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HAPPY HANNAH experiencing "cold-like" symptons...low energy...
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ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12.  Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ!  No side effects.  We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments.  He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors!  Our love. Our funny little guy!

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OH Sally, my heart is breaking.  I am crying.  I was hoping so much that it wasn't mets 🙁  I am so sorry.  But like we tell everyone Hannah doesn't have a time stamp on her happy self.  Just love on her Sally which I know isn't a problem for you or Hannah to do.  We know how you feel and that the wind is knocked out of you. 


If you need to talk Sally send me a private message & I will give you my phone number



Michelle & Angel Sassy


Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
07/26/2006 - Sassy earned her wings 08/20/2013

05/04/2006 -  Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19  fought cancer for 4 months.

"You aren't doing it TO her, you are doing it FOR her. Give her a chance at life."

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Oh salt. This just isn't right. Damn cancer. I'm pissed. I'm just just mad. But happy Hannah doesn't know. She's just going to keep begging for food like the happy hungry girl she is.
We love you guys. Were here for you.
Big xoxoxoxo

Jill is a 9-year-old tuxedo kitty. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in June 2012 on her toe in her right hind leg. Her leg was amputated on 12/12/12 and she completed four rounds of chemo (2 of Carbo, 2 of Doxy) in April 2013. "Like" Jill's facebook page: https://www.fac.....tty?ref=hl Proud member of the WINTER WARRIORS!!!! Her blog can be read at xoxo

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Sally my heart hurts for you. We all love you both so much. SO much! I so wish I had the words you've had for so many when they have faced this. One day at a time .. One step ata time. Hannah is so lucky to have you. . We all are. .This is so not fair :(
big huge hugs. . I'm so speechless :(

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I'm so sad. I know your heart is breaking. We are all here for you.

Thinking about you and Happy Hannah, and sending lots of love.

With love,

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Ohh nooo sally, i dont know what to say! When i read your story last week i had to think about Chef it sounded simmilar.

I prayed for you that it was just a cold... SHIT! pardon my language what a nasty disease!


Hang in there and if you feel any need to talk to me please do, i know exactly what you feel right now



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I just saw your other post first. Dammit. Dammit. Dammit.

Cancer is awful. I'm so sorry Sally.

We all know what a blow this feels like, we understand your heartache and we are here for you.


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