Almost 9 year old Zman, a sweet and innocent boy with Down Syndrome, has faced a life of challenges and adversity that only his family, and others like him, can understand. Since the birth of this beautiful soul, Zman has endured multiple open heart surgeries. Upon his last heart surgery, he suffered from a stroke. Despite him being the strongest bravest child there is, he was also diagnosed with plastic bronchitis, a lymphatic flow disorder that causes severe respiratory issues, which makes it very difficult for Zman to breathe. At this point, Zman’s family is very concerned about his guarded medical condition and have been told by medical professionals that he may not survive into adulthood. As you can imagine, this deserving family needs our help.
While just listening to Zman’s story breaks our hearts, the hearts of the ones closest to him have been shattered: his parents, Kristy Holtz and Justin Reyes (of San Angelo, TX), as well as grandfather Brent Holtz (of Ohio), and so many more. It is our job as compassionate people to stand up for what’s right, and that is to support Zman’s most valuable yet fragile life. Let's do our part to ease this young boy’s pain and suffering and his family’s emotional and financial burdens to ensure he has the best possible care. Any donations will be used toward helping his family with medical and travel expenses (due to him being in a Children's Hospital in San Antonio, 3 hours away from his parents, for treatment, and the fact that he is often air lifted to medical facilities that are equipped to handle his serious health issues.)
There comes a time when we need to rally together and support what's important in life, ZMAN IS WHAT'S IMPORTANT and his life matters. Zman is a true inspiration and a amazingly strong and beautiful soul, it is a absolute honor and joy to be working with this team! We have formed to support a truly amazing child and family! I speak for everyone when i say it's a true honor to assist them and we couldn't ask for a better way to spend our time.
Please help me and an his amazing team of people who have put in hard work and support for this amazing child who is facing obstacles that most adults could not deal with as gracefully as he.
This our chance to put others first and stand together to support this beautiful child and family. Anything helps and is appreciated, even if its just sharing this to everyone's page, saying a thoughtful prayer, or giving a dollar, Zman needs us all so let's shower this child with blessings, prayers and help.
Please consider starting 2018 by putting yourself second to others (even strangers in need) to a cause that is sooooo important, help us give this child and family love, support and peace of mind to do what's important. They need these tools so they can focus on having more time to love Zman and ensure he gets the best treatment possible. If we all have one less Starbuck's coffee or sacrifice one of life’s little pleasures and decide to donate the money to Zman’s family instead, it will have such a huge impact on this child's life! I promise you this is the best “coffee” for your soul.
With that being said, please join us in the fight for ZMAN! And please visit this page for future updates on Zman. Thank you very much for your kindness and generosity!
- Terry Morales
- Jesus Martinez
- Mako Kizuka
- Dave Larks
- Karen Nakamura
Organizer and beneficiary
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