Make Aggy Waggy
“My name is Aggy. I’m a Lhasa Apso dog. My life suddenly changed this year. Until February I was living with my Best Friend in the World called Diane Fedida. I know she wasn’t well because she went to hospital a lot and was often sad. I tried to make her feel better.
One day I moved to a different house with different people. I was sad and my tail was down. I saw Diane one more time: she was in St Elizabeth Hospice. I was allowed onto her bed. I was so happy to see her again. She stroked me and said ‘Goodbye’…she meant goodbye for ever. I miss her.”
Diane was well known in Felixstowe as a musician and violin teacher – many children and some adults were lucky enough to take their first steps in creating music with Diane.
A few years ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer which spread to her bones last year. She knew her cancer was terminal; she had to give up teaching and spent a lot of her time at home with Aggy who brought her such joy in her last days.
Cancer is devastating – not only for the person but for those around them (including their pets.) More than 1 in 3 people in the UK will develop it. Cancer Research does groundbreaking work into prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Money is needed to make these advances.
So, Aggy is fund-raising and raising awareness for Cancer Research in her own special way. To see how visit: www.facebook.com/makeaggywaggy and watch her video. Encourage her by liking her page and also please donate to Cancer Research on: https://www.justgiving.com/makeaggywaggy or Text AGGY70 £1 to 70070.
Have a photo taken with her, which will be put on her Facebook page. Make a small donation to show your support.
On 8th May Aggy went national! Her video & story went on Cancer Research UK Facebook page. She will also be ’The Star Guest with a Tail’ at the Ipswich Race for Life on June 14th; so even with her little legs she’s making great strides. What’s more that tail is up and wagging again, showing there is life and hope for those left grieving after such a loss and for those getting that dreaded diagnosis.
Aggy wants to thank everyone who has already helped her – but she’s not finished yet, so come on everybody, Make Aggy Waggy.