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Sawyer Strong Smile Fund

Organized by: Samantha Meyers

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What will the donations be used for right now? Let me tell you...
September 05, 2016

1. Sam and Britt would love to donate a portion of the funds raised to Cure Sanfilippo Foundation. This will help Sawyer's chances at getting See More

THE STORY:

Sam & Brittany want to teach, show, and explore as much of the world as they possibly can while Sawyer is still mobile and cognitively  developing. There will come a time when all they can do is strive to keep her alive. Right now, they want to see her thrive. These donations will go towards anything that'll make her smile. These funds will help with things such as a new and safer car seat, eventually an iPad, it'll help fund trips to the museums, water parks (she loves water), day trips, overnight trips, trips to visit other Sanfilippo kiddo's all over the U.S,  and you can't forget her favorite: ice cream trips. This will allow Sam & Brittany to be able to give generously to her without worrying about financial stress on top of everything else. Please follow their journey as they update the comings and goings of the sweet Sawyer thanks to your generousity. Please follow along and share their story! 

Here's Sawyer's story: 

As most of you know Sawyer’s health has been a mystery since birth. Her respiratory issues have been ongoing and fighting for answers has been nothing short of exhausting for Brittany and Sam. This little girl has been through the ringer with countless doctor appointments, procedures and tests. She will NOT go down without a fight and neither will we!

On June 14, 2016 Sawyer was diagnosed with MPS III Type A- Sanfilippo Syndrome. This is a genetic disorder that 1-70,000 babies are born with. This disease is incurable and absolutely heartbreaking.

Imagine Alzheimer’s, but in children...

In a nutshell, that’s what every family of children with Sanfilippo faces. The result has grave health consequences with life expectancy in the early teens, sometimes less. It is a degenerative condition wherein the body and mind begin failing at varying stages and speed. Gradually a child will lose the capacity for speech, walking, swallowing, and ultimately the loss of vital organ functions. Often speech is the first thing to go, and many times around the age of 6. There is no cure. It is a parent’s worst nightmare and an unfair sentence for any innocent child.

This family has so many unknowns ahead of them. I ask you to please rally around them during this difficult journey ahead. They NEED you and your support! PLEASE share their story.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

**For everyone that donates, please comment with your name and address on this page. We have designed "Sawyer Strong" bracelets that we would love to have you wear to help spread awareness for our sweet girl. **

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To This Fundraiser

$3,880

 

39% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • Mark and Paula Knutson

     

  • Bill @ Gloria Knutson

    $50

  • Carley and Tim Schnacky

    $100

  • Mark & Barb Sievers

    $100

  • Gary & Lynn Berghuis

     

  • Camryn Schmit

    $50

  • Jana Cinnamon

    $200

  • Annie Vaughn

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jessica Stauner

     

  • Sarah Barahona

    $25

  • Brett Schmit

    $100

  • Doug and Stephanie Young

     

  • Tony and Amanda Demers

     

  • Cole, Cassandra & Family

     

  • Connie, Jeff and Joshua Jewert

    $25

  • Breed Family

    $25

  • Zalusky's

     

  • Jessica Tramontozzi

    $50

  • Dan, Tiffany and Lydia Sievers

    $50

  • Joe, Jess, Rebekah and Levi Miller

     

  • Adam and Nikki Kamrath

    $25

  • Lisa & Mark Barta

     

  • Kim Miles

    $25

  • Dustin and Kellie Strenke

    $100

  • Reg Myers

    $100

  • Liana Dietrich and Zach Hedberg

    $100

  • Debbie Hansen

    $100

  • Skye and Cody

     

  • Teresa Lorscheter and family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Aunt Jenni

     

  • Pat & Russ Tripp

    $25

  • Rev. Wilson Finnery

    $50

  • Linda Olund Kiehl

     

  • Christine Kessler

     

  • Chuck & Wanda Bellows

    $100

  • Gabbi Griffith

    $50

  • Brittany Manning

    $100

  • Crystal Hollis

    $25

  • Marina Abbate

    $30

  • Karine Kraczek

     

  • Kelly Allen

    $25

  • Grays

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $175

  • Christine

     

  • Wohlk family

     

  • Jason & Jamie Marshall

     

  • Sue Hanson/Marshall family

    $500

  • Kaitlin McDonough

    $50

  • Mike and Chelsea Schultz

    $100

  • Lindsey (Almquist) Buegler

    $50

  • Jaleesa Manecke

    $50

  • Vanessa Meyers

    $100

  • Dominic & Joanie Barnes

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $170

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Samantha Meyers

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $170

�� You guys. We may never talk. Or see eachother. But we always pray for y'all. 1 month ago

Dominic & Joanie Barnes

Dominic & Joanie Barnes

DONATION: $25

7 months ago

Vanessa Meyers

Vanessa Meyers

DONATION: $100

Prayers for all of you as you continue you to fight! Love you guys! 8 months ago

Jaleesa Manecke

Jaleesa Manecke

DONATION: $50

Your faith through all of this is an inspiration to so many. Always praying for you, Sam, and sweet Sawyer! 8 months ago

Lindsey (Almquist) Buegler

Lindsey (Almquist) Buegler

DONATION: $50

Your blog and honesty and constant faithfulness are truly an inspiration. Prayers for you all especially for Sawyer and a cure! 8 months ago

Mike and Chelsea Schultz

Mike and Chelsea Schultz

DONATION: $100

We have been praying and thinking of you and your family. 9 months ago

Kaitlin McDonough

Kaitlin McDonough

DONATION: $50

9 months ago

Sue Hanson/Marshall family

Sue Hanson/Marshall family

DONATION: $500

I have never heard of this horrible illness, we are so sorry for your whole family, Sawyer's Aunt Liana was in our lives for many years.(gives you an idea of who I am) We hope you can keep a smile on your little girls face for a very long time. 9 months ago

Jason & Jamie Marshall

Jason & Jamie Marshall

9 months ago

 Wohlk family

Wohlk family

We are keeping you in our thoughts. 9 months ago

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