The community came together and raised enough money to pay for Kennedy’s surgery in less than 6 days of being diagnosed with cancer.
TIFFIN, Ohio – Remember that Kennedy the therapy dog from Tiffin?
After a short drive to the Columbus area, Kennedy was dropped off for surgery at MedVet Tuesday.
After learning of his cancer diagnosis, caregivers used social media to ask the community, where Kennedy has served for 8 years, to pay for his treatment.
And the support came in droves, raising the money needed for the operation in less than 6 days.
“We have had great community support and we have even received money from various cities and states. We were very overwhelmed by the amount of support and positive thoughts and wishes for Kennedy,” said Trisha Eidt, School Counselor Grade 3-5 Class for schools in the city of Tiffin.
His supervisors say some community members held cake sales, lemonade stands, and even a flea market to participate.
Now, in addition to being ready for his vital operation, Kennedy has enough money to spare to influence others as well.
â€œWe have a small cushion there for future treatments. And if that’s not necessary, we have future health care for Kennedy and for Ace and Cooper, our other dogs in our district, so we’re happy with that, â€said Suzanne Reinhart, a retired school counselor at TCS.
If all goes well, Kennedy should only need about 2 weeks of recovery time until he is fully back at the start of the coming school year.