Come Together for Colton

Raising a child can be tough!  Can you imagine raising a child with an illness and not knowing what that illness is?  As a parent, I cannot!   But for Josh and Devon Pena,  that is exactly what they face on a daily basis, as they try to find answers for their 6 year old son, Colton.

In November of 2015, Colton began having severe mouth sores, and his immunologist found that he did not have any neutrophils present. He was diagnosed with severe chronic neutropenia of an unknown origin. All genetic tests have been negative up to this point, and he hasn’t been classified under any certain category of neutropenia. His symptoms do not fit the mold, so his last option of getting a diagnosis/treatment would be extensive genome testing.

Unfortunately, this testing is expensive, and is not covered by insurance!!!   The testing costs $5,800 and must be paid up front before they will complete it.

The saying goes “It takes a village to raise a child”.  It is now time for Josh and Devon’s village to  “Come Together for Colton.”  Please help me in raising the money to pay for the testing that will bring the answers needed to help Colton lead a happy and healthy life!!
  • Monique Hernandez-Tyler 
    • $25 
    • 38 mos
  • Amy Depew 
    • $50 
    • 38 mos
  • Claudette Jones 
    • $25 
    • 38 mos
  • Carole Valentyn 
    • $50 
    • 38 mos
  • Tara Ferreira 
    • $40 
    • 38 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Patti Davidson McCowan 
Visalia, CA
Devon Deniz Pena 
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