Donations for Dalton

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Raised by 281 people in 55 months
Janee Dollar  KEARNEY, MO
Dalton (a.k.a. D-Ray) is a very smart, outgoing, energetic, athletic, fun loving 13 year old boy.   As most teenagers, Dalton enjoys hanging with friends, spending time with family, and has a deep passion for basketball.  Dalton was recently diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, which is a very rare form of cancer that starts in the bones or nearby soft tissues that share common features.  This cancer is treatable and looks to have been caught in the very early stages.  Dalton is currently being treated under the great care of Children's Mercy Hospital and will begin his treatment of chemotherapy very soon.  His mother, Melissa, will be taking FMLA (family medical leave) in order to be by his side and care for him as he battles this disease.  Which leaves them down to one income from his father, Steve, who is planning to work as much as possible to help with the financial burden.  My hope in putting this together is to help this family pay medical bills and any other expenses they deem fit.  Dalton and his family will already be facing some serious physical and emotion distress through all this, so any relief that can be given to help with the financial burden is greatly appreciated.  Please keep this family and most of all Dalton in your thoughts and prayers!  
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Update 65
Posted by Janee Dollar
5 days ago
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Laat night was a tough one

As I was massaging Essential Oils into D’s skin over his tumor locations.
I glanced up and noticed he had tears falling down his cheeks without making a sound
I asked what was wrong...
He said, I hate living this way, I am suffering my heart sank.
What do you tell your child that says,
I don’t want to die? It’s hard enough to find the right words to discuss this with anyone, especially when it’s your 17 year old son...

Please pray
#prayfordray #DSRCTSUCKS #iprayyounever
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Update 64
Posted by Janee Dollar
10 days ago
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Not a whole lot has changed...
We went to see Daltons team on Wednesday and they made the decision of no more treatment and to move forward with hospice It took some wind out of his sails . I think in a way he feels given up on When we got to the car, I asked him how he felt about things and he said... I didn’t know it was like that they said I had more options....
I think he thought that at the least they’d offer him a couple of oral chemo meds that he could take at home to help slow the progression. I tried to explain to him that at this point there isn’t anything that likely would slow the progression of the disease. Quality of life outweighs the nasty side effects of treatment. So he has seemed more down in spirit since Wednesday, not many laughs or smiles Also realizing that we didn’t need to return to clinic anymore was a real eye opener of where we’re at. Although we hated going to that place so much....we formed some great relationships with some of the staff over these past 4-1/2 years so the thought of not seeing them anymore definitely tugged at the heart strings I think everything being so final really punches ya in the gut....
On a happier note... he has seemed better these past couple days as far as the side effects he had been experiencing recently. He is still forgetful so at times it’s hard to communicate but knowing him and his needs so well, we’ve managed.
We have and are going to continue with our natural supplements here at home, even kicking them into high gear. We have quite the schedule and so far he’s been great at keeping up not wanting to do a couple of them that, I feel is real important but I’m trying hard not to push him too much.

I want to Thank everyone for the messages, food, texts, etc.
It’s all been a bit overwhelming as you could imagine and it’s tough to keep up and get back to everyone but I do want you to know I’m reading them and we appreciate so much all the thoughts, love and support ❤️❤️
Y’all have been amazing
#prayfordray #DSRCTSUCKS #morethan4
#iprayyounever
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Update 63
Posted by Janee Dollar
15 days ago
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Well, the past couple days have been strange for the lack of a better word.
It still doesn’t seem like it could be weeks, it seemed as though he was really out of it the day we found out it could be weeks which made it easier to believe but these last two days he’s back to his old self. He’s had friends around and I think it’s helped keep his mind off things.

We have been incredibly proud of Dalton and the way he’s handled these past 4-1/2 years but have never been more proud of the way he has handled this news. I’m sure his has thoughts up there that we’ll never know about but he has been nothing short of amazing per usual.
We’ve talked more about his wishes, funeral arrangements and even where he’d like to be buried which will be in Kansas, just as I thought:) he will always be a Kansas boy

We go to see his team on Wednesday. Not looking forward to it...he will get labs and I’m sure just going over everything.
The tumor fevers have stopped for now which is great and I’ve asked him if he feels anything different or off and he doesn’t. We’ve heard of people being able to feel the changes in their tumors etc.
He wants more than anything to make it to his 18th Birthday and I’ll do everything that I can possibly do to help that happen, Science may say I’m crazy but I’ll never give up on him or stop believing that a miracle could still happen.

As always he’s worrying more about those that he will leave behind than himself ❤️
He knows where he’s going and although that’s never how he would have hoped things would have turned out after fighting so hard for so long , he knows that he has no control and is at peace with going to Heaven....

I just want to Thank all of you so much for your love, thoughts, prayers, fundraisers, food and gifts that you’ve given our family. Having support helps keep that positive mindset and the push we’ve needed at times to keep going so again Thank You ❤️✨
I’ll update as needed and when I can...

