Our hearts and prayers go out to those affected by the events in Boston from Monday until the the capture of the suspect.
Thank you so much from the whole Strausheim-Dobbs family for everyone that was able to help us make our goal and acutally surpass it as well. I hope all of you have like Shane Hearts U Facebook page so you can stay up to date on Shane and his family as they go through the next steps in their journey of healing.
Over $8K in donations from online (gofundme.com/Shaneheartsboston) to the events that we did to help get Shane to Boston.
It is a great feeling that so many of you have such big hearts. We love you all!! Thank you all a millions times over :)
Today is our last event to help Shane and his family get to Boston.
Day full if friends and family in the park
Gemini Springs in Debary
12pm - 5pm
$5: 2 hot dogs chips and a drink of your choice.
We have face painting, games, and more.
If you haven't already written on Shane's poster board you will have an opportunity to do so at the picnic. Once it is full then we will have it hung up in Shane's room :)
Raffle winners will be picked by Shane himself for those who have participated in that. Tickets are still on sale.
$5 for one ticket or $10 for three tickets.
Prizes: 16gb mini iPad, 1 night stay at LaPlaya Resort in Daytona Beach, Gift card to LaSpada's subs, and an assortment of family board games.
One last event is coming up next weekend 3/16/13 at Gemini Springs from 12-4. We will have food $5 will get you 2 hot dogs, bag of chips, and a drink of your choice. We will also have face painting and games. There is a park for the kids. :)
This is also the day Shane will be drawing names for the raffle winners. You don't have to attend the event to win :)
Hope see you all out there next Saturday. :)
Also a little update Shane and his parents will be going to Boston the week of 4/22 not 4/16 like orginally planned.
What I huge success!!! Both events were to say the least turned out awesomely!
We are happy to have two licensed massage therapist with us Saturday at the bowling event. They will be giving chair massages for $1 a minute with a min of 10 minutes. 100% of the money made from the chair massages are going directly to Shane Hearts Boston Fund. These two therapist are very skilled and professional. Thank you Katie and Angel for donating your time, skill and money raised for Shane Hearts Boston Fund. Shane loves U!!
Good Evening everyone! Don't forget about the 2 great events going on for Shane and his family and the raffle with awesome prizes. Please pre-register for both events through the companies web pages or visit www.facebook.com/Shaneheartsu
event pages for further information for these events.
Again I can not thank everyone who have shared this and for also for the ones who have been able to donate as well.
Shane love you!
Good afternoon! We finally have date for Shane and family to be in Boston. April 15, 2013. Keep sharing this page so we can get the goal met. Also don't forget about the raffle with several awesome prizes AND Wine with a heart and the bowling events thid Saturday. Thank you again everyone!!!
No news yet when about an exact date for Shane going to Boston. I will keep everyone updated once I find out. So please keep sharing Shane's story so when get the goal met. Again thank you for all your hard work and donations! :)
For those who don't know we are having a bowling event on 3/2/13 7p-10p. At Sunshine Bowling Center in Deland, Fl
We ask everyone to pre register at www.sunshinebowling.com
$20 per adult and $15 per kid 10 yrs and under
A portion of the event fee does go to Shane hearts Boston fund.
(Included in the fee is bowling, shoes, and a buffet dinner. Beverages are not included)
It is very important that who ever is attending this event pre registers so the bowling center can move forward with the event for that time slot for us. Thank you everyone for you continued shares likes a s donations
Wow can't believe that we are at $5,000 tonight. Thank you a million times over! Keep sharing we can't do it with out all of you!
Only $85 away from $5,000!! Thank you so much guys for keeping this going. Keep sharing as much as you can. We appreciate all of your hard work for sharing this and getting our story out there. Thank you so much to all of you and all of the ones who are able to donate.
We are only $225 away from $5,000. Which also means another video of Shane for everyone!
From Shane's Mom:
SO CLOSE! Have you shared today? THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR EVERYTHING, AND TODAY AFTER U SHARE TELL SOMEONE U CARE FOR U LOVE THEM. YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN IT MIGHT BE THE LAST DAY.
A message from Shane's Mom Candace: We broke $4500! THANK YOU, everyone that has shared and/or donated, we cant get there with out all the help! Great news yesterday we got the first part of what we needed to get that date! Friday is the last apt we need for them to give us the schedule. Will be anytime after we will know when to go. Will keep everyone posted! THANKS AGAIN! :)
Good news everyone!! We have made it $4,500!! Woo hoo!! A video will be uploaded of Shane later today! Keep sharing and remember that sharing is all we ask for. Thank you!
$154 away from from the $4,500 mark. We can do it by sharing this. Let's get the momentum back up to see if we can get our goal met. Thank everyone for sharing and donating.
Good morning! Have you shared Shane's story today?
We are so close to $4500. Remember a new video is posted for every $500 donated and "Shane's first steps" will be posted at our donation goal level. Keep sharing! Thank you everyone have a great weekend!!!
Good morning! Have you shared this today? Invite your friends to Shaneheartsu Facebook page. Also don't forget about the two fundraisers coming up on 3/2/13 as well as raffle tickets. Keep up the sharing, liking, donating, and words of encouragement and prayers!
