Guy raises $6k online for surgery so his kitten can walk again

A truly adorable, heart-warming story about a 22 year old guy, Alex Lubow, and his 9-month-old kitten named Winslow.

Winslow recently start limping, then not using one of his hind legs at all. He has problems with his knee-joints and needs $3,000-worth of surgery on both knees or soon he’ll never walk again.

As Alex didn’t have the money for the surgery, he turned to the Internet, posted a fundraising appeal on GoFundMe, and the rest is history.  He raised over $6,000 in only four days.

Look at this kitten:

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Alex’s appeal was rather sweet, to say the least.  He bought a Groupon for a JC Penny family portrait and took his kitten as his child. He reports that the photographer cracked up.  The results were just painfully cute.

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Here’s Alex’s post about having raised the money in only 4 days:

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And here are a few more photos of Alex and Winslow. Winslow has his own Facebook page, so you can keep up with his progress there.

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winslow-bag

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  • Dakotahgeo

    Absolutely adorable! Best wishes the Alex-Winslow family! Sooo happy this turned out on a positive note!

  • Steven

    Finally, a story that doesn’t make me want to throw my computer out the window.

  • cole3244

    another reason to smile, thanks!

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    Oh wow, how neat. I never really thought about that. Because I hear about people having $2k and $4k surgery for these knee issues with their dogs, and it scares the hell out of me. Great idea. And wonderful that people help out.

  • Bcre8ve

    The internet can be a wonderful place!

    I also had a fundraising appeal for a cat whose pelvis was broken after being hit by a car (we assume). In a day we were able to raise the $1800 for Smeagol to get surgery and a new lease on life. Kudos! to everyone involved, both in this story and my own. You make the world a better place.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Totally captured me!

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