One of the cornerstones of this great country is scientific curiosity. When Sassy, her Golden Retriever, passed away from bladder cancer at age three, Allison wanted to know why. She then spent a year analyzing DNA from the tumor and isolated and cloned the suspect cancer genes.
That in of itself would be quite a story. But Allison is only thirteen years old and her research project was for a science fair. This awesome California junior high student is one of three finalists for the Outstanding Young Scientist Award selected from over 6,500 submissions statewide. You can read more about her story and watch a TV interview here.
That she turned her tragic loss into hope for a cure for cancer is truly inspirational and it embodies the spirit of 2 Dogs 2000 Miles perfectly. We look forward to following your journey, Allison. Safe travels.