Just want to let you all know that Clint, Kelly, and Cason now have their flights to Denver officially booked! They will be traveling from May 11-24. We want to say a very special THANK YOU to the individual who donated over 250,000 of their Delta SkyMiles so that they did not have to pay out of pocket for their flights! We are beyond blessed and grateful for your extreme generosity! THANK YOU!
Thank you all again so very much for your support for Cason's healing! His parents have now secured dates at the pediatric atopic dermatitis program at National Jewish Hospital in Denver for May 11-24. They would absolutely not have been able to do this without your overwhelming generosity. You have helped them reach 75% of their $10,000 goal! You have given them confidence in knowing that a safety net has been provided, so thank you so much for being willing to share their financial burden. It means so much and your generosity has definitely not gone unnoticed!
Thank you all SO much for your continued support! Clint and Kelly have contacted the hospital and should be scheduling their trip sometime in the next week or two! Here is a picture of Cason in the grocery store earlier in the week - as you can see - he's been very inflamed and is really struggling with his allergies this week. Thank you all so much for helping them find healing for Cason!
Cason in the grocery store last week.
Yay! We are halfway to the goal! Thank you all so very much for your generosity! $5,075 raised by 74 people in 5 days! Amazing! From the $5 to the $500 donations, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Clint and Kelly cannot believe this is really happening. They are in the process of contacting the hospital and beginning to see how much will be covered by their insurance. Please continue to keep them all in your thoughts, and that they would find favor with the insurance company. Thank you!
As of this morning, Clint & Kelly now have the funds needed to secure dates at the Jewish Hospital! They needed $3500 for a deposit, and you have helped raise that in just THREE days! The outpouring of love and reach of this has gone further than any of us ever imagined and we cannot express how deeply this is affecting all of us. Thank you so so much for your gifts, your support and for sharing Cason's story!
Wow! We are so BLOWN AWAY by the response on this! I can't believe we've raised over $2,000 in less than two days! Thank you all so so much for your support! Every bit that is given is getting them one step closer to Colorado. I know that Clint and Kelly are in awe at the response and feel so blessed to know that this many people are supporting them. To all that have given and shared Cason's story on Facebook, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
Cason, age 4, has suffered from severe eczema and allergies his whole
life. No child deserves to experience the constant redness and itching, staph
infections from open sores and hearing strangers ask what's wrong with his
skin. Cason hasn't slept through the night in over 2 years. He scratches until
he bleeds, and he cries when his skin gets wet because it burns so badly. His
lymph nodes are constantly swollen due to the inflammation in his body. He lays
awake at night, sometimes suffering alone, other times calling out for help.
He has seen countless doctors, suffered through blood and skin
testing, and used more prescription creams than can be counted on two hands.
Nothing has improved his condition, and it has actually gotten worse. His
doctors feel they have tried everything to help him and have reached a road
block. Thankfully, his allergist referred him to this wonderful program that we
are hoping will be the answer to our prayers.
National Jewish Hospital in Denver, CO has a program specifically designed for
children suffering with this debilitating condition, and it has wonderful
results in clearing up eczema and identifying the causes/triggers. They also
offer therapy and educational classes. Cason's parents have reached the point where they feel this is their only hope of giving Cason a normal life. The cost of the program alone can be $10,000-$20,000,
not counting airfare and expenses for food and lodging which will run about $5,000 for the two weeks of treatment. They would like to travel to Denver in late May, and need to pay a deposit of $3,500 in order to secure that time-frame with the National Jewish Hospital.
Cason's parents, Clint & Kelly, are both employed and do have insurance. However, it is uncertain what portion of treatment insurance will cover. They very much know that this treatment is the next step for Cason, but have been unable to put their resources towards that until now. Last year, Cason became a big brother to Oliver, who was born with Down Syndrome and has needed several hospitalizations throughout his first year. This last year has taken most of their energy and financial resources, so they have not been able to save for this trip to Denver as they would have liked.
I set up this page as a way for friends and family to help support their efforts and get them to to the National Jewish Hospital as soon as possible. Cason is suffering every day. His life is not normal. He doesn't know what its like to not feel inflamed and irritated all the time. He is constantly told to "stop scratching" when everything in his body tells him to scratch. He isn't able to go to birthday parties, or friends houses, or grandparents houses for fear that he will have to endure weeks of skin irritation because of something in the environment. He is such a sweet and tenderhearted child, and only wants to feel normal. Please
consider donating to help with the expenses for this trip and know that you are
helping to give him a better life.
Christy Griffith Tennant