Help for Hunter

Debbie Ovadia Cech and Doug Cech's son Hunter, my nephew, was a healthy 5 year old boy enjoying Kindergarten and loved playing outdoor sports such as soccer, snowboarding, and riding ATV's. In October 2019, Hunter was diagnosed with Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), a rare polio-like condition that led to his sudden paralysis below the neck. 

Hunter was very much looking forward to Halloween when he came down with a cold. Debbie and Doug took Hunter to the doctor and they were told that Hunter was okay and all he needed was rest. The next day, Hunter could not stand on his own and complained of pain in his arm and neck.  He was rushed to the Emergency Room.  After several tests, Hunter was officially diagnosed with AFM, a rare polio-like condition that led to sudden paralysis below his neck.  Hunter is unable to breathe or eat on his own.  Therefore, he is required to have a tracheotomy and a feeding tube.

At this time, there are still a great deal of unknowns ahead and a long journey for Hunter.  His supportive parents are by his side every day and oversee his 24 hour care.  Hunter's recovery will be long and difficult and is creating a significant financial burden for his family.  Hunter requires around the clock skilled care, specialized equipment, treatments, therapies, transportation, future surgeries, and physical rehabilitation. Hunter also has a loving older sister Hayli (7) that misses her brother dearly.

This fund was created by family and friends. Thank you for your support and continue to pray for Hunter and his family.

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  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 2 d
  • Leland Moglen  
    • $100 
    • 8 d
  • Jessica Castro 
    • $25 
    • 11 d
  • Sandra and Wendy Boucher-McComb 
    • $50 
    • 12 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 13 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Mike Ovadia 
Concord, CA
Debbie Cech 
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