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This fundraiser ended on 05/07/12

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The family/friends of Dorian Colbert are raising money to get him a wheelchair & we need your support!

My nephew Dorian was born on July 29, 2000 with several health problems due to birth injury. Despite the challenges he faces, he has shown bravery, courage, and perseverance on a daily basis. His will to live is remarkable. Dorian cannot talk, he cannot walk, he cannot sit-up or hold up his head. But he can see, hear, smile and laugh. Sadly, we recently received news that Dorian has a terminal lung disease and has been given a prognosis of less than two to three years to live. All of our hearts are broken and my sister is having a very hard time dealing with the thought of losing her child in the near future. It saddens us even more that Dorian doesn't have the basic necessities to have a good quality of life, in this case a wheelchair. My nephew is currently in the hospital (he has been there since April 12, 2012) and he desperately needs a wheelchair in order to be able to leave the hospital and enter into a long-term care, residential facility that can meet his medical needs by providing 24-hours a day nursing.

His mother works a full-time job and spends money out of her pocket regularly to purchase the medical supplies and equipment he needs that is not covered by insurance. However, at this time she doesn't have the $6,000 that is needed to purchase his wheelchair. The reason the wheelchair costs so much is because Dorian has to have a wheelchair that is custom made to fit him. (When you look at his pictures you will understand why.) He holds his legs at a very awkward position as he is no longer able to straighten them out because of muscle contractures. I come to you humbly to ask for your support. Any donation that you can make is greatly appreciated and all of the money will go to purchasing a wheelchair for Dorian.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for checking out this page, my sister Shalaine wants to thank you and I know that my nephew Dorian would thank you too if he could.

With gratitude,
Dorian's Family

UPDATED on 5/2/12: We just received great news some of the wheelchair parts have been donated so the cost to construct his wheelchair is now approximately $2200. Thank you all for your support!!!
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