Daisy suffers from congenital deformity in her front legs. Although I don't exactly know what is going on behind her tiny legs, I do know that her condition doesn't cause her any pain and corrective surgery won't help.
Daisy uses a wheel cart and she loves it- not only does it help physically, but I see a change in her confidence when she's in the cart. However, being in the wheelchair limits her movements and puts a lot of pressure on her spine. While I was on a search for a better option for Daisy, I came across a video of Derby who suffers from a very similar condition to Daisy and uses a 3D printed prosthetic. The video was truly inspiring and brilliant! I contacted the 3D printing company who made the prosthetic twice, but unfortunately, never heard back from them.
Luckily, I came across a 3D designer who has agreed to help us out. He has never designed anything like this before and will need a few prototypes before finalizing his design. For each prototype printed, it will be an additional expense. With the x-rays, 3D scan, and the 3D prosthetic itself, the estimated cost is $2000~3000.
Everyday, I see dogs who don't have a home and need medical care. Daisy is fortunate enough to have a loving home and people who love her from all around the world. I felt that it would be incredibly selfish of me to ask for donations so I have decided to sell a Daisy stickers and Daisyabled tee to raise funds for the prosthetic. A huge thank you and shout out to Lisa from Stronbox13 for kindly donating her design. Check out her other amazing work by clicking here.
5 years ago, I didn't know that a wheelchair for dogs existed. Today, I see dogs getting a wheelchair everyday and is becoming more affordable. If the prosthetic works out for Daisy, I hope to raise awareness and it becomes something more affordable for the other dogs in need in the future.