NOTE: The following excerpt is taken from the http://www.gofundme.com/HelpforDaniel fundraising page for a teenage boy named Daniel who needs your help!
Until age 14, Daniel was for the most part a happy, healthy kid who loved life. For nearly 3 years now, he has suffered from a complex and debilitating form of OCD and Tourette Syndrome, which has dramatically impacted his quality of life and made it necessary for him to be in residential treatment and hospitalization.
I never imagined things would get to the point of needing to launch a fundraiser to help with Daniel’s treatment, but the financial burden has been tremendous and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.
Funds raised through this site will help pay for what is quite possibly life-saving treatment for Daniel in the hospital as well as costs in the near future for things such as a special orthodontic appliance, a possible service dog, specialists, doctors and testing not covered by insurance and travel costs.
I wish there was something I could give back or do in return to show my indescribable gratitude for your donations to help Daniel. While I can’t repay you directly, it is Daniel’s hope and dream that he can one day pay it forward by opening his own residential treatment center to help kids suffering with OCD, Tourette and other disabling disorders.There is only one such facility in the country where Daniel is currently in treatment.
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your love, support and generosity, and for helping Daniel have hope for his future. Please help spread the word by sharing this site with friends and family or perhaps holding a fundraising event to benefit Daniel.