Here is Ninja Dorian and his brother Julien giving back. For every Santa Letter that Macys receives they give 1 dollar to the Make-A-Wish foundation. Within 30 minutes they had raised $100.00 for Make-A-Wish. Dorian wanted to make enough money to give another child a wish.
A CNN producer has verified the facts of Dorian's story that Tony Posnanski wrote for CNN! It is not on CNN's ireport page. We are so excited to share it with you all! PLEASE read it & share from the CNN site. You can also create a log-in to leave your comments & recommend that the story be featured on CNN.
Tony Posnanski wrote a story for CNN about Dorian! We are so excited to share it with you all! PLEASE read it & share from the CNN site. You can also create a log-in to leave your comments & recommend that the story be featured on CNN.
Additionally, please go like Tony "The Anti-Jared" Posnanski on Facebook. You can see his posts about writing Dorian's story & the touching comments from others who've read the story as well.
Fair Warning: You might want to have tissues or a shirt sleeve at the ready.
Please scroll down and read Dorian's talks he has had with God. He has been visiting Dorian in his sleep. You see Dorian was afraid to go to sleep because he wouldn't wake up. So God started visiting him in his dreams. We have started a prayer group for Dorian anybody and everyone are welcome. Dorian's gofundme link is also accessable through his prayer group. Here's the link : https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/groups/380544005407150/
Our 1st Facebook Share Blast tonight was a great success! It took over an hour for the gofundme website to start catching up with you, but now the tally is (somewhat) in!!!! We have surpassed the 1000 Shares Milestone!!!!! As a direct result, Dorian's link is now the 3rd most popular gofundme page in San Antonio!!!!!! Thank you all for your help!!!! GO NINJA WARRIORS, GO!!! (Special thanks to Micah Liggett & Michelle Robinson) We are planning another Share Blast soon, so if you missed the first one, you can still join in! Keep an eye out for updates!
In the last 2 or 3 weeks Dorian has been telling us of his conversations with God when he sleeps. He just said:
"When you go to heaven it is like a road trip. And Julien (talking to his brother) sometimes I want you to go with me, but you can't. You know Julien, grandpa is there waiting for me. I had to come back, but one day in my sleep I will stay there, but that's okay because someday you will come see me and God too. Heaven is alright and I help other people understand about Heaven."
Dear friends & family: for those of you who haven't had the priviledge to meet him, I would like to introduce you to my son Dorian. He is my own personal angel. Usually, I keep it to myself when Dorian tells me about his talks with God, but I want to share a very personal story with you. One day while riding in the car, completely out of nowhere, he began to tell me a story:
"Mom, I know why I am here. God told me last night when I was sleeping. He told me I am here to help people and tell them about God. He told me that if I am a good boy, one day I can be a big, strong angel who protects people. I will even get a sword like lightning and armor, Mom! And you know what else? God showed me Heaven, too! It is like sunshine, but it doesn't hurt my eyes. I'm not even scared to go there. My grandpa is there."
We have raised $75 today through two generous donations from Cody Santiago and Sharon Smith Givens!!!! That makes the total so far $285 since Dorian's fund launched Sunday night!!! We are overwhelmed with the support that everyone is showing through kind words of encouragement, prayers & donations! We just can't thank you all enough! Our initial goal is to raise $2500.00 so that we can move back home to Wyoming & be surrounded by family & friends. Please continue to share the link to Dorian's fund! You are helping work miracles!!!
We are hugely grateful to Andy Vukas for the 1st $100 donation to Dorian's fund! Andy, you have a heart of GOLD!
A very special thank you is due to our first three donors, Almaz Tegenu, Alicia Hill & Tina Jones! Because of your generosity, Dorian's fund has just passed the $100 mark, making it publicly searchable on gofundme!!!!!
As for everyone who has shared Dorian's link and offered words of encouragement and prayers, your support is valued beyond measure because it pays for things that money can't buy like hope & faith!
Packing the car to make another trip to M.D. Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital in Houston. Dorian is excited to see Dr. Rytting, but is not looking forward to "pokes".
Click here: Dorian in the Houston Chronicle
This is Dorian. He turned 5 in April of 2013.
"My brain tumor makes me mad, and I wish it would go away. If my tumor never goes away, then I still want to have lots of fun. I want to do fun things with my big brother & little sister because I love them. I want to grow up to be a chef in a restaurant in the daytime, and a ninja who saves the city at nighttime. I want to help people, too. That is why I'm here." - Dorian
INOPERABLE, UNTREATABLE, INFILTRATING BRAINSTEM GLIOMA. RIGHT HEMISPHERE, FOUR LOBES AND THALAMUS. SECONDARY FEBRILE PETITE MAL SEIZURES. SECONDARY GRAND MAL SEIZURES. SECONDARY TIC DISORDER. COLOR BLINDNESS. VISION IMPAIRMENT. MEMORY MALFUNCTION & MEMORY LOSS. MOTOR INCOORDINATION. PAIN & NUMBNESS IN EXTREMITIES. PHOTOSENSITIVITY. HEADACHES. IMMUNE DIFFICIENCY. FATIGUE. ATTENTION DEFICIT. ENVIRONMENTAL ALLERGIES. THYROGLOSSAL DUCT CYSTECTOMY.
These words do not define Dorian. They are just the monsters he lives with every day of his life. The list grows as time passes, but in spite of that fact, we know that it could be worse & are thankful that it isn't right now. He can walk, talk, sing, jump, run, climb, dance, draw, paint, pretend, build, think, reason, smile, laugh, and dream (usually of being a ninja or having conversations with God).
He can also hear the devastated tones, understand sympathetic remarks and see the shocked facial expressions. Do you know what he does for those people? He comforts THEM. He reassures THEM. He makes THEM laugh. He hugs THEM. And then, when they are gone, he prays for THEM.
Cancer is expensive in ways that people don't usually realize. Dorian's single mother, an Air Force Veteran with a service-connected injury, was asked to resign from her job because she "took too much time off" to see to Dorian's medical appointments, tests, procedures, and surgeries. The only income the family has left is her modest VA Disability benefits. Dorian's family lives in Casper, WY, but Dorian has specialists as far away as Austin and Houston, so they have to travel large distances to get him the care he needs. Dorian's claim for Social Security benefits was denied because "the adverse impact on the patient's life can not be quantified because he is not yet school-aged." The family will start the application process again soon, and Dorian's mother is looking for a new job to improve their circumstances.
Dorian's tumor will never go away, in fact it will keep growing. We may not know how many days he has left to keep touching the hearts of everyone he meets, but we can give him the full, enriched, FUN life that he asked for...with YOUR help. He has started working on a bucket list which includes visiting Jackson Hole & Yellowstone, learning to be a real ninja, riding in a helicopter, building his first snowman, raising $5000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, promoting Pet Adoptions through Animal Shelters, and raising awareness & support for childhood brain cancer through the Smashing Walnuts Foundation which was founded by his friend Gabriella Miller. Help in any form with his bucket list is greatly appreciated, whether it be through time, goods, services, experiences, or monetarily. The funds donated to Dorian through this page will help with medical, travel, and bucket list expenses.