Benefits: U of M College of Veterinary Medicine--Dr. Modiano Oncology Research Fund
www.georgiacancerfund.org
Goal $ 7,000.00
83.74% towards our goal
DONOR LIST
Anonymous
$ 25.00
4-Paw Agility Club Of N. GA
$ 155.00
4-Paw Agility Club of North Georgia Obedience Trial - 7/17/15
Clarksville Kennel Club
$ 1,078.00
Agility B-Match Fundraiser – Murfreesboro, TN – August 1, 2015
Boxer Club Of Western NY
$ 220.00
Fundraiser - 9/5/15
Jim & Karen Emerson
$ 50.00
In memory of the beautiful, smart, "Mickee." GCH Breho Emerson Dream Walkin', CGC, BN, CD, RE, RATN.
Julie And Debbie
$ 50.00
Without Jake, we would not have our wonderful boxer babies. It is time to find a cure for this horrible disease that has taken far too many boxers away from us way too early. Thank you for sharing Jake with us! We love you!
Kimberly
$ 20.00
I have lost many Boxers to cancer, family Boxers, I enjoyed watching Mickee. She touched a lot of people. <3 I am very sorry for your loss.
Anonymous
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The Redbird Gang
$ 50.00
We're so sorry for your loss. Mickee was one in a million.
Robin Vaughan....Dixie Boxers
$ 50.00
In honor of the beautiful MBISS GCh. Breho Emerson Dream Walkin', CGC, BN, CD, RE, RatN, "Mickee"......Gone too early, but never forgotten and forever loved.
Anonymous
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Norrie Falgoust & Jewel
$ 10.00
I wish I could give more in Rocket's name, but am currently dealing with recent diagnosis of histiocytic sarcoma in Jewel. Rocket was a sweetie and I will miss seeing him and hearing his name at Barn Hunt events! Hugs to Susan and Connie!
Sue McCormick
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In memory of Rocket.
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Anonymous
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Judith Anne Mitchell
$ 100.00
In remembrance of AnnaBelle for your 8th Birthday - March 1, 2016. I will love you always and miss your sweet kisses little marshmallow girl.
Atlanta Golden Retriever Club
$ 750.00
Agility B-Match Fundraiser - Pendleton, SC - February 13, 2016
Jennifer Walker
$ 55.00
Portion of sales from my Thirty-One party
Renee & Lloyd Fulcer
$ 609.00
Raised by Lloyd and Renee Fulcer and the Exhibitors of the Medallion Rottweiler Club Agility Trial April 2016.
Alice And George
$ 50.00
In honor of Judith Aguilar's boxer Desert's All That Jazz at Arundel (Jazzy) earning her conformation championship.
Fred And Sue
$ 100.00
In Memory of Molly Kemp
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Keith And Cheryl Robbins
$ 100.00
In honor of our sweet Georgia's life and her record breaking Agility honors. And to cheer on your new future star, Minnie B and her great beginning in Agility!
Alice And George
$ 50.00
In memory of Am/Can Champion Desert's Kid Rock, Judith and Armando Aguilar's beloved Cole.
Anonymous
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Alice And George
$ 50.00
In honor of Judith and Armando Aguilar, and all they do for their dogs. Merry Christmas!
Kelli
$ 200.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Greater Kingsport Kennel Club
$ 300.00
White Pine, TN - Agility Match Fundraiser, October 13, 2017
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Pure Joy:

The Georgia Buchla Cancer Research Fund initiative, a fundraising effort benefiting the Dr. Modiano's U of M Veterinary Medicine Oncology Research Fund, was begun in the name of Georgia, our history-making agility Boxer. From her debut at the American Boxer Club National Specialty in 2010, where she wowed the crowd with her uncontrolled exuberance during the obedience recall "fail," to only a year later becoming the youngest Boxer in US history to earn the Master Agility Champion Title (MACH), to becoming the only Boxer ever to earn 7 MACHs, the ride with Georgia was nothing but pure joy. 

