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My 11 month old kitten, Luna, was diagnosed with Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) when she was only 9 months old. For those of you who aren't familiar, FIP is a death sentence for kittens. It is caused by a mutation in the feline coronavirus and is most common in kittens that came from shelters. Our world came crashing down the day we were told Luna only had a few more weeks to months left with us. She is the sweetest, most affectionate kitten and has something so special about her. At the moment, there is currently no FDA approved treatment for FIP, and treatment remains mainly supportive. However, a miracle drug known as "GS441524" was researched by a university and cured 25 out of 31 cats in 2017. This drug has yet to make itself commercially available in the US, but is being manufactured in China and is currently curing cats all over the world. We started Luna on this drug 2 weeks ago but stopped after 3 days, thinking that it was going to be too much of a financial strain to treat her progression of FIP. However, seeing Luna suffer and knowing there is something we can do about it motivated me to get started again. We are still going to have a huge financial burden if this treatment does start to improve Luna's condition. If she develops any kind of neurological involvement, we are looking at upwards of $10,000 to finish treatment. I feel funny asking for help from our family and friends, but I am so desperate to get my spunky, loving, playful kitten back again. She is only 11 months old and deserves to have a long life full of health and love, just like every pet deserves. Any donation for Luna's journey would be greatly appreciated. If treatment cannot continue for any reason, I will donate every last penny to FIP research so that better and more affordable drugs can be developed to save kittens from this deadly disease. Thank you.

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