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Catherine Calhoun's Fundraiser:

Help Billy's Bones

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BENEFITING: UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA FOUNDATION

EVENT DATE: Feb 13, 2011

Catherine Calhoun

THE STORY:

Billy played with friends one day back in October 2006, jumping around like boys like to do. The next day he was limping pretty bad. Took him into the doctor. Maybe 50 x-rays later or so, we got the diagnosis, fibrous dysplasia (lesions covering lots of his bones making them weak and painful). It's a progressive disease (he was 4 then, now he's 8 and his bones just get worse and worse).

The wheelchair and walker he uses to get around are challenging. but really it's the pain thing that causes the most suffering for him and the people who love him (like me, his mom).

We've found a smart researcher at the University of Arizona (College of Medicine/Pharmacology) who is willing to take this on, a bone pain expert. But it takes money.

Right now no one even knows why his bones hurt much less what medicine can help him. Dr. Patrick Mantyh can change this and make Billy's life better, less painful we hope.

Billy's willing to give up his $15.32 life savings for the project. We need all the help we can get.

If you make a donation, please note "Calhoun Fund/Bone Pain Fund” and include no. 02-11010.1880. Thank you thank you thank you!

{More more details, see http://calhounbonepainproject.blogspot.com/}

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Mary Frank

Mary Frank

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Hang in there, Billy. I'm rooting for you! 6 years ago