The Day Our World Changed:

On September 10, 2014, after a weekend agility trial in what we hoped would be a routine visit to the veterinarian, Georgia, was diagnosed with metastasized hemangiosarcoma (an incurable and aggressive form of cancer) at the young age of 6. The oncologist's educated guess was that Georgia might have only 1 to 4 weeks left based on the fact that there were masses on her spleen and liver, and nodules in her lungs. As the reality of the situation sank in, we started to ponder all that lay ahead. As a result, we withdrew Georgia from further agility competitions, concluding that her career was over.

Guidance From A Friend:

While we were still in shock over this unexpected turn of events, Jasmine Lyon, a close friend and our agility trainer, reached out to offer her support. We discussed our fears, hopes, and how to proceed knowing that we could not predict Georgia's future in light of this diagnosis. Jasmine suggested we evaluate how Georgia was feeling that upcoming weekend and to consider allowing Georgia one last run in agility, knowing that participating in agility events with Todd brought her such joy. With a very short window of opportunity, we made the decision to go for it and to celebrate Georgia's agility career together with friends for one last time. With 19 double Qs and needing only 1 more to earn another MACH title, Georgia ran her final agility runs on September 13, 2014, three days after her diagnosis and her first chemo treatment. 

In true Georgia fashion, she wrote a story book ending to her agility career, running her heart out for Todd and earning MACH9 to the cheers and tears of many friends in attendance whose hearts were also broken by this terrible news. What an incredible gift she gave us that day and a fitting close to an incredible agility journey. 


 

 

Fighting A Good Fight:

Also in true Georgia fashion, she amazed her oncologist and vet techs when she responded so well to the chemotherapy treatments. We were reminded, however, that hemangiosarcoma is not curable and Georgia could have 10 days or 3 years. Unfortunately, as much as Georgia fought, she could not overcome this cancer and succumbed on December 27, 2014. We are comforted in knowing that Georgia was never sick throughout her treatment and even on her last day on Earth, she was playful and happy. While we are devastated and heart-broken, we are so grateful for having 3 ½ months after her diagnosis to enjoy every moment we could with her and ensure she knew how much we loved her. We soaked in every extra moment we were given with her - taking walks on her favorite trails, watching her give her brother the stink eye when he got out of line, giving her a home cooked diet of yummy meats and veggies, and having her with us at Thanksgiving & Christmas. 

Georgia's journey is complete but unfortunately, until we have a cure, others will also have to walk this devastating path. It is our desire, more than ever, to do our part to give our beloved companions the best chance for a future in which this dreaded silent killer is defeated. We feel the best way to do this is to use this opportunity to raise funds that will go 100% directly to fund canine cancer research. If you are like us, whether you own a Boxer or another breed, you know that the day will come that you will have to say goodbye to your beloved friend and all too often, the reason for these sad occasions is cancer. We hope you will join us in honoring Georgia, and thousands of other dogs well-loved dogs that have fought cancer, by considering a tax-deductible donation to the Modiano Oncology Lab at the Animal Cancer Care and Research Program, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. All funds donated will go directly to fund canine cancer research. No amount is too small to help us fund research that will hopefully one day result in making progress towards eradicating this dreaded disease and other cancers affecting our canine friends.

We are so thankful for the friendship, support, and love we have come to know through Georgia. It is amazing to know how much the time we had with her affected our lives for the positive and will continue to do so as her legacy to us. We have been richly blessed!  

For more information on how you can contribute to canine cancer research by submitting blood/tumor samples from affected dogs, please visit www.georgiacancerfund.org.  

Sincerely,

Todd & Sherry Buchla

"The bond with a true DOG is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be." - Konrad Lorenz  

(The video below documents Georgia's diagnosis and final agility runs.  Her tribute video - "Georgia Tribute - A Call To Action" can be found at www.youtube.com/sherrybuchla.)

 

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