Brodies Phoenix Fund launched to help Veterans pets fight cancer
RUMSON (February 28, 2020) – The Brodie Fund, based here, has announced the launch of Brodies Phoenix Fund. The Brodie Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit that raises money to offer financial assistance, through grants, to families who have pets fighting cancer. Radiation, chemotherapy, surgery and hospice care become possible through the grants. No pet should face economic euthanasia in the fight of their lives because of the owners inability to pay. The Brodie Fund knows that they are not just pets, but they are family.
The Phoenix Fund /brodies-phoenix-fund) is designed specifically to help veterans pets fight cancer. The grants they award give the gift of time to veterans, who have given so much to our country, and their four-legged family members.
The Phoenix Fund is named in memory of a veterans service dog who bravely fought cancer. Jt served his country in the Army on active duty for about 8 years. He was injured in combat and received a Purple Heart. Diagnosed with PTSD and other significant health issues, his physician recommended he get a service dog. Phoenix intervened when Jt attempted suicide. Sadly, 22 veterans take their own life every day.
Jt is now a Veterans Program Coordinator and Peer Specialist at a recovery center in Wisconsin helping other veterans.
Phoenix was diagnosed with a brain tumor in December 2019. Jt reached out to The Brodie Fund and we knew we needed to help. We reached out to Marisol Thomas and her non-profit the Sidewalk Angels Foundation. Together, we were able to fund Phoenixs radiation treatment. Sadly, Phoenix passed away on Feb. 13.
For more information, please visit thebrodiefund.org, or follow them on Facebook @ Instagram @ and Twitter @ /thebrodiefund.