Money raised via Face­book as Jazzy’s fight touches hearts

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

LOV­ABLE Staffy ‘Jazzy’ has touched the hearts of the Whit­sun­day com­mu­nity.

On July 10, Jazzy’s owner Tina Cionti from Ju­bilee Pocket had to rush her to dog to James Cook Univer­sity’s Vet Emer­gency Hos­pi­tal in Townsville where she was di­ag­nosed with Lym­phoma.

Lym­phoma is a group of blood cell tu­mours that de­velop from lym­pho­cytes.

Ms Cionti knew that the pet in­sur­ance she just joined would not cover the costs to help her and get her treat­ment.

To her un­ex­pected de­light, three Whit­sun­day res­i­dents Ch­eryl McCosh, Ker­stin Alt­mann and Suz Crab­tree cre­ated a Face­book page called ‘Jazzy's Fight’.

The Face­book page gained 100 likes on its first day.

Ms Cionti felt very hum­bled by the re­sponse and soon enough money was raised for Jazz to start che­mothe­r­a­phy treat­ment.

“Our amaz­ing com­mu­nity as well as other beau­ti­ful peo­ple from neigh­bour­ing towns and other parts of Aus­tralia do­nated over $4000,” she said.

One month on and Jazzy is still fight­ing strong, re­ceiv­ing her sev­enth round of chemo yes­ter­day in Mackay.

“She’s do­ing fine but she still has a long way to go,” Ms Cionti said.

Jazzy is pre­dicted to re­ceive an­other 19 rounds of chemo.

Ms Cionti said she is eter­nally grate­ful for the com- mu­nity’s sup­port.

“This has been a very hum­bling ex­pe­ri­ence and my grat­i­tude to th­ese amaz­ing peo­ple is over­whelm­ing and I feel so to­tally blessed to be part of this com­mu­nity,” she said.

POS­I­TIVE PUP: Jazzy high fives the cam­era af­ter her lat­est round of chemo­ther­apy at JCU ve­teri­nary in Townsville.

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