Help 9yo Alex Get Double Lung Transplant

$3,128 of $30k goal

Raised by 57 people in 39 months
Dahlia Olson  VANCOUVER, WA
Alex's family is asking for donations to help fund his double lung transplant. Alex is our 9 year old boy who was just recently diagnosed with HHT (Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia)- an EXTREMELY rare hereditary disease which causes defective blood vessels in his lungs. He is undergoing blood tests, hospital stays, emergency room visits, CAT scans, ambulance rides, and extensive testing, along with having to use an oxygen tank at all times.

After his last stay at the hospital, the doctors said that he will be needing the lung transplants but was unsure of how soon it would have to be done. On Christmas Eve, we received the heartbreaking news that he needs the two new lungs as soon as possible. He has gotten progressively worse. His weak lungs are making the other organs in his body work too hard, therefore he needs the double lung transplant before the other organs in his body fail.

Alex has a single mother with three young children, she needs your help more than you know. Alex needs to get from Washington State to Texas to undergo testing to prepare for the transplants, and then go back to Texas again for the operation. All donations will go directly to medical expenses, traveling expenses, and necessary support for the family. Any amount truly helps. Alex is an outgoing, uplifting, playful boy who knows God is with him, prayers help too. God bless and thank you for reading.


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Posted by Dahlia Olson
37 months ago
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Hello Everyone, Alexs big brother and sister are now in Texas seeing their mom and Alex! everyone is more than excited, today they went to the zoo. Tonight in Vancouver there is a wine tasting event being held by Mandys work Creekside Dental to help the Campbells cover medical and other related expenses.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 6.

Where: East Fork Cellars at the Slocum House, 605 Esther St., Vancouver.

Details: Free wine tastings and appetizers. Wine by the glass or bottle for purchase.

Please come stop by even just for a little while. This is at Esther Short Park. please share this post to keep Alexs story flowing around town. And please dont forget that we are still raising money thru Alexs donations website too. We are trying to send Alex a few things to make that hospital bed a little less boring. Prayers and hugs.
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Posted by Dahlia Olson
38 months ago
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Alex has been moved into the Ronald McDonald house in Texas now waiting to get a donor for his lungs. today he was vaccinated for Bronchitis and Chickenpox to prepare for the transplant. thank you everyone for your amazing support and donations. keep Alex in your thoughts and prayers.
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Posted by Dahlia Olson
38 months ago
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Posted by Dahlia Olson
38 months ago
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Thank you everyone for all of the donations, we are more than grateful for them. Alex is leaving tomorrow morning bright and early to start his journey in Texas. We are sending positive vibrations along with love and hugs. We can do this.
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Sherrill Giusti
38 months ago

Love you guys, prayers for God's protection and care.

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$3,128 of $30k goal

Raised by 57 people in 39 months
Created December 30, 2013
$313
Anonymous
35 months ago
$100
Anonymous
37 months ago
$100
Anonymous
37 months ago
AK
$50
Amy Koch
37 months ago
PL
$25
Piper Lawson
37 months ago

Hey Alex we miss you a lot in class we hope you get better All wishes go to you Your friend Piper

GT
$150
Gary & Robyn Thompson
37 months ago
$25
Cindi Rausch
37 months ago
$10
Anonymous
37 months ago
JS
$5
Jessica Smith
37 months ago

I'm sending a lot of prayers too!

CF
$20
Caitlyn Felton
37 months ago

Hope he get's the help he needs, Dahlia. Prayers and love go out to you and your family, especially your cousin.

Sherrill Giusti
38 months ago

Love you guys, prayers for God's protection and care.

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