Marcus's Transverse Myelitis Camp


10720439_1495409892.8924_funddescriptionHi my name is Laurie Chambers, In early Oct 2014 my son Marcus was 3 years old and had a really bad cough.....3 day's later he was unable to walk or put any weight on his left leg.  After months of going to the doctor and emergancey rooms he was finally diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis, caused by a simple flu virus Enterovirus D68.  It has left him with nearly no signal going to his quad muscle in his left leg, he needs a brace that goes all the way up his leg and locks at the knee, for him to be able to walk with a bit of a limp.  It has been a year and a half since my AMAZING little boy was able to run into my arms, but it certianly hasn't stopped him from hoping as fast as he can with a giant smile on his face into my arms, and for that I am truly blessed!  He has been and was incredable during our 8days at Sick Kids in Toronto and then 3 months from Dec 2014 to March 2015 Mon-Fri living at Holland Bloorview Children's Rehabilitaion Hospital 2 hours away from our home, we got to go home on the weekends, and they let us go home for Christmas and New Years Eve (which is Marcus's Birthday).  So hear I am now a single mother to 2 children 1 an amazing disabled little boy, and I wont lie somedays all I want to do is cry, but then I see Marcus's smiling face and think if he's not sad/mad then why am I?  I want to give him and show him how GREAT the world can be, how BIG it is and that just because there isn't anyone like him in his class or even in his town, there are other little kids out there going through the exact same stuff.  That is why I am starting this GOFUNDME. Account. To raise money for Marcus to go to The Camp for Couragous Kids in Kentucky, a camp for kids that have Transverse Myelitis.  I raised the money last year through this account, and this year I have been saving up myself since I had more time.  I am at 1000$ and only need another 500$ for mine, Marcus's and Bellas plane tickets to Kentuckey, which is where the camp is.  If you would like to donate again I would greatly appricate it, and if you can't donate maybe you could just share the story and let any family and friend know about Marcus's story.

Donations

  • John & Elaine Chambers 
    • $200 (Offline)
    • 36 mos
  • Carli Lanka 
    • $30 (Offline)
    • 36 mos
  • Becky Richards 
    • $20 (Offline)
    • 37 mos
  • Lemonade Stand Fundraiser 
    • $235 (Offline)
    • 37 mos
  • Nadine Woods 
    • $40 (Offline)
    • 38 mos
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Organizer

Laurie Chambers 
Organizer
Midland, ON
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