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     Austin was born with Goldenhar Syndrome. Goldenhar Syndrome is a rare genetic condition that causes a craniofacial birth defect of the face and head, usually affecting the eyes, ears, and vertibrae. 
     Austin is 17now and has had over 55 surgeries, including cleft lip and pallet repair, G-Tube, Tracheotomy, Bone anchored hearing aid, external ear reconstruction, Bone Grafts, Orthodontia, and multiple Mandible Distractions.
     Austin has grown into a kind, intelligent and gentle young boy even after enduring bullying most of his life. He has a great future in front of him, as well as many more surgeries.

Hello friends near and far, I wanted to post an update for you all, I have been  receiving letters from the state to disconnect/or remove Austin from his state disability (SSI). This is a formality I guess as he ages into adult hood. It just came as a shock to me that they would start the process and notify me of the changes so soon. So this had me thinking of how I can afford to support Austin thru all the new changes.
As you all know I am a single mom of 3 wonderful kids, and I sometimes work up to 3 jobs just to pay for our normal life let alone all the medical stuff. I have been in prayer these last couple weeks trying to think of ways to financially support Austin with all of his medical needs, ( Just so you know that $287,000.00 of the money raised went to all the medical debt, a new hearing aid, glasses, 3 dental procedures), that will follow him for the rest of his life, should his disability be canceled indefinitely, or take a long time to go thru the appeals process to get him reinstated. So while he wont be covered by insurance, I have to have a back up plan. I just recieved a bill in the mail totaling $20,222.00 that insurance did not cover. I have not a clue how to pay for that.
I receive on a daily basis requests from people to reopen this donation site, people from all over the world  want to help Austin in so many ways and give to a great kid, I have gotten these messages and requests for almost 2 years now (up to 30 a day).
I do not want to take from people that are in the same situation as I, but I also have to be realistic, I am only one person and I want the best for my son, I don't ever want him to go with out any kind of medical miracle if I can help it. You all have loved and cared for my son and pray for him, and so I will leave this in Gods capable hands. Thank you to every single person that has loved my son and has financially supported him. You are all amazing souls.
Thank you for being apart of our lives and supporting us over these last few years. Your love has gotten me thru some really tough days. We often read your letters, comments and messages, as I have put them into binders so we can read your encouraging words over and over. You fuel us to be the best we can be. Thank you for that in every way. Just when I think I cant keep going I will get a message of encouragement from someone and it changes my whole day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

      
     Thank you for your generosity.  God Bless. Each and every single one of you!

     We will be posting updates on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Awesome-Austins-Support-Page-624084894627293/https://www.facebook.com/austinourhero
     













This is Austin's Papa. I'm an admin for the GoFundMe and Austin's FB page. I'm a very proud Papa and I'm also very proud of my daughter-in-law. She has done remarkable things for her family and for many other people and families in need. This 9News feature taken about 4 years ago is just one reason why I am so proud of her and my grandchildren.

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For Updates on Austin Our Hero please visit our New Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/Awesome-Austins-Support-Page-624084894627293/. Unfortunately Austin's old Facebook Page was hijacked but has since been removed from Facebook.
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We have a new Facebook page set up for Austin. Please go visit today and like our new page!!!!! Look up Awesome Austin. I will try to set up a link on his ground me! We miss seeing our loving followers!!!!
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Update on Austin's page. I finally got a response from Facebook admins to submitt a letter and I'd to prove I am who I say I am and to prove I'm the rightful owner of his page. I submitted all documents necessary and now I just wait. Pray like heck that the dirtball responsible for doing this is removed and we are given the page back. Now it's just a waiting I game. Just pray and pray some more! Thank you to all who have been praying and helping me in this whole thing. You all are truly amazing. I could not have done it without all of your persistence and just the love you show my son. God bless you all!!!!
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Hello all of Austin's followers and loved fans. This is the last place I wanted to have to reach out to you but I am left with no choice. Austin's Facebook page has been hacked and I have been blocked and removed as the admin on the page. I have literally done all I can do to try to regain control over the page and fix the problem. I have gotten know where and have not had any help from any of the Facebook admins on resolving the issue. Now what I am asking you is if you are a friend on the page or follow the page, delete it from your following and block the page The hacker that stole it is posting horrible stuff on the page and there are dozens of us that have reported it however Facebook is still allowing it. I am so sorry that this happened and that I cannot fix it at this time. We are looking into a more secure site we can use so people can still follow him and all of his life's journeys. Please know that we value each and every one of you and feel just horrible about all of this. We have also learned that this is a daily occurrence on so many pages and that Facebook is just not as secure as we thought it would be, and so with a saddened heart this is my last resort to contact you all and tell you to leave and unfriend and block Austin's Support Austin Our hero page. If Facebook wont delete his page the only thing left is to leave it. Please spread the word, and let others know and as soon as we have a solution or another page I will post it on here. God bless each and every one of you. We love you and again we apologize from the bottom of our hearts.
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Love, hugs, and blessings to you always. Thank you for shining bright and making our world a better place

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I hope you can get all our bills taken care of and have the best Christmas ever, I'm glad I got to know you and was able to be a very small part in your life Austin & Kera

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