. Always going out of her way for everyone.
This year, we’re back with a vengeance 💪🏼 If nothing, not even cancer stops Michele...well what the heck are we all doing?! Our team goal this year is $25,000. And my personal goal is $5,000. Yes, we are reaching for the stars. And me personally, I don’t know how I’ll pull this off but I have faith that people will see just how important this work is to me and our team.
There are many good rescues out there. However, I know what sets K9SPIRIT apart. It would be nice if we had the time and resources to make those sad videos of our “saves”. Maybe it will earn us more fans. But quite frankly, it’s not even really Stacy (our founder’s) style nor anyone from this team. It’s just save, save, save a life day in and out. No need for accolades, just rescue and repeat. So please allow me to share just a few of our special rescues this year.
These are just a few stories that keep us determined to keep this rescue going. Please help us. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and what gives us the monetary cushion we need to be able to keep rescuing the ones that we do. As you can see, they’re not cheap. They are the ones that we feel people let down the most. But we can’t. And we won’t. Rescue isn’t easy. Rescue never stops. Even on the hardest days, we keep going. And we keep going because we are #MicheleStrong.