#Woof4Rare on #GivingTuesday

Meet the newest creature in The Pride -- Schall, the clinic therapy dog who is 10 months old and in training!

Thanks to each of you, matching donations, and online donations in 2017 we raised $2,142 to support Schall, kids, families, and providers in the @UNC Pediatrict Hematology-Oncology Clinic so nobody ever feels alone.


Dr. Gold, the chair of the department who works tirelessly (starting at 5 am every day!) shared, "I'm literally in tears."

We are, too. Thank you for your #Woof4Rare to make Shall possible, there's a lot of kids waiting to be his best friend.

Luka, and kids like him who face rare diseases -- or any disease -- at the UNC Pediatric Hem-Onc Clinic, spend a lot of time at the clinic. Often multiple days a week for years getting 4-6 hour infusions, waiting for labs, and seeing their providers. The staff go above and beyond with the resources they have, but there's one thing that everyone needs. A THERAPY DOG! 

Your donation to Luka The Lion Foundation on #GivingTuesday (or #TarHeelTuesday) through FaceBook or our website will go directly to the UNC Peds Hem-Onc Fund set up to make therapy dogs a reality! Thanks to the generous matching donation from the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation, your giving through FaceBook will be matched on Tuesday. 

Since there are no coincidences, Luka spent his last day on earth on #GivingTuesday at UNC, and inspired us to help people like him. He'd certainly approve of a therapy dog to provide a calming and positive energy in the clinic. Help us #Woof4Rare to make this happen!

If you are interested in donating directly:

Luka The Lion Foundation: www.lukathelionfoundation.org/donate 

UNC Pediatric Oncology Fund: