Tuesday, October 16, 2012

10/16/2012 - Cletus and I on TV tonight at 11:00PM

10/16/12 - Cletus and I will be on WCJB TV-20 News tonight at 11:00pm for those of you in the local Gainesville area.  Thank you to Trent and TV-20 for taking the time to interview and film Cletus, Dr. Devlin, and me and for helping to spread the news of open lipped schizencephaly.

If you can, please donate to Cletus' campaign http://igg.me/p/217159

As far as Cletus' doctors are aware of, Cletus has the only known reported case of open lipped schizencephaly in a canine. The key word here is reported. Most vets are not aware that schizencephaly exists or they are not aware that this condition is possible in an animal. Cletus is living proof of this possibility.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are 78.2 million dogs in the U.S. (http://www.humanesociety.org/). Some sites state that schizencephaly affect 1.54 per 100,000 people. According to rightdiagnosis.com, schizencephaly affects 1 in 2719 people or 0.04% of the population (http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/lists/preval.htm). The fact is that no one is sure how many people schizencephaly truly affects. If we assume these same statistics in dogs, it equates to up to 31,280 dogs out there with schizencephaly in the U.S. alone.

Please help me to get the word out about Cletus and schizencephaly. Contact your local news organization about Cletus or have your local news organization contact me directly at dsilber27@hotmail.com

Please help us by contacting Ellen through FB and tweet through the avenue below...

Submit your story to Ellen to potentially be on her show and have her help "change your life": http://ellen.warnerbros.com/show/respond/?PlugID=432

Tweet her: http://twitter.com/TheEllenShow/

Thank you for your support,

Doug & Cletus

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