Over these last few days of reflection on our first year fostering and blogging, we have become acutely aware of how lucky we have been with regard to fast adoptions, wonderful support, and great health of our fosters. I think our experience is the norm. But many foster families find themselves with a foster who needs a little extra help.
SuperLevi is being fostered by our friends A and E in Chicago. He’s a fantastic young adult dog who could scarcely be more charming. However, even superheroes are not invincible. Levi has been diagnosed with a congenital eye condition that will cause him to lose his vision over time — unless he has surgery. The surgery Levi needs can fix his condition and make his super-vision as good as new. But it costs more than $2,000.
Levi’s rescue will step up and help save Levi’s eyes, but the price tag is more than they are prepared for. So Levi’s superhero foster parents A and E have decided to launch a monumental effort to raise the money needed for Levi’s surgery. They have organized a superhero walk for people and dogs in Chicago to raise awareness and money for Levi, and have even had these adorable SuperLevi t-shirts and bandanas designed for the event:
The goodies are available to those living outside the Chicago area too — and if that weren’t already enough to get excited about, they have thrown in some very cool dog-related gear as raffle prizes — hop over to A & E’s blog for details!