Anonymous donor helps dog and family in need
Sep 28, 2011
Adopting Chase, a mellow dog, had helped the Gessner family as they struggle to care for their two children - a 22-year-old who is undergoing chemotherapy after his diagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma, and a 12-year-old who was diagnosed with a severe anxiety disorder, 9 News.com reports.
The dog helped the younger son, Jack, calm down and takes his mind off of things while his older brother was in chemo. However, soon Chase fell ill, too, and the veterinarians said it was cancer.
"I thought, 'you have got to be kidding me. Two cancers in one year. We can't do it,'" mother Christy Gessner told the news source. Aside from the heartache of the news, the family had not finished paying for their older son's medical bills.
An anonymous donor offered to pay for Chase's $1,000-plus chemotherapy, which he now receives weekly. Veterinarians say the treatment will help him make a 100 percent recovery because they caught the tumor early.
"Maybe God knew we would know who to deal with cancer and that's why he sent Chase to us," Gessner told the news source.