Hello! We need $6500 for surgery. Our sweet girl Lucy has a tumor behind her right eye. We have two options, to remove her eye or try to save the eye and just remove the tumor, which is a more costly way to go but we would like to save her eye. Of course we would all love her just the same with just one eye, but if we can save it we would! Lucy joined our family in 2015 to help my autistic son. He was struggling with self- regulation and had trouble calming down when he was over stimulated or anxious. We also though a dog would help him develop his motor skills and a sense of responsibility. She has helped in all the ways we were hoping for, and so many more. She is a source of comfort for all of us. What we didn’t expect at the time we got her was that she would help all of us heal from a difficult divorce and accept new husband as her own. She is protective, smart and so funny. She has incredible ability to sense when one of us id hurting or down and she nuzzles her big Boxer head into your body until she gets your attention and makes you feel better. She is my son’s best friend and she has brought him out of his shell. He is completely responsible for her care and does it perfectly every time. She has taught him responsibility, accountability, self- control and improved his communication skills. She has taught us all a thing or two about love. I have lost two other boxers to cancer, both were 10 when we lost them. Lucy is only 6! We can not lose her. If she does not have this removed it will most certainly grow or even worst spread to her brain. We can not afford the surgery. We bought a bad house that has ruined us financially. We are struggling to put food on the table and pay our bills. The house situation was not our fault, but it was especially not sweet Lucy’s fault. She does nothing but love us unconditionally. The vet has quoted a price of approximately $6000, but it does not include any medicines she would need or anything unexpected, nor does it include the initial visit too the specialist to access the eye, which is why I am requesting a bit more than that. We are so desperate to help Lucy and save her. We need her in our lives, especially my son. I implore you to help us as we have no one to turn to right now. Thank you for considering our sweet Lucy and our family.