Fundraising for a Superhero

$5,865 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 133 people in 25 months
Natalya Drayce Sorensen   QUINCY, IL
Drayce Michael Sorensen is an 18 month old toddler that is on hospice and will be removed from his life support very soon. His mother has made the difficult decision to let him be at peace. He was born on January 5th, 2013! He spent six months in the NICU at St. John's Children's Hospital where he was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, mid face hypoplasia, dysmorphic features, feeding problems, and tracheal and bronchial malasia, which resulted in him receiving tracheostomy tube for breathing and a feeding tube to receive nutrition. He is missing his temporal and frontal lobes of his brain and has severe developmental delay. He has been hospitalized most of his life. He started seeing doctors at St. Louis Children's Hospital and he was put on a ventilator in October 2013. He has put up such a great fight but recently had two strokes and was in status epilectusus, which is a constant seizure, for about a week. Drayce was very badly effected by the strokes and is even more delayed now. Natalya Sorensen, his mother, has been faces with the toughest decision of her life; letting her baby go. But she knows he will be the happiest angel in Heaven and has made the right choice. She is a single mother that has been by his side through every single step of his heroic journey! She often refers to him as "superman" because his strength is undeniable. She is wanting to make sure he receives the ceremony he deserves and the headstone that he deserves! Please help this mother out with anything you can! It will be so greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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Update 6
25 months ago
I made it through the hardest days of my life. Tomorrow things will be so surreal as I go and order a tombstone for my son...
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Update 5
25 months ago
Drayces wake was beautiful the funeral will be hard but so peaceful knowing he is now happy!
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Update 4
25 months ago
Drayce's visitation will be at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home on Friday July 18th, 2014 from 4pm-7pm and his funeral will be on Saturday July 19th, 2014 at 10am! Thank you for all your support during this very difficult time!
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Update 3
25 months ago
Drayce passed peacefully at 3:40pm.
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Diamond Jade
25 months ago

From the future Head family.. Brandon && I send our deepest condolences and pray that you find peace.. You're a brave girl.. Rest in peace angel baby super Drayce.. From our family to yours from one mommy of an angel to another.. Co

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Janet Mark Reno
25 months ago

I love seeing 5.00 donations on here. I think sometimes people do not donate because they feel the amount they donate would be inadequate. Even if you donate 1.00 it all adds up! 5.00 is a great donation and I know I read a few comments saying "I didn't have much but gave what I could" those people are what this fundraiser is all about! Give what you can! And now Natalya & Drayce have almost reached the goal --I know she appreciates it so much -- all donations from 1.00-1000.00.

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Lisa Meyers
25 months ago

You don't know me, I grew up with your mom and your aunt. I just wanted to tell you that you are the strongest young women I know. To do what you have done over the past year and a half takes a very strong and brave heart. He is now at peace and will be watching over you as you have done for him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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Lena Reed-Thomas
25 months ago

All my prayers natalya. May you find comfort and peace. You are a beautiful and unselfish mom and your child is a beautiful angel rip.

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Ronna Schroder
25 months ago

My prayers r with u and the family!

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Jasmine Poling
25 months ago

Fly high baby boy!!!!

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Justin Driscoll
25 months ago

My wife and I have had the great pleasure and joy of knowing Super Drayce since he was five days old since our little Remy was also born preemie....Drayce and our little Remy are bestfriends and NICU pod pals for life...you go through life never quite knowing who is going to walk into your life and I can tell you this we would never change having the opportunity to know and spend time with Drayce for all the money in the world..He is so precious , such a little fighter and has and always we have a special place in all of our heart's forever....We love you Drayce......

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Portia Franceschini Baldwin
25 months ago

I had a chance while in St. Louis to meet Drayce . He is one sweet little boy that will be missed. Natalya you are the strongest person I know. Making the hardest decision for a mom to make. That no mom ever wants to make. I know Drayce got one of the best moms there is out there. You have gave him your all and love him unconditional no matter what comes your guys way. I will continue to pray for you all. Thanks to the people that have donated. No mother when facing this should have to figure out how to come up with the money to bury their baby. Keep the donations coming so they can make their goal.

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$5,865 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 133 people in 25 months
Created July 8, 2014
Natalya Drayce Sorensen     Medical   QUINCY, IL
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$10
Angela Yelton
25 months ago

Prayers for you and your family, may God wrap you in his loving arms.

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RD
$50
Remy Driscoll
25 months ago

Drayce you are my best friend and pod pal for life. I love you more than words can express! My family and I will always hold a very special place in our hearts for you and your momma natalya!! We love and miss you sooo much!!

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JP
$50
Jenny Pemble
25 months ago

My deepest sympathies. Prayers for you Natalya!

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DS
$40
Dawn Stanley
25 months ago

So sorry to hear this. I'm praying that God will bring you comfort & peace at this very difficult time.

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CS
$100
Cindy Sprinkle
25 months ago

From The Sprinkle Family in Loving Memory of Willie Sprinkle

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JP
$20
Jasmine Poling
25 months ago

R.I.P. baby boy!!!

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$50
Anonymous
25 months ago
PS
$10
Pennie Sparks
25 months ago

You too are a superwoman just like your little man. Many prayers to you, your friends, and family in these very hard times. God Bless.

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TH
$10
Tina Huddleston
25 months ago
$100
Anonymous
25 months ago
Diamond Jade
25 months ago

From the future Head family.. Brandon && I send our deepest condolences and pray that you find peace.. You're a brave girl.. Rest in peace angel baby super Drayce.. From our family to yours from one mommy of an angel to another.. Co

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Janet Mark Reno
25 months ago

I love seeing 5.00 donations on here. I think sometimes people do not donate because they feel the amount they donate would be inadequate. Even if you donate 1.00 it all adds up! 5.00 is a great donation and I know I read a few comments saying "I didn't have much but gave what I could" those people are what this fundraiser is all about! Give what you can! And now Natalya & Drayce have almost reached the goal --I know she appreciates it so much -- all donations from 1.00-1000.00.

+ Read More
Lisa Meyers
25 months ago

You don't know me, I grew up with your mom and your aunt. I just wanted to tell you that you are the strongest young women I know. To do what you have done over the past year and a half takes a very strong and brave heart. He is now at peace and will be watching over you as you have done for him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

+ Read More
Lena Reed-Thomas
25 months ago

All my prayers natalya. May you find comfort and peace. You are a beautiful and unselfish mom and your child is a beautiful angel rip.

+ Read More
Ronna Schroder
25 months ago

My prayers r with u and the family!

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Jasmine Poling
25 months ago

Fly high baby boy!!!!

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Justin Driscoll
25 months ago

My wife and I have had the great pleasure and joy of knowing Super Drayce since he was five days old since our little Remy was also born preemie....Drayce and our little Remy are bestfriends and NICU pod pals for life...you go through life never quite knowing who is going to walk into your life and I can tell you this we would never change having the opportunity to know and spend time with Drayce for all the money in the world..He is so precious , such a little fighter and has and always we have a special place in all of our heart's forever....We love you Drayce......

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Portia Franceschini Baldwin
25 months ago

I had a chance while in St. Louis to meet Drayce . He is one sweet little boy that will be missed. Natalya you are the strongest person I know. Making the hardest decision for a mom to make. That no mom ever wants to make. I know Drayce got one of the best moms there is out there. You have gave him your all and love him unconditional no matter what comes your guys way. I will continue to pray for you all. Thanks to the people that have donated. No mother when facing this should have to figure out how to come up with the money to bury their baby. Keep the donations coming so they can make their goal.

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