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January 27, 2023 – Ed Manganel is simply not willing to accept things as they are. When his beloved dog Jack was diagnosed with lymphoma, Ed was surprised to learn that Jack had few treatment options.

“It was kind of shocking,” said Ed, who is a retired schoolteacher. “One day Jack was running around like crazy, chasing cats and squirrels. Then I noticed some swollen glands on his throat. I didn’t think it would be anything serious, but it turned out to be lymphoma.”

With chemotherapy treatment, Jack and Ed had another good year together. But Ed wondered why more couldn’t be done.

“I don’t accept that diseases can’t be cured, and that’s why I give to Morris Animal Foundation,” said Ed, who is a member of the Foundation’s monthly giving program, Loyal Friends. “Science can cure many of these problems, including cancer. It’s a matter of time and money.”

While Jack can never be replaced, Ed is happy to have a new pup in his life – Willa. He gives to Morris Animal Foundation and other animal-focused nonprofits in memory of Jack and to help ensure dogs like Willa, and animals everywhere, have longer, healthier lives.

“When Jack left this world, the squirrels in my neighborhood were thankful,” said Ed. “But I will always miss him.”