Leslee Kirkendall, a resident of Oregon has spent her entire life loving dogs and her final wish before she passes away is quite simple- she just wants to play with puppies.
Diagnosed with aggressive ovarian cancer which has since progressed to Stage IV, Leslee needed to part ways with her fury friends when she could no longer care for them. Living in hospice care, and knowing that she doesn’t have much time left, she merely wants the ability to experience the innocent nature of a puppy, and feel the unconditional love of a puppy one more time. She recently posted on Craigslist:
“This may sound silly, but I have adored and rescued dogs my whole life…I have stage 4 cancer and one of my last wishes is to simply..sit on the floor with a bunch of puppies and play with them for a hour and leave,,,thats all ..if you have a litter of pups around 8 weeks I can just play with no strings attached or be a bother let me know something in the milwaukie area,,,i am 56..and have ovarian cancer ..thank you Leslee”
“It’s not all that complicated. [Puppies] are sweet and innocent. That’s all. I can come to their [owner’s] house. My husband can drive me. Or they can come to mine. I promise not to be a bother.”
To a devastatingly sad amount of responses, Leslee received only two replies but we think that we can help her find some puppies to play with. If you have a puppy you can share with Leslee and help ensure her final days are happy ones, please contact The Oregonian here.
Source: The Oregonian