Warren is an adorable, two-and-a-half-year-old, Black Labrador that has a full-time therapy job at Salisbury Elementary School in Massachusetts.
In his two-years on this planet he has lived an incredible life. He was raised in a prison and trained by an inmate to become a service dog. After passing all his tests he was placed at Salisbury as their therapy dog. The students love him and have formed trusting relationships with him.
Jenn Caliri, the school’s special education teacher, said, “He is part of us. Many of the children say they can’t come, they have a very tough time coming to school and they come to school looking forward to seeing him.”
Unfortunately, he was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. He needs to have surgery before July 6th, 2015, or else the cancer could take his life.
The school didn’t want to tell the students of his illness as they didn’t want to cause anxiety in the children. Instead, they decided to start a GoFundMe campaign in hopes that strangers with a love of children and dogs would step up and help them get Warren through the tough times ahead.
In ten days the campaign shot up past its $6,000 goal and is currently over $10,000.
The school is grateful and says that they now have all the costs covered that could arise during Warren’s treatment. They also explain that any unused funds will be donated to a canine organization.
You can read Warren’s full story and future updates by visiting the Help Warren GoFundMe website.