The Best Wish Ever
When 5-year-old Carly was granted a wish through the Make-a-Wish- Foundation, she didn’t hesitate in asking for a Golden Retriever puppy.
Carly had been diagnosed with cancer shortly after their family’s beloved Golden Retriever, Clover, had passed away. As the little girl struggled through chemotherapy and radiation treatments, a therapy dog named Grisson lifted her spirits, but still Carly wished for a puppy of her own. That wish became reality last Christmas, when Carly received Gracie. Her mother Jaime notes, “That’s when their beautiful story began and continues to grow with each passing day.”
Gracie – Carly’s best friend
Jaime had heard about the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study
prior to Gracie’s arrival and was immediately intrigued by it. She felt the study could have an important impact on both veterinary and human medicine.
“So much has been done for our family since Carly’s illness—things that in a lifetime could still never be repaid,” Jaime says. “What we continually strive to do is to pay-forward as much as we can. Enrolling Gracie into this study not only does that, but the implications could be potentially historical.”
Gracie has made a huge difference in Carly’s life. They are fast becoming best friends and have even started to share clothes! Although Carly’s struggle isn’t over yet, she now has an amazing companion to
help her in her fight
against cancer, and as part of the Golden study, Gracie is helping in the fight against canine cancer, too. Gracie is indeed the best wish ever.
To learn more about Morris Animal Foundation and our other programs please visit morrisanimalfoundation.org.