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Juno Isn't Doing Very Well.....Please ChipIn If You Can!!

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Juno is very sick and she belongs to Lucas Hembree. Juno is a service dog for this child that suffers from a rare disease called, "Sanfilippo Syndrome". Juno has been sick for nearly 3 weeks. She has possible Salmonella and has severe diarrhea....

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Barb K (1688)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 4:54 pm
I understand how tight money is for everyone this time of year, with Christmas just around the corner, but Juno is a very sick German Shepherd service dog for a young man who suffers with 'Sanfilippo Syndrome' and he loves Juno so much. She helps him in so many ways. If you could donate even $1 it would go a long way to help. Thank you so much for your consideration.

Pat B (356)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 5:10 pm
Thank you, Barb for this. I pray that Juno w/make it, and be okay for this little Angel. They are both Angels, meant for each other. I'll see what I can scrape up, and send them something for Juno. Prayers all the way from Texas to TN. xox

Gysele van Santen (213)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 5:52 pm
thnx for posting this Barb. i can't chip-in until the 19th (fri.) i'm sorry it can't be sooner but i'm broke as a joke. will share & keep Juno & that precious little boy in my thoughts.

Iveta c (41)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 6:15 pm
I feel very sorry for this poor dog and boy. I hope Juno will get well soon :( . Barb how we can donate there is some other way except visa??

Iveta c (41)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 6:20 pm
I dont have paypal i wish to mailed somehow but no address

Iveta c (41)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 6:54 pm
Actually Barb i found it address on bottom. Thank you i will mailed some donation tomorrow for Juno. It will take few days because its going from Canada

Michael Carney (217)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 11:17 pm
Noted My hope and prayers go out to Juno, and I hope we can all find some little extra cash if possible to help...

Buffy F (93)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 3:09 am
Sharing and doing all I can to help out. Thanks Barbs!!!

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 4:49 am
Sorry, I don't know how to make links active, but according to this link:

Juno is much better now & she's back home. From story:

ALCOA (WATE) - An Alcoa boy's service dog is back home after being treated at a local vet.

The happy reunion between Lucas Hembree and Juno took place Tuesday night.

Lucas, 5, has a rare genetic disorder called Sanfilippo Syndrome. He needs Juno by his side. Over the weekend the dog became violently ill and was rushed to the vet.

Because the Hembrees are already struggling with Lucas' medical bills, the Blount County SPCA stepped in to raise money to treat Juno. East Tennesseans have opened their hearts and wallets. So far, over 150 people have donated and nearly $5,000 has been raised.

His mother, Jennifer Hembree, is grateful for all the support and to be a family again. "It was a homecoming, you would call, waiting to happen. Wish that it didn't happen so long, but I'm glad to have her back. Our family is complete again."

Lucas and his mom had a surprise in the works. Lucas's father didn't know Juno was coming home Tuesday until they showed up at the door.

The Blount County SPCA is still accepting donations on its website.

I called the vet's office number listed in the chip in & they told me that she's doing well now & they've had alot of calls about her. I wanted to give an update so that everyone wouldn't be worrying to death about her. If I find that anything has changed, I'll post it here.


Gina Caracci (219)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 5:32 am
Thanks for the story Barb and Thanks for the wonderful update Ginger.
Glad Juno is home where she belongs. Bless her heart for being a wonderful best friend to that little boy.

Danuta W (1249)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 6:45 am

Ingrid A (524)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 6:57 am
Glad Juno is a lot better and is back home. God bless them both.

Buffy F (93)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 8:53 am
Yes Juno is home, and better, a llnk I was given:


Barb K (1688)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 10:21 am
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Michela M (3964)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 3:23 pm

Maru V (42)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 5:36 pm
Dear Barb: Thank you for sharing this story with a wonderful and happy ending.
Truly,it made me cry and I was asking my husband to help us with these two angels.

carrot Stark (36)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 7:51 pm

Elizabeth F (134)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 5:49 am
Thanks for the story Barb and Thanks for the happy update Ginger. I am glad all is well for them.

