A Better Life for Cason Griffith

$10,450 of $10k goal

Raised by 117 people in 32 months
Christy Griffith Tennant  LAWRENCEVILLE, GA
Cason, age 4, has suffered from severe eczema and allergies his whole life. No child deserves to experience the constant redness and itching, staph infections from open sores and hearing strangers ask what's wrong with his skin. Cason hasn't slept through the night in over 2 years. He scratches until he bleeds, and he cries when his skin gets wet because it burns so badly. His lymph nodes are constantly swollen due to the inflammation in his body. He lays awake at night, sometimes suffering alone, other times calling out for help.





He has seen countless doctors, suffered through blood and skin testing, and used more prescription creams than can be counted on two hands. Nothing has improved his condition, and it has actually gotten worse. His doctors feel they have tried everything to help him and have reached a road block. Thankfully, his allergist referred him to this wonderful program that we are hoping will be the answer to our prayers.

National Jewish Hospital in Denver, CO has a program specifically designed for children suffering with this debilitating condition, and it has wonderful results in clearing up eczema and identifying the causes/triggers. They also offer therapy and educational classes. Cason's parents have reached the point where they feel this is their only hope of giving Cason a normal life. The cost of the program alone can be $10,000-$20,000, not counting airfare and expenses for food and lodging which will run about $5,000 for the two weeks of treatment. They would like to travel to Denver in late May, and need to pay a deposit of $3,500 in order to secure that time-frame with the National Jewish Hospital.



Cason's parents, Clint & Kelly, are both employed and do have insurance. However, it is uncertain what portion of treatment insurance will cover. They very much know that this treatment is the next step for Cason, but have been unable to put their resources towards that until now. Last year, Cason became a big brother to Oliver, who was born with Down Syndrome and has needed several hospitalizations throughout his first year. This last year has taken most of their energy and financial resources, so they have not been able to save for this trip to Denver as they would have liked.

I set up this page as a way for friends and family to help support their efforts and get them to to the National Jewish Hospital as soon as possible. Cason is suffering every day. His life is not normal. He doesn't know what its like to not feel inflamed and irritated all the time. He is constantly told to "stop scratching" when everything in his body tells him to scratch. He isn't able to go to birthday parties, or friends houses, or grandparents houses for fear that he will have to endure weeks of skin irritation because of something in the environment. He is such a sweet and tenderhearted child, and only wants to feel normal. Please consider donating to help with the expenses for this trip and know that you are helping to give him a better life.

Thank you,

Christy Griffith Tennant
(Cason's Aunt)









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Update 8
29 months ago

Cason, Kelly and Clint have been in Denver since Sunday. Here is the latest update: After two days of baths, creams, and getting his face, hands and body wrapped in gauze multiple times a day - an experience that has been somewhat traumatic for all involved, Cason just said, "Mommy, my face feels so much better. Thank you soo much for bringing me to Denver!" Please keep praying for healing and for answers! Thank you!
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Update 7
30 months ago

Just want to let you all know that Clint, Kelly, and Cason now have their flights to Denver officially booked! They will be traveling from May 11-24. We want to say a very special THANK YOU to the individual who donated over 250,000 of their Delta SkyMiles so that they did not have to pay out of pocket for their flights! We are beyond blessed and grateful for your extreme generosity! THANK YOU!
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Update 6
31 months ago

Thank you all again so very much for your support for Cason's healing! His parents have now secured dates at the pediatric atopic dermatitis program at National Jewish Hospital in Denver for May 11-24. They would absolutely not have been able to do this without your overwhelming generosity. You have helped them reach 75% of their $10,000 goal! You have given them confidence in knowing that a safety net has been provided, so thank you so much for being willing to share their financial burden. It means so much and your generosity has definitely not gone unnoticed!
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Update 5
31 months ago

Big News! Cason's story has been picked up by the Atlanta Magazine! Kelly was interviewed last week and the story is up on the website now. So exciting! It is a great article that tells you so much more about the treatment he will be receiving in Denver. Thanks for helping us pass it along!

www.atlantamagazine.com/health/2014/02/18/crowdsourcing-helps-local-boy-with-health-issues
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Anita Redd
16 months ago

Hi Christy, I am Anita Redd, founder of Anita's Balm that I created for my son's eczema. I'd be happy if Cason would try our natural products. We have a Facebook page. Best wishes.

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$10,450 of $10k goal

Raised by 117 people in 32 months
Created February 1, 2014
Christy Griffith Tennant  
EL
$100
Eddie Lanier
28 months ago
RT
$100
Reg & Jan Tennant
29 months ago (Offline Donation)

Sending our love and prayers.

MC
$100
Matt & Kristina Cagle
29 months ago
SH
$150
Sergio and Elizabeth Hernandez
29 months ago (Offline Donation)
SH
$895
Sherry Hart
30 months ago

God Bless this sweet family!

RG
$300
Roy and Ann Gamblin
30 months ago (Offline Donation)
KC
$50
Karen Cagle
30 months ago

My prayers that your trip to Denver be productive for Cason.

BS
$1,000
Beverly Sauer
30 months ago (Offline Donation)
JT
$50
Judy Tucker
31 months ago

Best wishes to your family - I am hopeful you get the help/answers you need!

BT
$10
Becky Taylor
31 months ago

Praying for healing for this precious boy. Wish I could give more.

Anita Redd
16 months ago

Hi Christy, I am Anita Redd, founder of Anita's Balm that I created for my son's eczema. I'd be happy if Cason would try our natural products. We have a Facebook page. Best wishes.

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