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Saturday, November 20, 2010

What CAN You Do Today?

  This is an awesome young gent named Dylan and his mum Melanie and they reside near my hometown.

  Dylan is courageously scrapping with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Type 1 Diabetes, both of which can take his life at any given time. As his muscles have rapidly degenerated, he has been confined to a wheelchair.

  Last year, grandmother Lorraine was able to locate a used accessible van to transport Dylan to school and important appointments, but last month it broke down. Without wheels, Dylan has missed almost a month of school and is unable to get to appointments with Toronto specialists that can prolong his life. With his school located a 45 minute drive from their home, there is no way Dylan can get back into class without a specially-equipped vehicle.

  Dylan's family has set up small fundraisers, but the reality remains that he won't be able to get a van without outside help, which is why I'm happy to do what I do best, which is get the word out about Dylan and this tragic killer of children.

  When this gentle giant was diagnosed, it was thought that he might never live to his grade 8 graduation. Now it's up to good folks like us to ensure that he can get to the party.

Be well.

To donate at any TD Bank in Canada the account is registered as Dylan Smith Branch Number 2072 Account Number 6360857 . For secure donations via bank transfer or credit card, the Paypal is . If you live in Ontario and can donate use of a van, contact me and I'll get you in touch with Melanie. Dylan Smith's Facebook group is here for more information.

Most importantly, if you cannot donate financially please pass Dylan's story on to as many people as you can.

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