Meet Bow, a 5-year-old Great Dane. This gentle giant’s parents, Mariah and Mason, are 8 months pregnant with their first child. Unfortunately, Mariah was recently laid off from her job due to the COVID-19 health crisis and the pair are financially strapped. An emergency medical issue couldn’t have come at a worse time.

Last Thursday, Bow unexpectedly started retching and gagging. His parents rushed him to Pet Emergency and Specialty Center where they diagnosed him with GDV, a life-threatening condition in which a pet’s stomach becomes overstretched and rotated. It was clear that surgery was the only option to save Bow’s life. Recently laid off with a baby on the way, Mariah and Mason just didn’t have the funds to pay for Bow’s surgery. They asked family, friends, and exhausted every option, but they just couldn’t afford Bow’s life-saving medical care.

Heartbroken and without any options left, the couple reached out to FACE for assistance. After reviewing their application, Bow’s case was approved and he had the surgery on Friday. Mariah says, “Without you, Bow might not be here. You saved my very best friend. I was terrified and you gave me the greatest gift I’ve ever received, and that was saving his life. All I wanted is for our baby to meet our first baby Bow. You made that possible for us.”