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123 Comments

Reply FCDMF
2:47 PM on November 16, 2020 

David Randazzo says...
We have a 12 y/o male GSD named Stark. He's had DM now for approximately three yrs now and I'm afraid he's approaching the later stages of this horrible and cruel disease. My wife and I do everything we can do for him to make life as comfortable as possible and somewhat happy but like I said its getting close to the end of the good fight now. I just want to thank this wonderful organization for what they do and I pray that one day you do find a cure. May God bless all those who have lost their beloved furkids and all those dedicated researches and scientists who WILL find that cure.

We are so sorry your Stark is reaching the end of his journey David, but it is clear he will take his families love with him in his heart as we know he will leave his wonderful memories and love in your hearts.

Reply David Randazzo
2:35 PM on November 13, 2020 
We have a 12 y/o male GSD named Stark. He's had DM now for approximately three yrs now and I'm afraid he's approaching the later stages of this horrible and cruel disease. My wife and I do everything we can do for him to make life as comfortable as possible and somewhat happy but like I said its getting close to the end of the good fight now. I just want to thank this wonderful organization for what they do and I pray that one day you do find a cure. May God bless all those who have lost their beloved furkids and all those dedicated researches and scientists who WILL find that cure.
Reply Lee Ward
3:11 PM on October 9, 2020 
Glad to have found you
Reply Cindy McKenzie
8:26 AM on September 14, 2020 
My boy is 13 yrs and was diagnosed last July. Walking him has helped him to retain his musle mass. I don't know what we would do with out him.
Reply Judy
1:24 PM on April 11, 2020 
I lost my dog recently due to advancing Degenerative Mylopathy. It is such a horrible disease to watch you loved one loose control of their body but their mind still the same. Putting my dog Abby down, who still knew me and had so much more life to live, was probably the hardest thing I will ever do in my life. I pray that a cure will be found to save future dogs and it will push forward for a cure for ALS also. Good bless you all!
Reply Linda Struve
9:54 PM on November 9, 2019 

Thank you a milion times over for all your very hard work, tears for our loses and precious time.

Reply Linda Bruce
6:11 PM on October 21, 2019 
One of the DM groups on Face Book msg me that you are the one that handles donation and lending of equipment. I knew may 7.5 yr old very large male GSD has 2 copies of the gene that causes DM at age 5 after we had a Heath DNA test done . He is 7.5 yrs. now and is knuckling rear paws already and crossing rear legs etc. I thought I had more time, not so. We are looking to get equipment , wheels, harness an I am ordering boots for him if I can figure the best for him. We live in the Blue Ridge mtns in Young Harris Ga and we walk with him and our other 2 dogs. We are retired with very limited income and after looking online , wheels can be 1000 or more for dog his size. My husband is disabled vet so can?t help much with getting him around . I would like to know if you have donated wheels that we could purchase. I have not had much luck. Most want close to what they are new800-900 for dog his size. I cannot imagine putting him down such a wonderful dog simply cause his legs can?t carry him. I know the time will come to soon when he is completely immobile. Suggestions you can give will be really appreciated. Thank You, Linda Bruce
Reply Jennifer Gross
12:05 PM on November 13, 2018 
Very glad to have found you
Reply Tammy Stapleton
11:19 AM on March 23, 2018 
May we have a prayer or a moment of silence for our baby lost on March 20th, 2018... Grandma's "MARLEY HENDRIX MORRISON" may he rest in peace and know how much he's loved & missed. This is an awful disease & it's so hard to watch your baby dog suffer thru it. My son took his boy & he couldn't even stay til Marley was completely gone, he broke down & had to leave... I would of held Marley in my arms until they made me leave. He was my angel, he helped me when I needed him the most. I just want everyone to know how hard it is to watch them & only be able to help so much. He can't be replaced, he was 1 of a kind. And I want to thank all of you for the tremendous work you do & the determination you have in finding the cur for DM. My prayers are with you & I will educate others as much as I can. R.I.P. MARLEY
Reply Tammy Stapleton
1:32 AM on March 7, 2018 
Signing guestbook to show my support for Project New Hope. My son's 10 year old German Shepherd/Pitbull mix, "Marley" has DM and we want to spread the word for a Cure or prevention of this disease in the future. It is a very sad thing to live through, knowing there's not really anything you can do to stop this terrible disease. Watching your pet suffer through this is no different than if it were your own child. Our pets are our children. My son has come to terms with the fact that Marley's not going to get better. I have done a lot of research on this disease since 2mos ago when we found out he has DM. I did read an article about a veterinarian who has actually had an 80% cure/remission to DM. He has been studying a cure for 20yrs with 3 other veterinarian's. I read the complete articles and it actually was not to difficult of a regimen to follow to attempt to put DM into remission. It consisted of home cooked diet, herbals, exercise and 1 medication. Currently we are considering your program due to my son's suffering with Marley's suffering. Thank you and all the volunteers for your hard work dedication and support.
Reply Sue Royston
1:33 PM on March 3, 2018 

