The Good Human Project’s Lily Fund: The Good Human Project's Lily Fund was established by working with Frankie’s Friends, a non-profit foundation dedicated to finding cures and saving pets with life-threatening conditions. Inspired by a small New York creature named Lily, we combined our common passion for animal welfare to create the Lily Fund. We welcome you to be part of this important and inspiring journey because good things happen when good humans come together.
Frankie’s Friends has the pleasure of working with our corporate partner, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, with emergency and speciality veterinary hospitals throughout the United States as well as here in New York City. BluePearl is working to treat and find a cure for a degenerative and fatal central nervous disease called granulomatous meningoencephalitis (GME). GME has a reported incidence of up to 25% of all CNS disorders.
"True benevolence or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathizes with the distress of every creature capable of sensation." - Joseph Addison
Meet Lily: Lily was one of BluePearl’s bravest and sweetest patients. She was also a New York sweetheart and exemplary law-abiding canine citizen. And she loved dinner parties! At only 4.5 lbs, she could run 4-miles, dance on command, say her prayers, double high-five you for a job well-done and fist-bump when she was extremely pleased with herself. After receiving her routine vaccines on March 24, 2014, Lily began to experience a gamut of progressive symptoms such as ongoing seizures and loss of mobility and vision. Her immune system was attacking her brain. After a hard-fought battle with four hospitals and nine veterinarian specialists, Lily passed away months later on May 11 from necrotizing meningoencephalitis, the most severe form of GME. One of the most important lessons Lily taught us is that as long as an issue remains invisible, it is guaranteed to remain insolvable.
For more information about Frankie’s Friends and The Lily Fund please visit Frankiesfriends.org or call 888.465.PETS.