Donations for Dalton’s Family

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Raised by 375 people in 60 months
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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We loved the KC Hospice House, we didn’t like the reason we had to be there but none the less it was a great experience. The nurses were as nice as they come. Although it was a bit strange walking the halls as all the other rooms were occupied with old people. Because of this the whole staff knew about Dalton.
The last night of our first visit, D had a really great nurse that talked to me for a while about everything . I really liked her and was thankful that she was D’s nurse again during his second stay and happened to be there with us that night to coach us through the beginning stages of our long night.

She couldn’t believe that Steve and I hadn’t dropped any F-bombs at each other yet☺️ we said what? She said oh you wouldn’t believe what goes on. She said some parents try to stop the process, I’m like what? Our children are not coming out of this if they’ve got to this point so why be selfish and let them suffer?
Anyhow while going through my pm’s tonight I came across one that she had sent me later that afternoon on 3/25. I had forgotten about it. I guess she searched me on fb...

Hey Melissa...
Thinking of you this afternoon and wondered how tired, relieved, peaceful, sad, and the numbness you must be feeling.
I wanted you guys to know, that in 25 + years of doing Hospice work, I have never seen so much grace and compassion from two parents dealing with such a complicated situation last night.
Please do not go away from that experience and feel he suffered. His body and strong will power was going to fight through every decline and change in his physical status. How you handled him by talking to him, touching him, and holding him, created an amazing and peaceful ending to his courageous, short life. I know he didn’t want to leave his best friend; we could all feel it. I am sad for you all, but so relieved he finally “jumped off that cliff” and is no longer experiencing any physical or emotional pain....
Please know you guys gave him the best of everything these last few days and I feel privileged to have been a part of it.❤️
(RN)
KC Hospice

How thoughtful was she? To take her time after a long shift to send me a message:) We are thankful that she was a part of it as well. One day, when the time is right I plan on visiting her and some of the other nurses. We hated that Dalton had to leave us but we wouldn’t have wanted it to be anywhere else.
As he lay there fighting, I put Rags under his arm. Miss you both so much
#lifeafterloss #DSRCTSUCKS #forever17 #morethan4 #46days
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Rejoicing with happy tears this morning because although Dalton Ray may have died, he still lives because of Gods Promise and Daltons faith in Jesus Christ who today has risen from the grave so that Dalton Ray may have eternal life
God always keeps his promises ✝️ Thank You Jesus

John 11:25-26
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.
#lifeafterloss #forever17 #missingyou
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#lifeafterloss #forever17 #missumuch
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Dalton Rays last ride in his truck to his burial site for his final Rest In Peace !
It was beautiful:)
#prayfordray #forever17
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Deborah Seymour
22 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
3 months ago

I am heartbroken for you all. I wish there was some way to make all of this go away. We continue to pray for you all and please know that Dalton really means so much to Sophia...I am very happy that they are good close friends!! Just wishing good thoughts..no matter how small. Keep fighting!!

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Margaret
4 months ago

God love all of you. I wish I knew of an answer to help, but I don't. I had you all put on our prayer chain at Old Union Church in Lawson last Sunday. Who knows maybe someone will come up with something. My heart hurts for all of you. In all honesty, it sounds like Hell on Earth! Praying in the mean time, that seems to be all we can do. Its such a helpless feeling.'

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Tonya
4 months ago

I’m trying to find words for you and your family and I’m at a loss. I simply can not imagine what, as a mother, you are feeling. I’m so very sorry. I also have a son named Daltyn, but the tables are turned a bit for he is watching me battle stage 4 pancreatic cancer. please tell Dalton he is not alone in his feelings and to remember that everyday we are here is another day for an amazing memory and it simply means that we still have a purpose whether we know exactly what that is or not. praying for all of you!

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Margaret
4 months ago

God love all of you!!! My heart hurts SO for all of you.

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Amy
7 months ago

Blessings for our Dalton!

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Amy Lowman-Ivy
10 months ago

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

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Amy Lowman-Ivy
13 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
22 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
33 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
34 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
34 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
60 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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KD
$100
Kathy Dollar
2 months ago
$50
Anonymous
2 months ago
$200
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2 months ago
NR
$500
Nick & Brooke Rodina
2 months ago
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2 months ago
DD
$25
Dante Distefano
2 months ago
JD
$100
John Davis
2 months ago

We will miss you D-Ray.

PB
$50
Pam Bultmann
2 months ago

I am so very sorry for your loss.

$100
Karen Scott
2 months ago

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you.

PN
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Pam Nichols
2 months ago

I pray for peace for your family

Deborah Seymour
22 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
3 months ago

I am heartbroken for you all. I wish there was some way to make all of this go away. We continue to pray for you all and please know that Dalton really means so much to Sophia...I am very happy that they are good close friends!! Just wishing good thoughts..no matter how small. Keep fighting!!

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Margaret
4 months ago

God love all of you. I wish I knew of an answer to help, but I don't. I had you all put on our prayer chain at Old Union Church in Lawson last Sunday. Who knows maybe someone will come up with something. My heart hurts for all of you. In all honesty, it sounds like Hell on Earth! Praying in the mean time, that seems to be all we can do. Its such a helpless feeling.'

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Tonya
4 months ago

I’m trying to find words for you and your family and I’m at a loss. I simply can not imagine what, as a mother, you are feeling. I’m so very sorry. I also have a son named Daltyn, but the tables are turned a bit for he is watching me battle stage 4 pancreatic cancer. please tell Dalton he is not alone in his feelings and to remember that everyday we are here is another day for an amazing memory and it simply means that we still have a purpose whether we know exactly what that is or not. praying for all of you!

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Margaret
4 months ago

God love all of you!!! My heart hurts SO for all of you.

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Amy
7 months ago

Blessings for our Dalton!

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Amy Lowman-Ivy
10 months ago

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

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Amy Lowman-Ivy
13 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
22 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
33 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!

+ Read More
Terri L Hanna
34 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.

+ Read More
Deborah Seymour
34 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
60 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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