#prayfordray #DSRCTSUCKS #iprayyounever
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Update 62
Posted by Janee Dollar
18 days ago
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Unfortunately, they are only giving Dalton weeks. We are going to discuss with him how he wants to handle things and I will let you all know.
It is in his brain and advanced in both the liver and lungs and is now in bones. He’s very forgetful, tired and has been suffering from tumor fevers. He’s already not the vibrant wise cracking Dalton that he once was.

Thank you for all your support over the years, it helped tremendously.
Again, I’ll let you all know about visitation.
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Deborah Seymour
18 months ago
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(continued)...all add up and help with something needed. Anyway..thank you again to all in everything and anything u do...especially prayers!!!! NEVER GIVING UP and Blessings to all! D-Ray's and Davin's Nana (Davin is one heck of a brother)

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Amy
2 months ago

Blessings for our Dalton!

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Amy Lowman-Ivy
5 months ago

We are praying so hard for D Ray!!!!!!

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Amy Lowman-Ivy
9 months ago

It was so nice to see Dalton for Prom Pictures. I got a couple of really good pics! He is always in our prayers and will be praying extra hard tomorrow!!!!! Love, Sophia and Amy Ivy :)

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Deborah Seymour
18 months ago

As always your continued prayers and support are greatly appreciated! Seems we have all gone through this journey for a while now! And here we r on yet another. D-Ray continues to amaze me! Our lives have become such a roller coaster these past few years. Your donations have helped more than u will ever know as New York is not a cheap place to stay. And always helps with his more natural medications that are not covered under insurance. There is no donation that "is not much" as they

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Deborah Seymour
28 months ago

Again I would like to thank everyone for ur continued support to the Hanna family concerning my Grandson D-Ray. He is truly an amazing young man! Ur kindness,prayers and support are deeply appreciated! God bless each and everyone one of U! We will ALWAYS continue to fight, as U r doing along with us!

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Terri L Hanna
29 months ago

Thank you to all for your continued support and many prayers for our family as we continue to fight for Dalton’s complete recovery.

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Deborah Seymour
29 months ago

Thank U once again for all your love,support and prayers for D-Ray and family! Your donations are so greatly appreciated and needed as always. I'm so proud of the FIGHTER that he is and the family also. Bless each and everyone of U! D-Ray's Nana

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Jamie Lynn Hanna
55 months ago

I just want to say THANK YOU,all so very much!!, this is so so kind or you all, with the loving words the paryers, we greatly need it and apperciate it all, every little bit helps, there for this is only the begining and all the support is so wonderful," Faith makes things possible, not easy",,please keep d-ray in your prayers as well as the family,, we the hannas thank you so much!! have a great day, and may god bless us all..THANKS AGAIN!!! support,love, cant say thank you enough...xoxo

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(continued)...all add up and help with something needed. Anyway..thank you again to all in everything and anything u do...especially prayers!!!! NEVER GIVING UP and Blessings to all! D-Ray's and Davin's Nana (Davin is one heck of a brother)

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Amy
2 months ago

Blessings for our Dalton!

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Amy Lowman-Ivy
5 months ago

We are praying so hard for D Ray!!!!!!

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Amy Lowman-Ivy
9 months ago

It was so nice to see Dalton for Prom Pictures. I got a couple of really good pics! He is always in our prayers and will be praying extra hard tomorrow!!!!! Love, Sophia and Amy Ivy :)

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Deborah Seymour
18 months ago

As always your continued prayers and support are greatly appreciated! Seems we have all gone through this journey for a while now! And here we r on yet another. D-Ray continues to amaze me! Our lives have become such a roller coaster these past few years. Your donations have helped more than u will ever know as New York is not a cheap place to stay. And always helps with his more natural medications that are not covered under insurance. There is no donation that "is not much" as they

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Deborah Seymour
28 months ago

Again I would like to thank everyone for ur continued support to the Hanna family concerning my Grandson D-Ray. He is truly an amazing young man! Ur kindness,prayers and support are deeply appreciated! God bless each and everyone one of U! We will ALWAYS continue to fight, as U r doing along with us!

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Terri L Hanna
29 months ago

Thank you to all for your continued support and many prayers for our family as we continue to fight for Dalton’s complete recovery.

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Deborah Seymour
29 months ago

Thank U once again for all your love,support and prayers for D-Ray and family! Your donations are so greatly appreciated and needed as always. I'm so proud of the FIGHTER that he is and the family also. Bless each and everyone of U! D-Ray's Nana

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Jamie Lynn Hanna
55 months ago

I just want to say THANK YOU,all so very much!!, this is so so kind or you all, with the loving words the paryers, we greatly need it and apperciate it all, every little bit helps, there for this is only the begining and all the support is so wonderful," Faith makes things possible, not easy",,please keep d-ray in your prayers as well as the family,, we the hannas thank you so much!! have a great day, and may god bless us all..THANKS AGAIN!!! support,love, cant say thank you enough...xoxo

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