Boy raises money for sick friend

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7 year old, Dylan Siegel has raised half a million dollars in hope to find a cure for his best friend, Jonah Pournazarian.

Jonah has a rare liver disease that causes his blood sugar to always be dangerously low.

Jonah needs to be fed a very precise mixture of water and cornstarch every 3 hours through a tube in his stomach. If Jonah’s parents of teacher miss a dose, he could die.

Research for a cure for the disease was being put together by a scientist, Dr Weinstein, but he almost had to stop the research due to lack of funding.

This prompted Dylan to begin raising money for Jonah’s cause.

Describing Jonah as “awesome as a chocolate bar”, Dylan wrote a book titled “Chocolate Bar” about all the things he thinks are awesome.

Dylan has been selling the book for $20 for over a year and has raised $600,000. All the profits from the book have been used to help fund research into a cure for his best friend.

Dr Weinstein now believes that, thanks to Dylan’s creativity and generosity, it is only a matter of time before a cure for children with this disease will be available.

Article written by  D Mulhern



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flynn
7 years ago

awesome i hope he gets better

bid
bid
7 years ago

thats a nice kid

Aquinas College
Aquinas College
7 years ago

I hope they find the cure soon but go Dylan!!

drae
7 years ago

cute

Nez
Nez
7 years ago

We’ll done Dylan for saving money 4 ur own friend CONGRATS!!! Hope u get well soon

faith
7 years ago

ohh thats nice now i need save money for a wheelie bin or request to people for money.

faith
7 years ago

oh thats nice i wonder if i can ask people fo money

Olivia
7 years ago

That is really nice of him!

Ems
Ems
7 years ago

oh thats so nice hope u get well soon.

walton
walton
7 years ago

That’s nice of him

Justin
Justin
7 years ago

Thats nice of him to do that 🙂

jessica
5 years ago

That’s a nice story and a nice kid

samantha
samantha
18 days ago

aww cute hes so kind

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