8-year-old boy is willing to do anything to save his dog, even if it means selling his most valuable possession: his Pokemon collection. Bryson Kliemann and his mother Kimberly Woodruff of Lebanon, Virginia, noticed that their dog wasn’t doing well and went to the vet immediately. “He didn’t come out of his box, he didn’t eat. He was playful puppy, but he couldn’t move”, Woodruff told ABC News.
In a visit to the local veterinarian, Bruce was diagnosed with parvo, a highly contagious virus which can prove fatal if left untreated. Bruce’s treatment would cost $700, which the family could not afford. “It makes me sad that my brother and sister are playing together, but I don’t have anyone to play with. He told the newspaper he would rather play with him.
His friend and playmate were getting sicker and not improving, so he decided to take matters into his own hands and sell the Pokemon cards he had collected over the past four years. The man set up a table with a sign saying “Pokemon 4 for sale”. According to the Washington Post, he sold tickets for five to ten dollars each. Woodruff’s husband began selling his tickets for Pokemon on May 4th when she wasn’t home and told ABC that he sent her a picture of him next to the sign he made.
To raise money, he set up a GoFundMe page, a process that received an overwhelming amount of messages and donations from the community. His goal was to raise $800, but he ended up earning more than $15,000 from the fundraiser.
Woodruff shared an update for those following her family history on May 10th, informing them that Bruce has undergone his procedure and is on the mend. “Bruce’s back home with his family,” she said. On the fundraising page, she said, “he is doing well and making a great recovery.”.
Thank you for your love and support. All other donations will benefit other families and animals. She added a few days later, “Bryson would like to thank you all for that.”. “I have received a lot of love, support from across the country as well as enough help from other families to reward me.”