Get Your Dog Washed For Histio Research

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Joey Holt and Gina Stegner

Joey Holt and his mom, Gina StegnerWritte

Written by Andrea Francisco

This weekend, please come and support Histio research for a local twelve year old boy named Joey Holt. Diagnosed a little over two years ago at age ten with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, Joey has already had to endure more than many people ever will in their lifetime. An overproduction of white blood cells, caused by LCH, had eaten away at Joey’s hip and forced him to spend months in a wheelchair, use a walker and crutches, undergo steroid treatment, and get a bone graft. Unfortunately, like cancer, there is no known cause or cure for Histio. Also, since the disease is so rare, there is no state or federal funding for research, and instead relies heavily on the families of those affected for funding.

 The event, known as “Wash out Histio” will be held on Sunday, September 14th from 1 to 4 P.M. at Dirty Hairy’s Dog Spa on 18 North Fort Thomas Ave., Ft. Thomas, KY. In addition to washing your adorable, furry friends, there will be dog nail trimming, door prizes, raffles, hula hoop demos, and a bounce house provided by Maxwell Jump! Whether or not you have dogs, you can still help fund the much-needed research for this rare disorder by buying the delicious treats for sale. Please come out and support this cause; your time and donations will be much appreciated!dog wash in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky for Joey Holt

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