Perseus Magic was a thief of hearts and a very mischievous canine companion. When he was first diagnosed with cancer, I engaged the internet in search of that magical piece of information that would allow me to save him. Our non profit organization, The Perseus Foundation (http://perseusfoundation.org) was established fourteen years ago in loving memory of Perseus Magic. Through the years, it has inspired others to establish organizations that also seek to either 1) provide financial assistance to pet owners who could not afford treatment otherwise, 2) raise greater awareness of comparative oncology, 3) raise funds for research to benefit animals, as ultimately, this will also benefit human oncology, 4) become powerhouses of information.
When I sit in front of my computer to update content in Spanish and English (and soon in French!) I realize that the foundation is a tapestry of stories intermingled with cutting edge information. Laurie, through the Magic Bullet, interacts daily with pet parents desperate to get financial assistance, veterinary oncologists who are dedicated to the care of their cancer patients and visitors in general who are seeking information. Our programs are innovative, such as Pets and Pals, matching a child undergoing cancer treatment with a dog that has also fought cancer; Tag Along where one of our volunteers goes with a pet parent for a visit with the veterinary oncologist, and finally our Perseus and the Arts-- to be launched in Fall 2013. So stay tuned for excitement at Perseus!