Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Newsy Tuesday: Gibson Says, Another Check Please for K-9 Epilepsy Awareness!

Epi-Husky "Gibson" of the FiveSibes says, "Thank Woo!" for helping us to raise funds for Canine Epilepsy Resources.

Wooo! Gibson and I are so happy to announce that we recently raised $180 more through our "Live Gib Strong" K-9 Epilepsy Awareness Campaign for the Canine Epilepsy Resources' EPIL-K9 Foundation for "Emma's Fund" bringing total contributions to date to $250! The campaign is on-going and a percentage of proceeds from my book will continue for the life of the book, so hopefully, our donations will continue to add up! The campaign consists of a percentage of proceeds from my children's book, What's Wrong With Gibson? Learning About K-9 Epilepsy, awareness bracelets, t-shirts, and straight donations.

Our "Gib Check"

 So a huge "Thank You!" to all of you who help us promote Canine Epilepsy Awareness by purchasing my book and "Live Gib Strong" K-9 Epilepsy Awareness items, donating, and sharing our posts and videos! If you have not yet had a chance to purchase a book, one of the bracelets, or a t-shirt, you can do so at ArcticHouse Publishing.

This is a graphic from Canine Epilepsy Resources showing their receipt of our Gib Check under a photo of beautiful FurAngel "Emma," who the memorial fund is named after. The "Emma's Fund" is under the Neurology Department of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and is used to help the Neurology department with small projects and equipment. Read about what the funds actually fund HERE.

To read more about our "Live Gib Strong" campaign, "going purple," and our thanks to others who have helped/are helping the campaign, click HERE.

To read about the initial launch of the "Live Gib Strong" campaign, visit HERE

To read about our very first donation check to Canine Epilepsy Resources, visit HERE.

To read about our Blog the Change: Canine Epilepsy Awareness, visit HERE

To read about Canine Epilepsy Resources, click HERE.

Who is Emma? Read HERE. 

There are many other posts on this blog about Gibson and his journey with Canine Epilepsy. To read, visit HERE. You an also simply type in "Canine Epilepsy" and/or "Gibson" into blog's search box in the upper left hand corner.

Let us continue to bring awareness to others with the important message that with love and some special care...dogs can and do live happy, full lives with Canine Epilepsy.

I am also very proud to be a Purple Day Ambassador for Epilepsy (Canine) Awareness for the second year in my area. If through sharing Gibson's and other Epi-dogs stories and bringing awareness to Canine Epilepsy and seizure disorders can help even just one Epi-dog and hu-parent, then we've been successful! Education is key!

I will leave you with once again sharing my Purple Day 2013 Awareness video highlighting beautiful Epi-dogs worldwide. We hu-parents choose to have our beloved Epi-dogs wear purple and bring awareness to Canine Epilepsy, seizure disorders, and these amazing warrior dogs not just once a year, but the whole year through!


  1. That is great!! We know what it's like to have a dog with epilepsy. Our Abby had it from the time she was 2 until she passed at 16 1/2. We think this is a cause!

    Khady Lynn

  2. Wow, that is fantastic!! Congratulations!