MmAway M (505)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 7:10 am
Thank you Barb dear for posting this...Ginger for the update! Prayers still being sent!

Debbie Crowe (87)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 7:40 am
Awwww..... I am so happy that Juno is feeling better and got to go home to Lucas!!
Thanks Barb for the story.

Nancy C (806)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 7:51 am
Thanx Barb and Ginger...I'm sure the possibilities were scary especially to Lucas. Happy endings welcome. Hope for continued companionship...

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 10:55 am
Noted! This is very sad but there is treatment for this aliment and as a service dog there should also be no problem in treating this poor dog as this dag is literally an extension of this boy and it is just the same as if the boy were sick. they are pure extensions of each other!

Christeen A (368)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 12:52 pm
Please help if you can. Thank you.

Pat B (356)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 1:01 pm
Star to Ginger for the update. Sent (mailed by snail mail), some $$$ for Juno and family. Thanks, Barb.

michelle t (41)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 1:49 pm
I hope Juno recovers soon

Petra M (259)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 3:03 pm

Janis B (7)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 3:09 pm
Glad Juno is on the mend. However what an indictment of the USA in that the parents have to find the money to pay for Lucas' treatment. He should come to Canada where we know how to look after our own.

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 3:45 pm
Thanks Barb for sharing and Ginger for the update! I am so glad that Juno is doing well. Wow! What great support for the family!

Christine S (134)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 4:45 pm
Juno is back with her family! If that poor dog ate any chicken jerky from China and got sick from that, they should sue the store that keeps selling that product. ( I know, they may never know how Juno got so sick...)

Dianne D (490)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 6:21 pm
God Bless all the animals in the world. Hope Juno recovers. Thanks for the update Christine Stewart.

Virginia Esquer (8)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 7:07 pm
noted,i am glad the dog is doing better an is home.

Iveta c (41)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 7:41 pm
I am happy to hear good news Juno is back home and he is doing much better :-):-). Good luck Juno and Lucas ;-) . Good for little Lucas he has his best friend back home

karen n (57)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 9:54 pm
so glad this boy and his dog are reunited-i truely believe that dogs are not only mans best friend,but at times angels as well. My dog helped me so much when i had a terrible back injury, i would lay in bed and who was always at my side-by sweet Buddy-I will never forget how he was there for me,just like this dog is here for this sweet little boy.

irene davis (74)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 10:23 pm
yay yay!

Ruth C (87)
Friday October 19, 2012, 6:28 am
Every little bite counts!

sharon stringer (10)
Saturday October 20, 2012, 3:24 am
I remember last xmas sending a card to Lucas and Juno,as he was so unwell his family had asked people from all around the world to send a xmas greeting to help cheer Lucas up. That story and the incredible pictures of him together with Juno were some of the most touching photos,that dog loves that little boy soooo much you could just see it in his eyes ,and vice versus. I am sending all my love to the Hembree family and especially to Juno who is such a godsend. I hope Juno gets better real quick,so i hope they read these post and perhaps knowing how much love and support there is out there for them al the way from Australia....GET WELL SOON JUNO.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Saturday October 20, 2012, 1:12 pm
barb i just had see this fhotos about juno and this boy. they both are pure angels!!!!! i stil want to help!!!. please can you tell me any informacione??????you know i love to help!!! and juno look so wonderful!!!!! thnx barb!!!! we all sent you kisess and hugs ciao ciao me.

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Monday October 22, 2012, 5:40 am
The chip in for Juno has ended. From what all I've been reading, Juno has passed the crisis. If you want to follow how Lucas & Juno are doing, there's a Prayers for Lucas Facebook page. I believe that this is the link:


zora b (85)
Monday October 22, 2012, 10:22 am
Thank you for this story.

Michael Carney (217)
Monday October 22, 2012, 6:18 pm
Very happy to hear the good news...Thanks Barb...
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