Oregon, USA – Part of an illness he was suffering, a chunk of a 3-year-old boy’s brain starts to deteriorate in time affecting his muscle control and speech making him unable to blink his eyelids. His illness was associated with other sickness including leg-neuropathy, a liver-lung disorder and a defective heart.
In spite of his illnesses, Corban Durant is but able to walk, which adds to the real reason behind his mysterious disease.
Turning 4-years-old, he is one of the joyful persons one will ever meet in spite of his difficulties. Being a huge fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the little boy also loves to sing, and laughs a lot.
Saying that Corban currently meets 10 doctors regularly, his mother Natasha Durant supported that his son in its early years had 86 doctors’ appointments in his first 10 months in life. However, at the pool of his present doctors and specialists at OHSU and Legacy Emanuel, none of them can really identify the root of Corban’s disease.
Even though his family never had the idea on how are they going to pay for the medical expenses, Corban’s family is still taking him to Minnesota for an over-all diagnosis and treatment in the famous Mayo Clinic.
On the immediate need for fund and lack of income source and insurance benefits, the Corban family began to raise funds to facilitate the down payment and the whole treatment. Through initial efforts, they have raised $4,000 and are very hopeful to complete the fund for payment in the next few weeks.
“We’ve been trying; we’ve been doing some small fundraisers. We’ve been collecting cans and bottles, and we did a carwash this summer,” says Natasha Corban.
As of today, through efforts and online donations on the website gofundme.com, the family was able to raise a total of $13,893 from anyone anywhere in the world.
Natasha, grateful for the fund raise, recently wrote in the online fundraising platform, “I am blown away at the support my li’l man is receiving. We are truly grateful and will hold each and everyone of you dear to us for the rest of our lives. You are all too kind. Thank you, and God bless.”
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