November Epilepsy Awareness Month 2019

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To close out November epilepsy awareness month, my huMom, under my direction has put together a video. Please paws for a few minutes to watch & join me in spreading epilepsy awareness year round.

Enjoy the day.

CEO Olivia 

No One Should Have To Lose a Beloved Family member because of the Cost of Fighting Epilepsy

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Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. As I mentioned last week, my huMom & I are always sniffing out information & making connections on the inter webs. We follow several pages & groups that are about Canine Epilepsy.

One topic that almost never comes up is how expensive living with canine epilepsy can be. There is a lot of social stigma about discussing finances & people who are just scraping by are often too embarrassed to discuss their situation.

Many good dogs, myself included must take a cocktail of medications every day. Each one of them is costly. Some epilepsy medications are only available through a compound pharmacy which increases the cost even more. Then there is the added cost of prescription fees. On top of that annual blood work (mine are due this month) is mandatory to monitor the health of Liver & Kidneys. Both organs can be stressed by AEDs (anti epileptic medication).

For some canine epi warriors, emergency runs to an animal hospital happen as well, which can also result in a huge medical bill.

It’s for these reasons we support the Wally Foundation ~ Canine Epilepsy. Their mandate is simple; to offer financial assistance to those who have an epileptic companion animal & are struggling financially. As I’ve stated in previous posts, Rick Selwood, founder & director of the foundation believes no one should have to lose a beloved family member because of the cost of fighting epilepsy.

With this being, “the season of giving”, I’m asking everyone who is able, to make a holiday donation to the Wally Foundation ~ Canine Epilepsy. I’m sure it will make you feel absolutely pawsome to know you’ll be helping to keep a family together or helping a lonely senior from being completely alone.

You could start by entering my silent auction. November is Epilepsy Awareness Month & this year I’m observing it by raising money for the Wally Foundation by auctioning off some wooftastic items. All the details are pinned to the top of my Facebook page, “Oh, the life of Olivia“.

If you’d like to simply make a cash donation, you can do it through PayPal.

rselwood1@verizon.net

Many  nose nudges ❤  from me to everyone who pawticipates.

*Please note that I am not a recipient of the Wally Foundation.

CEO Olivia

 

 

Olivia’s Barkday Card Drive

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CEO Olivia

Hi everyone, CEO Olivia here. Very soon it will be June 21st. Not only is it the 1st day of Summer, it’s also my Barkday! I will be turning 8 years young this year. To celebrate I’m asking everyone to join my card drive on behalf of our charity of choice, the Wally Foundation. They help qualifying families, Rescues & Shelters with the costs of AED’s (anti epileptic drugs)& also collect & redistribute medications that have been donated.

I have been blessed to be shown such love & support, through social media, from all over the world. I want to give back & help my fellow epi-warriors. They are the good dogs & cats that like me, live with epilepsy.

So here’s what I’d like for my Barkday this year, please send me a Barkday card with a $1 donation for the Wally Foundation. You can also make your donation digitally through PayPal, the account is wally@thewallyfoundation.com  If you use PayPal leave a note & just say, “Olivia’s Barkday”. Either way, in return, I’ll enter you into a draw for a Knotty Toy for Good Dogs prize pack that will include:

  • A Big Gnaw from Knotty Toys for Good Dogs
  • A Pack of delicious Gib Nibs donated by Sassy’s Goodies
  • A copy of, “What’s Wrong with Gibson”, donated by Dorothy Wills-Raftery of FiveSibes
  • A Purple Bracelet donated by epi warrior Lexi & her HooMom, Yvette of Feathered Sunsets
  • A Purple T Shirt designed by Dean Russo & an engraved Dog Tag donated by Critter Comforts.
  • A $25 USD Amazon gift card donated by Rick Selwood, executive director of the Wally Foundation

Although the Wally Foundation is in the U.S.A. it helps out worldwide, so together we can help the global community of Canine Epi-Warriors. I believe that no family should be forced to decide their good dogs fate due to financial stress. Epilepsy is costly to manage & there is no shame in needing assistance.

You can send your card to me at:

Olivia c/o Knotty Toys for Good Dogs

P.O. Box 125, Coe Hill, ON.

K0L 1P0, Canada

Thank you everyone.

CEO Olivia in a Purple ScarfCEO Olivia