Help Eli get to Dr. Dobbs in March

Eli Murray is a 4 year old boy with perfectly straight feet thanks to Dr. Dobbs of St. Louis, MO.  Eli was born with DiGeorge Syndrome and has a multitude of medical issues.  He has had heart surgeries, urinary surgeries, 4 feet surgeries and hundreds of appointments, labs and tests.  Eli was treated in Maine where he lives for his clubbed feet but did not respond to treatment well and his feet continued to turn in.  His Dr thought that it was tibial torsion and stated that if they did not correct themselves by age 5 he would need his legs broken and pinned back together.  I knew that Eli's feet were not corrected and that we needed to get him to one of the best Dr's there are for complex clubbed feet.   I submitted an application to Ride to Give and they raised the money for us to have the surgery, casting and multiple follow up appointments needed.  This money lasted us a whole year!  We only need to see Dr. Dobbs every six months now but these appointments are still very important as Eli has some hip issues that need to be monitored and clubbed foot can relapse for multiple reasons.  Our next appointment is in March.  Due to Eli's medical needs I am not currently working as I need to be home with him.  I am able to save very little money each month to be set aside for these trips.  Please consider helping us to get to Dr. Dobbs.  Costs are broken down as follows
$500 airline ticket (Eli and I are able to get airline tickets from Miricale Flights but his sister is not.  She is a big help for me when traveling, a major support for Eli and it's important that she go for other reasons as well.)
$80 for lodging.  Haven house is amazing and is only $40 a night
$50 for food, Haven house has food included so we don't need much.
$300 for transportation.  
$150 for consult with Dr. Dobbs.  This is the minimum and very reasonable considering his skill.  If other interventions are needed we will need to pay more.  
$150 for new boots and bar or braces as needed.
Any extra will be saved for our next trip or medical intervention as needed.  
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers and donations!
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Organizer

Mae Murray 
Organizer
Charleston, ME
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