You never know what conditions and circumstances will bring two friends together.
This is very true for 8-year-old Carter Blanchard from Arkansas. Carter has vitiligo, a condition that causes his skin to lose colour in blotches. That is the same condition that 14-year-old labrador retriever named Rowdy has.
It is never easy asking for help (I much prefer being the one offering it), but this time I am the one in need.😕 . My health has taken quite a turn for the worse in the last few weeks and I need some tests, scans, x-rays, blood draws, and medications that are quite costly. If you could help, even just a little, to get me some much needed medical attention – I would be extremely grateful! . I will continue to do what I can, but hope to get through this and bouncing around again soon! Xoxo Rowdy www.gofundme.com/whiteeyedrowdy (link in bio too) #keepportlandrowdy #thankyouforyoursupport #thankyou #support #giving #dogs #dog #help #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinsta #dogsofig #gofundme #charity #vitiligo #vitiligonation #nocuredontcare #sharingiscaring #ilovemyboy #❤
Carter’s mother, Stephanie Adcock, stumbled across Rowdy while on Facebook and showed him to her son who instantly felt a connection with the dog. The only issue was that the pair couldn’t meet because Rowdy and his owner lived in Oregon.
Their touching story caught the attention of a local news channel and soon afterwards an anonymous person donated $5,000 for Carter and his mom to fly there to meet for the very first time!
Dreams came true tonight!!! ❤❤ Carter and I were finally able to meet in person!! Check out my Facebook Fan Page "White Eyed Rowdy" for news clips from Oregon and Arkansas about our story!! #dreamcometrue #vitiligo #avrf #keepportlandrowdy #vitiligoworld #vitiligonation #vitiligogirls #vitiligopride #vitiligobeauty #vitiligoawareness #vitiligobeauties #nocuredontcare #vitiligo #dogs #dogsofig #dogsofinsta #dogsofinstgram #dogsofinstaworld #dogslife #handsomeboys #purelove
Currently, Rowdy is not in the best health and his owners started a GoFundMe page to help pay for medical costs.
UPDATE ON ROWDY . Rowdy saw a neurologist in the ER today. They are not sure if it was a seizure or a stroke or something else. They did a lot of tests and without a "much needed" (expensive) MRI and CT Scan, we may never know. He could have a tumor or a mass causing a lot of his issues. . We left with them prescribing a new medication for seizures as well as some codeine for his pain. This could be age related, an isolated event, or he may have more episodes like today. . I want to thank EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU for the prayers, well wishes, and support! It is truly overwhelming to see the kindness and love this pup has from around the world! We love you all! Please continue to follow along the amazing adventure we are having with Carter and his mom from Arkansas! While Rowdy started his day with a scare and a trip to the ER, he was able to end it meeting up with Carter, another beautiful little girl Emma from Eugene, and some dear family friends for a play date and then squeezed in a photo shoot to boot. . This dog never ceases to amaze me with his resilience!!