For each PuppyUp Walk, the Event Manager and their Walk Team select both a Human Cancer Hero and a Canine Cancer Hero, to be honored during the Walk ceremonies.
These Heroes are chosen because of their exemplary attitude towards their particular type of cancer, showing bravery and hopefulness in their fight against this terrible disease.
The 2019 Canine Hero is Miss Lilly Morgan. Her story is shown below.
Our eyes met, she backed up and growled at me, I picked her up and laughed. Lily (Lil’ Bear) had been thrown over the fence at the Humane Society at approximately 10 weeks old. I worked with her to prepare her for the perfect home and she chose imperfect me.
Ten years later here we are… most days I still give her space, but there are days I just grab that fuzzy face and plant a big kiss on it. She tolerates me and at times even comes to me for a little love.
She was diagnosed with stomach cancer. We are going to fight this as only two feisty red heads can… with all our might. We would appreciate your prayers.