Category: Stories of Hope

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Nasal Osteosarcoma Patient Lives Purrfectly Ever After Cancer

We all love a good story, especially one that involves a princess. But like most fairy “tails,” this story includes some hardships along the way to a happy ending. Zoey was born in foster care to a pregnant stray – a sleek, black mama cat. Once she was old enough, Zoey (who was named Snow […]

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One Cure Clinical Trials

Littermates Annie And Ollie Race Again, But This Time For A Cure

From the moment Kim Thomsen first met greyhounds, she was hooked. “My husband, Pat, and I had just lost our first dog together, a basenji, from lymphoma,” said Kim. “A month later, Pat was mobilized by the Army Reserve and moved away,” said Kim. “I was pretty sad and a bit lonely when I stopped […]

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Our Team

FACC Oncology Technician Shares Her Personal Pet Cancer Story

I’d like to think my career as an oncology technician at the Flint Animal Cancer Center has prepared me for my own dogs’ cancer stories. I’d love to believe that I’ve been able to think through the entire process in a rational and cerebral manner, never waffling through decision-making, only entertaining realistic thoughts, and certainly […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

One Dog’s Journey with Osteosarcoma

It got too hard. We were supposed to travel to Maine on August 21 for a week with the family on Damariscotta Lake but the days without eating started getting longer and the good days were dwindling in numbers, so we cancelled our trip and headed to the mountains. Otis had a great week up […]

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One Cure Clinical Trials

Retired K9 Finds New Way to Serve After Cancer Diagnosis

PD, short for Police Dog, was born to serve. As a Czechoslovakian shepherd, it came pretty naturally. He spent his first three years training to become a police service dog with a former K9 officer and police dog breeder from Fort Collins, Colo. Following this training, PD joined the Colorado Springs Police Department in 2010 […]

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One Cure Clinical Trials

Seamus the Wonder Dog: Hope on Three Legs

On New Year’s Day 2017 we loaded our three dogs into the car to go for a walk in Garden of the Gods, near where we live in Colorado Springs. Later that evening our golden retriever began to limp and favor his right hind leg. I suspected he may have injured it getting out of […]

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One Cure Clinical Trials

Meet Cali, Three-Time Cancer Survivor

“Cali joined our family when she was seven weeks old,” said Misty, a veterinary anesthesia technician at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. “Since the day we brought her home, she’s been easy-going and happy.” A typical yellow lab, Cali is kind and gentle. “She loves to snuggle in bed with the kids and beg for […]