KarmaLaunch is incredibly excited to team up with ReSurge International; a globally-recognized charity specializing in reconstructive surgery, training, and patient follow-up in developing nations. Founded in 1969, ReSurge has been a pioneer in demonstrating that physical rehabilitation not only healed the body, but was instrumental in reintegrating people back into society.
Flash forward nearly 50 years, and ReSurge International is now responsible for performing more than 100,000 life-changing surgeries in 15 countries to children and adults with clefts, disabling burns, hand traumas and other disfigurements and injuries. ReSurge envisions a world in which no human being suffers physically or emotionally from a repairable congenital deformity or injury. To reach that vision, ReSurge partners with volunteers and overseas medical partners to both provide surgical care and to educate and empower local medical professionals so that high-quality surgical access is available year-round, now and for generations to come.
Please help support this incredible organization by purchasing one or more of their hooded or long-sleeve tees.
Meet Porsche the Boxer! Porsche was born with a cleft palate and was the runt of the litter. Sadly, her momma rejected her right after being born. The owner decided to give Porsche a fighting chance and surrendered her to Dr. Debbie Goode with Westwood Veterinary Hospital.
Dr. Goode took Porsche in when she was only 1 day old. She is now 10 weeks old and is starting to eat meatballs. Porsche is gaining weight and getting stronger by the day. She is such a fighter!
Porsche will need to undergo corrective surgery to fix her cleft palate so she will be able to eat on her own. Guidelines for surgery at that age vary widely—some veterinarians prefer them to be 8-12 weeks, while others recommend treating puppies with this condition when they are 6+ months old due to decreased effect on the development of dentition, or the arrangement of the teeth. Porsche will be evaluated for surgery when she’s at least 2 lbs/1kg (would not be a safe anesthesia candidate before that) or larger. We’ll make a call on when we do surgery at that point. The surgery will be easier the larger she is.
The initial surgery will cost at least $2500, however, revisions are very common with this type of procedure.
KarmaLaunch is excited to help support Porsche and Dr. Goode with another great t-shirt fundraiser. You can purchase your “I LOVE BOXERS” shirt with the above link.
Meet Mikyla! She fell in love with basketball when she was in the 5th grade, she’s been passionate ever since. The competitive nature of the sport allows Mikyla to continuously hone her skills while learning from others. She credits her longtime coach Lonnie who has taught her everything she knows about the game of basketball. Continue reading “Team USA Basketball”
We’ve all seen flooding caused by natural events such as tropical storms and hurricanes, even in areas with built-in flood protection. However, more recently we are seeing flash-flooding in areas not historically hit by storms, so areas are unprepared to handle a sudden deluge of water. This is caused by low pressure systems moving throughout the south and dumping torrential rainfall throughout many southern cities, most notably in Louisiana. Continue reading “Louisiana Flood Fundraiser”
Meet Harley a one year old golden retriever that loves to people watch at the park and eat as much peanut butter as his mom will allow. Harley has the most loving family that will do absolutely everything to ensure his health and happiness. That is why it was so hard to learn that Harley was diagnosed with a luxating patella in his right knee 3 months ago. A luxating patella means that any physical movement of his knee and his kneecap will dislocate.
Life Of Harley The Dog T-Shirt
Harley hasn’t been able to run, jump, swim or even walk without issues. That was until his family decided to go through with a very expensive surgery to repair his right knee. While the surgery went well it took a toll on Harley and his mom. Harley was in a lot of pain after surgery and required 24 hour care, the emotional strain has affected everyone. As Harley began getting better his family noticed he began limping on his left leg.
They were relieved when the vet said it was only inflammation around his growth plate. However even after treating him for an inflamed left knee, his limp only got worse. After more x-rays and tests the vet had less than positive news; Harley had a grade 3 luxating patella in his left knee. Harley needs surgery again, in less than a month after his first one.
The emotional and financial strain Harley’s family has endured the past three months has been very hard. With Harley’s family is still trying to pay for his first surgery he is already scheduled for his second one.
Harley’s mom needs heros today to help get her one year old puppy back. She has created a shirt “Harley Supporters Unite” that can be purchased for $13 at KarmaLaunch. All the proceeds will go towards Harley and his road to recovery. Harley’s Mom created this shirt to show people that they are heros, they are helping to save her family and they should know that they are making a difference in her life and saving Harley’s.
Connect with KarmaLaunch on Facebook and Instagram to help spread the word and save Harley’s life!
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