This holiday season I want to thank you for helping me and my best friend, Miss Bella, stay together. From the bottom of my heart, I am forever grateful that there are people like you who support PAWS/LA. Trust me, your donation to PAWS/LA has been a gift to me and Bella and has definitely made a difference in our lives.
I want to share my story with you so you know how your support has so positively impacted my life.
Before I met Bella I was crippled by loneliness and living in darkness. I was homeless and living with HIV; I had been incarcerated because of my dependence on drugs and alcohol. I can still remember sitting in a prison cell, praying for another chance. My prayers were answered when I got out of prison and had a chance to get back on my feet. But through it all, I felt alone. I had no family or friends on the outside.
That all changed when I met Miss Bella. I’m not too tough to say this, especially because it’s true: Bella has transformed my life. Thanks to her I’ve managed to stay clean and sober. Her love allowed me to put my life back on track. I now have a job, which I enjoy and am good at, and I have a place to live. Things aren’t perfect, but Bella gives me a reason to wake up in the morning and to come home at night.
When Bella first came to live with me she was seriously ill. I had heard of PAWS/LA and the help they provide to pets and people in need. I went to their office where I enrolled immediately. The team at PAWS/LA treated me like a person, and Bella like the princess that she is. They sent me to a veterinarian and she quickly got well. PAWS/LA also provided free pet food and other supplies to keep Bella fed and comfortable. It was a huge relief for both of us.
Your support no matter how big or small made this happen for Bella and me. If it wasn’t for you I may have been forced to give her up. Your gift brought joy to my heart. The more I think about it, when you give to PAWS/LA you demonstrate the love and celebration of the human spirit that make the holidays such a precious time.
Bella is a true blessing and a gift from God. On behalf of families like ours, I want to wish you Happy Holidays and encourage you to continue supporting PAWS/LA. Take it from me and Bella, your gift saved our lives!
May God Bless You.
Kevin Lewandowski & Bella