Chandler's Guatemala Study Abroad

$4,260 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 68 people in 44 months
My name is Tobi and I am raising money for my oldest son Chandler to have a life-changing experience in Guatemala this summer.  

Chandler has been through a lot.  Born with a severe bilateral cleft lip and palate, he has undergone 21 surgeries. From bone grafts from both hips and ribs to a tongue lip adhesion (it is indeed as terrible as it sounds), this incredible boy has been through more pain and suffering than anyone should ever have to experience.  

Missing weeks of school at a time for each of his surgeries, Chandler managed to skip fourth grade and continues to work hard and excel in school. After all he's been through and before he begins intense craniofacial orthodontia next year, I want to give him this unforgettable experience this summer.

Chandler has the opportunity to spend one month on a study abroad this summer. During his time in this beautiful country, Chandler will experience a different culture, assist at a medical clinic, volunteer in an orphanage, work on a farm, visit the ocean, walk on a black sand beach, enjoy museums, explore ruins, hike a volcano, help students practice their English, and many more adventures. 

We are asking for your help in providing this experience for our boy.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kindness and generosity in making this dream come true for him.

Learn more about Chandler's incredible opportunity at elmundostudyabroad.com
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Lisa H. Smith
39 months ago

I read the blog article and found my heart aching for both mother and son. This world can be so cruel. I hope Chandler has an amazing adventure this summer and that he sees his own infinite value. I have 2 redheaded sisters.. and red hair is amazing! Please tell him that he matters, even to strangers.

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Cissi Byrd Wyhs
39 months ago

I don't have money to contribute at this time. I just want to say in the above picture Chandler is a fine looking young man. I will pray that he does well in the Charter school. Going to Guatemala is such a great opportunity. God Bless your family!

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Andy Doetsch
39 months ago

My dad helped to build a school in Guatemala...the Light & Life School - Saquil. That would be great if you could visit there! I was bullied when I was in middle school and high school. Chandler, I am SO proud of you for continuing to move forward in life. You ROCK Chandler!!!

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Joan Newby
44 months ago

Go Chandler!!! I am excited for your opportunity and hope only good things to come for you!!!

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$20
Nicole Taz
29 months ago
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$100
Samantha Maltese
38 months ago
$50
Margaret Turley
39 months ago

fell in love with you the moment I saw you - possibly because I am a redhead also (we are special) You have a beautiful face and smile - (you made me smile.) What an amazing thing you are doing - you are not only beautiful on the outside but on the inside as well. Lots of love Margaret xxxxx

$20
Rebecca Deane
39 months ago

Saw your blog post and had to give a little something. This is going to be an incredible experience for Chandler! -- from a Mom of two redheads, the younger one born with Pierre Robin Sequence (with cleft palate)

$20
Cindy Brown
39 months ago

You are amazing and don't ever forget that!

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Anonymous
39 months ago
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$10
sharee soward
39 months ago

All the very best on your adventure, I hope that you find your smile again and know that you are more then capable to achieve what you dream , and so very blessed to have a family 100% behind you

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$160
Mick Levin
39 months ago
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$10
Anna Armendariz
39 months ago
KR
$20
Katie Richman
39 months ago
Lisa H. Smith
39 months ago

I read the blog article and found my heart aching for both mother and son. This world can be so cruel. I hope Chandler has an amazing adventure this summer and that he sees his own infinite value. I have 2 redheaded sisters.. and red hair is amazing! Please tell him that he matters, even to strangers.

+ Read More
Cissi Byrd Wyhs
39 months ago

I don't have money to contribute at this time. I just want to say in the above picture Chandler is a fine looking young man. I will pray that he does well in the Charter school. Going to Guatemala is such a great opportunity. God Bless your family!

+ Read More
Andy Doetsch
39 months ago

My dad helped to build a school in Guatemala...the Light & Life School - Saquil. That would be great if you could visit there! I was bullied when I was in middle school and high school. Chandler, I am SO proud of you for continuing to move forward in life. You ROCK Chandler!!!

+ Read More
Joan Newby
44 months ago

Go Chandler!!! I am excited for your opportunity and hope only good things to come for you!!!

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