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Elie's Journey

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THE STORY:

I am writing to you today to ask for your support of this effort. You may wonder how it is to raise kids with special needs. My parents' love was renewed on September 2011 when I was born. They thought their world was coming to an end little did they know. I was born with Down syndrome, heart defects, low muscle tone and all sort of health issues. My mother told me that during my heart surgery at 6 months of age, she was so worried that I was going to be sick and weak and all she wanted, was to see me open my eyes again. When I woke up, I was given water because of my fragile health but I wanted something more substantial. With caution I was given 4 ounces of milk, which I had no problem drinking. The medical team was surprised but my parents knew then that I was here to live life the way it is meant to be done. Work hard and have fun. I’ve taught them to persevere, to love but to be strict and follow through. I hope they are learning from me every day that life is not about winning but about enjoying the journey. It is ok to feel sad, happy, loved, all the range of emotions. I am lucky to be part of such a caring family.

Please donate money to the DSAGR. By donating you are enriching the Down syndrome community by giving us the opportunity to grow, experience life and contribute to our community because we have a lot to share.

Thank you for taking the time to read my story and for being part of my life; your love and support is very much appreciated.

$1,275

MONEY RAISED
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  • Your uncle

    $50

  • Zotter Family (Ian, Heather & Sadie)

    $25

  • Segbedjis

    $50

  • Badang German and family

    $50

  • Wonyuie

    $10

  • Ahouansou family

    $40

  • Meme and Pepe

    $50

  • Emma Dsouza

    $25

  • Elie's Journey

    $80

  • Elie's Journey

    $80

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Anonymous

     

  • Daniela Kutchera

     

  • Jerry Belton

     

  • Melissa C

    $100

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255% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $1,275 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Melissa C

Melissa C

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Jerry Belton

Jerry Belton

2 years ago

Daniela Kutchera

Daniela Kutchera

Elie, you are the BEST! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $150

Thanks for the opportunity to contribute . 2 years ago

Elie's Journey

Elie's Journey

DONATION: $80

2 years ago

Elie's Journey

Elie's Journey

DONATION: $80

2 years ago

Emma Dsouza

Emma Dsouza

DONATION: $25

For your beautiful daughter! God bless her. 2 years ago

Meme and Pepe

Meme and Pepe

DONATION: $50

God is in controle in the name is Jesus 2 years ago

Ahouansou family

Ahouansou family

DONATION: $40

Thinking of you all fondly, with Love 2 years ago