Mia (right) with her Basset Hound brother
"Mia," a bassador (Basset/Labrador mix) and therapy dog, was diagnosed with
lymphoma in February 2012, just 5 months before her 10th birthday. She received
several rounds of chemotherapy and is currently (August 2012) in remission. In
July, Mia with her canine family members celebrated her birthday by feasting on
meat and cream cheese cupcakes.
To continue their therapy work, Mia and her human mom, Rachel Wright (WSU BA
‘97) recently renewed their Pet Partners therapy animal team registration.
Rachel and Mia make weekly visits to Children's Hospital in Seattle, and Bailey-Boushay
House. Mia now has a new connection with human cancer patients after
experiencing chemotherapy herself.
“She has given so much to so many,” said Brian Wright (WSU BA ‘96). “She is in
remission right now and she has been able to continue her visits while she
fights this disease.”
Brian, Rachel and their veterinarian are so appreciative of the advancement in
cancer treatments at WSU that have helped Mia, they want to support cancer care
for others. In October, Brian and Rachel will be running a half marathon to
honor Mia and raise money for the WSU Oncology Service.
If you would like to donate in support of the WSU Oncology Service and honor
Mia, please click on the Give Now button at the
top-right, then select "in honor" and type "Mia Wright" in the comments box.