Disneyland for Deon

$2,726 of $10k goal

Raised by 38 people in 52 months
Emily Poole  KOTLIK, AK
Let me introduce you to Deon. Having been adopted by his mother "in the Yup'ik way", Deon is my Kotlik-Brother. He was born with hypophosphatasia, a form of brittle bones.  Despite frequent fractures, multiple surgeries, and recurring pneumonia, Deon will have outlived doctors' predictions by 10 years this October. 
Deon wants to go to Disneyland to celebrate his birthday. I want to take him. Unfortunately, between medical needs and the difficulty of getting anywhere from Kotlik, the cost is too much for me to manage on my own. This is where you come in. 
I've set a goal of $10,000. This will cover the basic costs of transportation for Deon, mom, myself, and Deon's best friend/cousin. Anything we achieve beyond that will go toward food and lodging, and making the experience as memorable as possible.
Thank you for any help you can offer. 
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Update 12
47 months ago

It is all worthwhile. Thank you all for your help and support.
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Update 11
47 months ago

At first, he didn't believe it was true. Eventually, it sunk in that we really meant it.
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Update 10
47 months ago

Plane tickets have been purchased!
Reservations have been made for the stop-over hotels in Seattle, and for a car in LA.
As of this moment, we are a go!
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Update 9
47 months ago

We just received a gift for tickets to the VIP Experience at Universal Studios. I've done that tour, before, and it's amazing. I really think Deon is going to love it.
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$2,726 of $10k goal

Raised by 38 people in 52 months
Created May 25, 2012
SH
$50
Sue Haynes
47 months ago
AM
$300
A Nonny Mouse
47 months ago (Offline Donation)
SF
$25
Sarah Fuhro
47 months ago

This will happen!

$25
Judith Poole
47 months ago

<3

AB
$25
allison bailey beard
47 months ago
$25
Anonymous
48 months ago
$20
Anonymous
50 months ago
AR
$100
Adam Rosen
50 months ago

good luck

GF
$40
Genevieve Fitzsimmons
50 months ago
C
$20
Celia
50 months ago
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