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Donavan's Hip Hardware Removal 17, Sept 2013
$600 raised
75% of $800 goal
7 contributors
5 Years running
My family really needs help to get Donavan to Baltimore, Md from Beaufort, S.C. this Sunday... for a Monday pre-op & Tuesday surgery. We are 9 hrs & 44 minutes away from Sinai. http://www.lifebridgehealth.o... He must have ...
My family really NEEDS HELP to get Donavan to Baltimore, Md from Beaufort, S.C. this Sunday ( leaving Saturday after John gets hm from work, because I am going to try & drive it straight through.. but in case anything happens & we must stop at motel overnight we will stay make it for a **Monday pre-op*** & ***Tuesday surgery***. We are 9 hrs & 44 minutes away from Sinai. He must have the screws removed from his hip(6) that are keeping him from bending without a lot of pain! This is an urgent day surgery that little Donavan's surgeon, Dr.Shawn Standard @ The Rubin Institute of Advanced Orthopedics, will do so that he can get out of pain & return to what he loves- R.O.T.C. in high school. I MUST leave w/Donavan by car this Saturday, to secure lodging at the Hackerman Patz House ( lodging house directly across the street from The Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics- where all Dr.Standards patients live for their procedures. It is our home away from home, for treatment. It is $55.00 a day, no tax, Amy or Bill ( directors of the HP House), will gladly accept payment towards our proposed 5 day stay directly, or one may donate here, to this paypal feature page. HP house link w/ #'s for contacting ---> **(5 day's stay, is $275.00. It is *tax free & the very least expensive for us + they have known my Donavan for 4 years of amazing orthopedic treatment, that has gotten him OUT of a wheelchair & given my boy his life back <3 Any problems arise, Doc Standard just walks across the st. to help us. *This trip was not planned. It is problematic internal hardware & *cannot wait, or it will cause splintering of Donavan's bone, his newly grown femoral head we are so proud & protective of. **As many of you know, the government is attempting to **cut Donavan's medical coverage right now, because his natural father is a deceased Marine & Donavan's treatment for his bone disease is very costly for them. We have requested immediate help beginning a federal congressional investigation for Donavan, through congressman Mark Sanford's office here in S.C. to act on Donavan's behalf with head quarters Marine Corp. We must pull this off ourselves for him. His leg lengthening is not until this coming June & we will pay for that with our anticipated fed. return. Donavan's surgeon is *amazing & very fond of him so will be providing this relief to him for very little cost. *We just have to get there & stay for the 5 days. We humbly & urgently ask from the bottom of our hearts... for ANY help you may be able to contribute. Fuel there & back we estimate to be $300.00, HP House lodging will be $275.00 X 5 days. I am packing our cooler & food costs for all day's should not be but $100 for the 5 days. $700 total is what we are shooting to hopefully raise folks. I am borrowing my mother in laws tiny 4 cylinder Toyota for the trip up, to minimize fuel need. We also are frantically trying to find childcare for Lilah these 5 days & expect to be forced to utilize a drop in childcare facility but have not included any fee's for that in this breakdown. If you are local to us & can help John with Lilah, we so NEED YOU! Lilah is a doll & very well behaved. She is very mild & will not understand. He cannot miss work or another day school ( paramedic program) at all. It will be 7am to 1pm Monday the 16th- Friday the 20th please. I ask this in great hopes that no one is offended or think us lazy in our own efforts. I am awaiting a night position for work any day now & cannot watch my son suffer this without the intervention, because we cannot afford to help him. I anxiously look forward to putting this BEHIND us.

*****We were unsure as to both site's fee's. FundRazr and Paypal have deducted $117.00 out of the reported $600.00 contributed. We didn't know it would be so steep, however we are a very long way from where we started so this is no bother and we feel positive still !
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