Damien McCauley Fund
Due to the high medical and transportation expenses the family has, it is almost impossible for them to make ends meet despite the fact they have cut every possible corner they can. On Jan 6th, their only car broke down leaving them stranded on the side of the highway in freezing temperatures with Damien. They now have no transportation for the 300 plus miles they need to travel every week to get Damien from Maryland to Washington DC for treatment and no money to fix their car. They are using their rent money to pay for public transportation to get Damien to dialysis which he cannot survive without. They are having difficulty paying for the high copays for his medication and other related expenses which are unavoidable. All repairs that have been done on their car have failed thus far.
Our goal is to raise enough money to help them with their never ending medical and travel expenses and to get them a reliable vehicle so they do not have the additional burden of car repairs to deal with.
For more information, visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/dreams4damien
I wanted to wait until we were 100% sure we had a donor for Damien, however decided to share the news now. One of our supporters who has been trying to be Damiens match has passed the 1st two rounds of testing (the health questionnaire and the blood work). She now needs to fly from her hometown to Washington, DC for the final round of tests and to meet with the entire transplant team. She will spend 1/2 the day undergoing diagnostic and imaging studies (MRI, chest xray, etc) and the second 1/2 in meetings with the financial coordinator, surgeons, social worker, etc. Please know that while this is wonderful news that it is not set in stone. She MUST come to DC and complete the final round of tests in order to be considered a match. We ask that everyone who has asked about being tested to please KEEP GETTING TESTED because she still may be found to not be a suitable donor and if that happens, we dont want to have to "start over" because our supporters thought "oh, well they have a donor so I'm going to stop getting tested". Damien still needs us all to rally together!!!
Dawna, our potential donor needs to get to DC for testing and we want to help her offset the associated costs of airfare, hotel accommodations, food, rental car, and several days missed from work so we are again posting this fundraiser as well as including a link to a beauty product fundraiser one of our supporters is hosting for us. Courtney Zuniga is graciously donating 100% of her commission to this campaign for the next 9 days. All proceeds will be used to get our possible donor here for final testing. If you'd like to order click on the following link, go to "my parties" and select Dreams for Damien and then place your order. You may also make a donation to the gofundme acct (please just put donor as a comment when donating). Thank you SO much and please, keep us in prayer as we move forward over the next few weeks! God bless each of you...
As many of you know, Damien's liver labs are looking great again, however he is now showing signs of having issues with his parathyroid glands which is causing the high phosphorus and calcium levels, which in turn can lead to weak brittle bones (causing easy fractures/breaks), high blood pressure, kidney stones and heart disease. Please continue to keep our family in prayer. Thank you so much and God bless you all!
Hi. I didn't want to read to much of this. But I knew from what I did read that I know what I want to do. I cannot help at the moment with costs but I can help with a kidney. If you know what needs to happen after someone has offered please contact me. If I am a match, it is his. (347) 220-7211 Valerie Etienne - New York I will take a trip to Washington if need be.
I have a brother who is 29 now, but was born at 1.4oz. Has a twin as well he is a healthy man today only struggled for his 1st yr. The brother who got all the damage had open heart surgery at 10 hrs old and has had small and large intestines removed, he has so many scars no belly button from so many surgeries. Fed through a tube and had port into his main artery in his chest to have fluid with stuff in it so he could survive and grow like normal kids. He finally started to eat when he was around 16. He is like a 5 yr old. In and out of hospitals his whole childhood. So I just stated all this and there is way much more but our family knows what yours is going through. Your little guy is adorable and so strong, like my brother is. Kids are amazing fighters. I pray for you all.
I just saw the video of Damien in the sink and you explaining to him that he can't drink water. That really touched me the fact that you need to comfort him and help him understand that he can't drink water. The one thing you would think someone could drink but he can't. I wish everything goes well for him and he's lucky to have parents like you.
Hey If you can send him this words directly it will somehow make him happy let him pray this anytime he can... i do this anytime that i can i'm a christian,and it change my life..,, i'm not rich with money... but i'm rich with love and all i need is given to me,and not all i want.. thats what GOD gives...( "God gives me everything i need, everything i need is given by GOD, GOD is everything and GOD is love") hardships may come to you but GOD will help always... this simple prayer will help surely ^_^
sending prayers and sharing your story as I hope you will mine also.
help my cousin
I can't halo but I just wanted to say how touched I am reading the comments and how many offed this sweet little boy your kidneys left a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat God bless you angels
I would really love to send him some things if you didn't mind sending me your address.
this really just touched my heart. my blood type is O Positive and im more than willing to give him my kidney.
Hey little guy.. Even though i cant help you with cash or kidney. I assure you i can spread the word.. Everybody deserves to be happy.. It breaks me too see you getting hurt.. You have such a strong heart i give you that.. And to his parents and everyone who helped them. God bless you all.. If i am near i am very much willing to help in any way i can. Please dont give up ..
I dont have money rt now but i dont wish that on any one i had a son that had leukemia when he was 2 just pray
I can not help financially but I can help by posting Damien's story on my time line and maybe some of my friends can help financially. I will keep you Damien and your family in my prayers that you get your transplant really soon.
It may be a small amount but Im happy I was able to share what I have in a small way .I hope you'll get better. Prayers from Mr and Mrs Speer
You rock little man..may god bless and protect you throughout this fragile moment in life..stay strong..my angel
I will donate and how can I get tested I love in south carolina
I can't donate :( don't accept my email address. Whay? I realy want to donate.