Help support Dominic and his family

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Raised by 84 people in 39 months

My name is Kimberly and my amazing friends need your help! 

Though they would never ask for help themselves they are in need of some financial help to support themselves and their beautiful son Dominic. 

Dominic was born with an extremely rare terminal metabolic condition and for three and a half years has been sick and in and out of the hospital and intensive care. He has beat so many odds to stay in this world and be with his parents and anyone who has been around this family can feel that he has stayed in this world with us because of the love he has for his parents. Hannah and Shawn have loved this little boy beyond words and how they get through everyday amazes me. They have completely uprooted their lives and left many friends and family in their home town and moved to be closer to the Children’s Hospital in Vancouver where Dominic can get the best possible care. They are amazing parents and people and truly deserve your help! 

Hannah has not been able to work since she was five months pregnant due to complications during her pregnancy as a result of Dominic’s disease and has continued to be off work to be Mommy, nurse, and world to this unbelievably strong and amazing boy. Shawn has worked throughout Dominic’s three and half years in this world and is 100% willing to work for his family whenever he can. But due to Dominic’s condition is often unable to do so as Dominic is sick and in the hospital and needs his parents. Shawn has also dedicated his life to his son and become father, nurse, and world. 

These amazing people just need a break and the last thing that they need to worry about at this point is making ends meet. My hope is that we can fundraise so that they can continue to focus on their son and the care and attention that he needs. Any little bit helps and it would mean the world to me to take just a little bit of their worries away. 

Thank you, 
Kimberly

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Here is an update on Dominic from his mommy Hannah but let me first say how much I appreciate the generosity so far. I ask again for your help as both of Dominic's parents cannot work in order to care for and spend as much time as they can with their boy! They are the most deserving loving family I know and I know how humbled and appreciative they are!

2017 hasn't started how we imagined it would. Dom has many respiratory issues that cause him to stop breathing often through the day and night so we have to help him clear his airways multiple times by deep suctioning him quiet regularly. About 3 weeks ago in the middle of the night with one of his breathing issues we sat him up to help him catch his breath and his femur in his right leg broke as a result of sitting up. We knew something was wrong but he can't communicate with us and doesn't cry so it was a shock to learn such a major bone was broken when we arrived at emergency. He is too high risk for surgery so that wasn't an option and had a special cast put on to immobilize his leg. Since this happened so fast and by doing something we do every day with him we have learned that his bones are very brittle and weak and there isn't much we can do at this point to change anything about them. He gets vitamin D and specialized formula to help his body but he is very fragile and this is a new obstacle we now face going forward for caring for Dom. We just had a hospital bed delivered for him as his body needs to be supported very well going forward to make sure we protect him from further injuries and to make sure he doesn't get pressure sores since he can't move on his own. We almost lost him last week due to his body metabolizing his pain meds differently than you or I would that resulted in him having an overdose, thankfully the amazing docs at Canuck Place were able to save him. We are so thankful for his strength and how resilient he is and we are going to continue to enjoy every second we have with our little man, he truly is the strongest person I have ever known and I am so lucky I get to be his mommy. <3
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Here is an update on Dominic from his mommy Hannah but let me first say how much I appreciate the generosity so far. I ask again for your help as both of Dominic's parents cannot work in order to care for and spend as much time as they can with their boy! They are the most deserving loving family I know and I know how humbled and appreciative they are!

2017 hasn't started how we imagined it would. Dom has many respiratory issues that cause him to stop breathing often through the day and night so we have to help him clear his airways multiple times by deep suctioning him quiet regularly. About 3 weeks ago in the middle of the night with one of his breathing issues we sat him up to help him catch his breath and his femur in his right leg broke as a result of sitting up. We knew something was wrong but he can't communicate with us and doesn't cry so it was a shock to learn such a major bone was broken when we arrived at emergency. He is too high risk for surgery so that wasn't an option and had a special cast put on to immobilize his leg. Since this happened so fast and by doing something we do every day with him we have learned that his bones are very brittle and weak and there isn't much we can do at this point to change anything about them. He gets vitamin D and specialized formula to help his body but he is very fragile and this is a new obstacle we now face going forward for caring for Dom. We just had a hospital bed delivered for him as his body needs to be supported very well going forward to make sure we protect him from further injuries and to make sure he doesn't get pressure sores since he can't move on his own. We almost lost him last week due to his body metabolizing his pain meds differently than you or I would that resulted in him having an overdose, thankfully the amazing docs at Canuck Place were able to save him. We are so thankful for his strength and how resilient he is and we are going to continue to enjoy every second we have with our little man, he truly is the strongest person I have ever known and I am so lucky I get to be his mommy. <3
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So I am so overcome with so many emotions. The generosity of everyone so far has been unbelievable and just goes to show how amazing this family is and just how many people they have in their corner! I have decided to up my original goal of $3000 to $5000 as we almost reached it in two days! Every cent of this money will help their lives and you all are a part in that so I thank you and Hannah and Shawn thank you!
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Wow over $2000 in two days! I am beyond impressed and moved by everyones generosity! This will be such a huge help to these amazing people! I would still like to reach the original goal I set so please keep sharing on social media.
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Jessie Doucette Witor
39 months ago

I am sending it by mail to them!!! I am his Aunt and I have a thing about doing money over the internet!!!!

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Noreen Siegmund
39 months ago

I hope this helps. I went to school with Michelle and Jeff. This is an awesome idea Kimberly

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Raised by 84 people in 39 months
Created March 8, 2016
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Kyle & Rachel Doerksen
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Lots of love to you two and your very precious boy Dom!

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Jessie Doucette Witor
39 months ago

I am sending it by mail to them!!! I am his Aunt and I have a thing about doing money over the internet!!!!

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Noreen Siegmund
39 months ago

I hope this helps. I went to school with Michelle and Jeff. This is an awesome idea Kimberly

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