We broke $4,000 in donations!! Keep the shares and likes going. All we ask is that you share. We appreciate everyone that helps us get the word out.
It has been one week exactly since I started this page to help out my nephew and his parents. What a week it has been! Emotianal and uplifting in a way I could never imagine I would have to go through. I said this many times in the past week and I am going to say it again. I am so amazed by the people that this has reached. From people that took a moment or a few out of their day to read and care enough to share our story and to the ones who have donated to help me help them. Also to see that we are only $89 away from $3,000 and 84 likes on Facebook away from 200 with in a week. It is amazingly awesome! In some way it makes it a bit easier to overcome such obstacles that we have to face as a family knowing that so many ( which many are strangers) people are helping us build our strength with thoughts, prayers, words of encouragement and donating.
Thank you again a million times over!
I think this video says it all. :)
Almost to the halfway point. It is truly amazing to see so many people on here with big Hearts donating, sharing, thoughts, and prayers. Keep on sharing this page, Facebook, Twitter and now Youtube. If you are not able to donate please share. Thank you again!
Can't believe how far this has come in 4 days. We have almost hit $2000!!! Such great people out there with BIG HEARTS!
So awesome to see we are over $1500 now!! Thank you everyone!!!!
From Shane's Mom:
Its amazing to see how this has grown so quickly! Thank you Athena, for taking the time to set something up. Thank you everyone, for you thoughts and prayers to my family. And thank you for the many donations made to help us. You are all amazing and I want everyone to know how great it is to have all this support during this hard time. Keep up the good work~ love Shane, Candace & Leon
We have made it over $1,000! Awesome. Thank you e everyone!!!
We are almost to $1,000 in 3 shorts days! Thank you everyone for sharing and donating!
From Shane's mom:
Shane is my son. 4 years old and the happiest kid you will ever meet. If you are unable to donate please just keep this goin. We dont have a date yet but will keep posted until it is confirmed! Thanks for all the help and support!
Sorry for the missed spelt words I am doing this on my phone while at work so I have autocorrections like crazy
We have made passed $500 thank you everyone who habe donated already and also for those who can't that help spread the word. Thank you! Thank you!
A few friends and family here are trying to get a fundraising event together to see if we can try to raise more. More updates on that later.
Thank you again everyone!!
Today is Shane's 4th Birthday. I can't believe that it has been 4 years since he has been born. I love every moment and everyday that I get to spend with you. Love you Silly Monkey!
Well with good news in the past day comes a more difficult thing for me to update everyone about.
This funding page has now been updated to include the whole family of Shane's. We found out today that Shane's dad (my brother) has anaplastic astrocytoma. He will be starting chemotherapy in two weeks. I will be making a facebook page for Shane and Leon both to update everyone on their progress as they heal.
Thank you everyone who has donated already. It is such a great feeling that so many people care for this family. We appreciate you all. :)
This page is set up to help my nephew, brother and sister-in-law. Please read the following from Sharon Bogan who is the Location Director - BrightStart Pediatrics in Sanford Florida where Shane attends during the week.
BrightStart Pediatrics is a PPEC center (Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care) "“ a nursing and therapy center for medically fragile infants and children up to five years of age.
This is Shane! I want to tell you about his family and their current struggles and I hope that you are as inspired as I. I work at a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care center for medically fragile children. Shane is a 4-year old boy with Down Syndrome that attends our center. Shane was born 1/16/2009 with Down Syndrome and a few holes in his heart. He was also diagnosed shortly after his 1st birthday with Pulmonary Hypertension and has been on oxygen ever since. The doctors here in Orlando are not able to operate on his heart due to the Pulmonary Hypertension and the complexities that presents. Thankfully, the family was able to find a doctor in Boston that specializes in cases like Shane's and has agreed to see him and evaluate his case. Shane's care and accommodations will be paid for by insurance but his parents expenses are not.
Unfortunately, the day after receiving the wonderful news that Shane was accepted in Boston, the family received devastating news about his father Leon. Leon had to go to the hospital due to dizziness and other symptoms. The doctors found a tumor in his head and originally thought it was benign. The biopsy results unfortunately revealed a devastating diagnosis; Leon has Anaplastic Astocytoma, BRAIN CANCER. Leon will be starting a 2-year chemo therapy regiment along with radiation. He is 28years old!
Due to his health issues, Leon has not been able to work in some time and Shane's mother Candace has been working hard trying to take care of her two men. Candace works for a pool company and during the off season, has a hard time getting the hours she needs to make ends meet. Despite all of this adversity, Candace remains strong and stead fast in caring for the loves of her life.This family doesn't have much in the way of monetary things but what they do have is abundant love. Leon and Candace have loved and cared for Shane from the moment he came into their lives. What they can't provide in "˜things', they more than make up for with LOVE.
During the midst of all of the excitement for Shane and devastation from Leon's diagnosis, Candace also found out she is pregnant! They are very excited about the new addition to the family. Their excitement about the new baby and Shane's surgery are unfortunately dampened by the daunting years ahead for Leon and his treatment. Candace is the type of person that doesn't like to ask for help but this family is in dire need of help and prayers right now. "
We thank everyone for the awesome generous donation and of course the words of encouragement.
We love you all!!