This fundraiser is located in
Dartmouth, NS

Coming Together for Zaeden & Family

On Saturday,  September 26, 2020 Zaeden Colley was taken to the IWK with symptoms that doctors assumed were caused by a stomach bug.
On Monday, Zaeden appeared to be okay, and returned to daycare with all of his friends. No more than 30 minutes later, the teachers noticed troubles with his  walking and balance, and called his mom to come pick him up right away;  they knew that something wasn't quite right.

After another visit to the IWK and an MRI, the Neurologist delivered the worst news imaginable. Their two year old son had an extremely large brain tumor.

The Neurologist advised that he would require an emergency surgery the following morning. Without this, their sweet baby would not survive.
The operation took 15 hours, removing a tumor from his brain stem that was the size of a large fist. The tumor had completely blocked the flow of CSF fluid, creating pressure that had been causing his extreme vomiting, unexplained fevers, and loss of motor skills.

They say it takes village to raise a child... And we are calling on Zaeden's village to offer their help in whatever way they can. Be it a prayer, a kind message or a donation.

At this time, Zaeden remains in the ICU, and his prognosis is still uncertain. We do know that the part of his brain that has been affected by this tumor is his motor skills; meaning that there will be a long road of rehabilitation ahead.
Each minute that passes is completely unpredictable. Danika and Cameron have been by his side through this entire process, and it has only just begun.

The days, weeks and months ahead will certainly leave a large financial burden on his family. This is the last thing that we want them to stress about right now. We hope that by creating this fundraiser, we will be able to provide peace of mind during some of the toughest days they’ve had to endure.  We know that returning to work isn’t an option right now or in the near future, and in addition to loss of income, they will be faced with additional costs for meals, transportation, parking, and so much else that we just cannot predict at this time. 

Zaeden is so blessed to have such a large, loving community that surround him. Please come together for Zaeden and his wonderful, loving  family during this unimaginable time.  Cam & Danika will be reading your messages of love and encouragement, and they will continue to provide updates as they are received.

Thank you all for your love and support.



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Organizer and beneficiary

Katlyn Thorne 
Dartmouth, NS
Danika Moore 

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