Toby's New Best Friend

Toby is a 15-year-old boy who has battled Cystic Fibrosis his entire life. In order to save his life, he needs a double lung transplant which he could be having at any time. Toby has always wanted a dog to call his own however, he needed to get one ASAP so his body had time to get accustomed to it before his surgery.

Meg’s Smile Foundation quickly provided the funds necessary for Toby to get his new dog, Copper! In addition, a year’s supply of food and care for Copper was provided to as well. The best news of all, Toby received his double lung transplant and is doing great with Copper by his side!

Thank you to all of our supporters for making Toby’s smile come true!

Toby's New Best Friend

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