You always say this won't happen to you, but it unfortunately did for Dillon who turned 10 years old just a few weeks ago.
As many families do, Dillon went on Spring Break with his mom and brother to Cancun, Mexico to take a break from school, enjoy family and live life! While playing knee-deep in the water with his brother at the beach one day, the unexpected happened - a large wave came and he was attacked by a shark. His brother who was playing next to him, carried him to the beach to safety and he was immediately taken to the emergency room by his mother. He suffered massive damage to his leg, including two broken bones, extensive nerve damage, as well as severed tendons and meniscus. He then underwent surgery in Cancun but his injuries were too extensive and he had to be medically evacuated to the Children's Hospital back home in CO where he has undergone 2 more surgeries. He has 3 additional surgeries to go and many hours of physical therapy ahead of him where the doctors and his family are hopeful he will be able to walk again.
As a mom of 2 boys myself and one of Dillon's best friends, I wanted to start this fundraiser to try to help Dillon's family with the medical bills that are piling up quickly - just to give this young boy a chance to walk again.
If you can please help this family out and donate. All donations will go directly to Dillon’s mother Abby to help with medical bills. Anything helps with his recovery. Thank you!