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Furry Needs Our Help For Donations For Heart Surgery

02/02/2011
By: Lucky Wolf

Sorty and his son KodaOne of our own greatly really needs our help. SportyPup, who is a local Georgia fur needs to have surgery due to a bad valve in his heart. This particular condition is called Valvular Heart Disease, and if not treated will cause heart failure. The surgery will take $40,000 total, but needs $16,500 up front, just to be able to have the surgery. The remaining $24,000 will be billed later, so he needs to get this money soon. The longer Sporty has to wait for the surgery, the greater the risk is of heart failure. The hope is to have enough to be able to have the surgery later this month in Asheville, NC., but only if the doctor see’s that the amount needed will come in quickly after.

Sporty, is currently 30 years old, but will be 31 in March. Besides being a furry and occasional fursuiter, he is also a father of a 3 1/2 year old boy, named Koda. Sporty currently lives in Macon, Georgia.

Sporty and friends are now asking for donations towards the surgery through paypal. Even if you’re only able to donate a couple dollars anything helps, so they ask everyone who reads this to please donate something. Friend’s are even putting items up on thedealersden.com to help raise money. Sporty is a really awesome guy, and really needs our help to make this happen. You can make a donation too, through the paypal link below.

Even with all the drama that goes on in this fandom, I have also seen this fandom do a lot of good, and really come together when one of our own needs help, and I would hope this no exception.


FNN Editor’s note: I do not know SportyPup personally. The details of his current situation have been verified through several well respected community members.

Charity Auction Commissions from 11 Furry Artists
Charity Auction for German Shepherd Full Fursuit by Roofur.com
Charity Auction at The Dealers Den
Charity Auction for Dragon Fursuit head and Fur
SportyPup’s FA Page
Sinabu’s LJ Posts about Sporty’s condition

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6 responses

  1. Pingback: Eleven Furry Artists come together in support of SportyPup | Furry News Network

  2. Steeleheart

    Seen on Twitter:

    http://www.georgiafurs.com/ Fur needs $16,500 up front for necessary heart surgery. Donations are being taken. Help if you can.

    February 5, 2011 at 4:02 am

  3. I wish the best for him. I don’t know him personally, either, but I do wish that he gets enough money to make a full and healthy recovery. Good luck, Sporty Pup!

    February 6, 2011 at 3:25 am

  4. Fox

    This is just sad. First off for him. And second off there treating him as if he does not come up with the cash you die. What’s wrong with this country! To everyone that complains about social care and health care reform I want you to see who it really hurts!

    My best wishes go out to him.

    February 9, 2011 at 8:36 pm

  5. Pingback: Update on SportyPup’s Condition | Furry News Network

  6. I love how we can come together as a community like this. I’m glad there are resources that can verify legitimate calls for help and provide a call to action. The pay-pal donate button made donating very easy. :3

    From his his FA journal ( http://www.furaffinity.net/journals/sportypup/ ) it seems like he was able to have his surgery and is well on his way to recovery. Way to go, guys~!

    March 12, 2011 at 2:34 am

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