My best friend Rosie, a purebred GSD had DM and passed away in May 2016, nearing 13 yo. For the past 5 years I've researched and read about DM, trying to figure out a way to rid our dogs of this horrible disease. I just recently came across your website, looking for anyone who might be trying to find a cure so I could join the fight. Thank you for this!

Reply Nick Westergard
11:39 AM on July 10, 2017 

DM took my girl away and now her brother more than likely has it. 

Let's kill this disease

Reply Amanda Jakeway
8:12 AM on July 8, 2017 
Just lost our baby Chief, a yellow lab to DM. I am hoping to donate my wheelchair to someone in need but the contact is button was not working.
Reply FCDMF
5:52 AM on March 21, 2017 

Cyndi says...

We have an 11 year old Weimaraner that we were just told has DM. Our world is spinning out of control right now.

I just found your site and look forward to reading and finding out what we can do to help our loving boy  Harley.

God Bless all of you and your pups! 

   We are so sorry to hear this. Every one of us on this team have been through this fight. It is an emotional roller coaster.  Have you joined our Facebook page, and our sister support group on DM Awareness? Please click the " Helpful Links" tab above, and you will find the groups. They offer a weath of experience and support. We are here for you in any way we can. Wishing you strength as you and your baby fight this disease.

Reply FCDMF
5:47 AM on March 21, 2017 

Debbie says...
Is there any clinical studies for dogs that are young but are high risk for DM
So sorry for just replying. We have been experiencing web problems. To answer your question, no. We don't know of any studies right now that are targeted for younger dogs, but the University of Missouri may have ongoing studies. However, they are mostly geared toward corgis and boxers. There was also one a while back at Tufts Veterinary school in Mass. They may still take some canines for study. Have you had your pup tested for the DNA marker? We will be glad to help any way we can. Please follow us, as we are always looking for studies, and are currently hoping to continue our "Project New Hope" sometime this year. We wish you much luck dealing with this disease.

Reply FCDMF
5:38 AM on March 21, 2017 

Amy Beth Clark says...
Just lost our beautiful shep who suffered from DM. We miss him deeply.
 I am so sorry about your pup. DM is a tough thing to go through. I hope you are continuing to heal from this loss. Our apologies for not getting back sooner. We had had some web problems.

Reply Cyndi
3:56 PM on February 1, 2017 

We have an 11 year old Weimaraner that we were just told has DM. Our world is spinning out of control right now.

I just found your site and look forward to reading and finding out what we can do to help our loving boy  Harley.

God Bless all of you and your pups! 

Reply Debbie
10:46 AM on January 14, 2017 
Is there any clinical studies for dogs that are young but are high risk for DM
Reply Amy Beth Clark
10:08 PM on January 1, 2017 
Just lost our beautiful shep who suffered from DM. We miss him deeply.
Reply Dee Stainer
5:23 AM on October 26, 2016 

Hi

I am on this roller coaster at the moment my German Shepherd was diagnosed just under a year ago but he had it at least 6 months before it was confirmed.  He is still able to walk but his left leg is showing the most of the signs but he is struggling to get up from the floor now.  His name is Jai-Jai (JJ) he will be 11 in January. .

Dee