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Down the Rabbit Hole: Remembering my Ampuversary

On November 22, 2006, I flew down the rabbit hole.

When I woke up, I felt so much better.

My leg was missing, but my pack was complete. We were together and that’s all that mattered. The doctor said something about “cancer” and I knew it was bad when Mom and Dad started crying a lot.

But did I let that cancer thing get me down? Nooooo way!

Who knew that in the next few years, my pack and I would travel all over the place, meet lots of cool people and dawgs, and gather a community made up of the most loving, caring, kind and funny humans in the world?

Who knew that my pawrents would find their passion from such a sad thing, and turn it into something more uplifting and pawsitive for them…and so many other people all over the world? Wow!

To my Tripawds family, thank you for creating one of the most beautiful communities on this planet. For you continue to spread the lesson I was born to share, which was that even in our darkest hour, we can all find something hoppy to celebrate and take comfort from.

Cheers to you, Tripawds family! Thank you for making my ampuversary remembrance something to celebrate!

10 Responses to “Down the Rabbit Hole: Remembering my Ampuversary”

  1. We are so touched everypawdy, thank you for the beautiful thoughts. The world is a beautiful place with pawrents and Tripawds like you in it.

  2. It makes me sad to think that you are not here in the flesh to share in the peace your legacy has created. Your parents keep you alive in our minds through your story. I am so thankful for this place. Your life will be remembered always because there is a place to find healing and emotional support because of you. Many blessing Jerry and family, thank you for your gift.
    Elizabeth and Sammy

  3. Spirit Jerry, the day you fell down the rabbit hole little did you know what a mircale and blessing you became to so so many that day. You became a life line for me and so many others. Your legacy will live on and continue to give strength to so many. Thank You.

    Jo Ann & Tasha

  4. Spirit Jerry…we thank YOU for how you have touched all of our lives! Tripawds community ROCKS! RIP Jerry.

    Tracy & Maggie

  5. kismet. like a butterfly flying through a clear blue sky, you reach out and touch so many lives in so many ways. spirit jerry, you are a true blessing!

    charon & gayle

  6. Thank you Jerry. Were it not for you, I would not have met so many wonderful people, including your Mom and Dad.

    You should be so proud of your legacy…no pun intended about the leg. 🙂

    Lincoln’s Mom

  7. Thank you Jerry! What a difference you have made for so many families. Words cannot express how special you and your legacy are.

  8. Carmen (Catie's Mom) November 22, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Oh Jerry, your remarkable, exquisite spirit shines on and on and on and on, and has touched, inspired, comforted and connected too many of us to count.

  9. Thank YOU Jerry and your pawrents for creating this support system for us all!

  10. thank you Spirit Jerry & pawrents. You have certainly given me strength and guidance. You are a rare breed!
    xo, mandy &kenmore

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