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guppy
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GoFundMe for Colton to meet Coach O (Colton finally meets Coach O!)
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Colton Meets Coach O!

Colton is on his way to see Coach O!

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9-17-19 Message from mother about News Interview

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Colton had the news lady cracking up bc she asked him “why not Nick Saban? Or Gus Malzahn?” He said “I don’t like Nick Saban!” I almost couldn’t quit laughing! ???? I told her not to air that part. LOL Even tho it was hilarious!


Goal for down payment on handicap van has been achieved! Thank you so much to all the Tiger fans that donated in support of this cause! I know this family will be extremely grateful for all of the love and support from our our fan base. I will encourage the family to leave the GoFundMe open in case any fans want to continue donating in excess of the goal amount. Please continue to pass the story and pics of Colton along to family and friends. Colton's mother's wish is for his smile to touch many hearts of Tiger fans. I cannot wait to see Colton's face when he gets to meet Coach O!

9-16-19 Message from mother about Colton post game on Saturday

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This kid is going to bed happy! He announced every time Coach O was on the tv screen! And at the end we all had to be quiet and listen to what Coach had to say about the game!


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9-12-19 After talking with Colton's family and friends, it looks like they need help in obtaining a down payment for a handicap accessible van. Colton's mother carries him in and out of the car every day and all Colton wants is some independence to be able to wheel in and out of the house by himself. Colton is getting heavier by the day and the family is way overdue for an accessible van. These vans run anywhere from $40k for used and $70k for new. They are already so grateful for all of the support they have received but I think we should continue to support this Tiger fan! Colton's GoFundMe has been updated with a new goal amount of $5,000

9-11-19 Colton's goal of $2,000 was reached today thanks to many supporters! His mother is shocked and so very appreciative! This was her latest message..

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I sit here with tears rolling down my cheeks... so many have been so good to us over the past 9 years. We sure couldn’t do it without everyone’s help! I truly believe Colton’s Crew is the best! I am always amazed with all the love and support that’s shown to us and Colton! This kid has been through so much in his life... we always just roll with whatever life throws our way and know God will work it all out! When just the thought of him getting to meet Coach O was tossed around I never in a million years dreamed it would actually be happening and everyone would step up and show out like they have! We are so blessed!



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I know this was posted last week from someone and it got lost in the shuffle of Texas talk. Was hoping it can generate some more clicks/donations. (Maybe a pin?) Please share as this family is looking for some funds to help Colton travel to LSU to meet Coach O on October 5! You can read his story on the GoFundMe page. I recently started following his mom on social media and she posts updates on him pretty regularly. I know he needs tons of medical supplies as he can only travel by wheelchair. He is also using a feeding tube which forces him to bring 6-7 bags (LSU themed of course) every where he travels. This little kid bleeds purple and gold and this will change his life forever.



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I-59 Tiger
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re: GoFundMe for Colton to meet Coach O (Colton finally meets Coach O!)
Good job, Guppy. May have to bump this later in the week to get more traction. I know LSU has contacted the family, so maybe there will be some help.


guppy
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re: GoFundMe for Colton to meet Coach O (Colton finally meets Coach O!)
Latest update from his mother's Facebook...

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I want to say THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!! ???? To those of you who have donated! In about 23 days we will be loading the van and headed to Baton Rouge so Colton can meet Coach O!!! We are still in total shock that Coltons biggest dream will soon be coming true!! I also want to say THANK YOU again to the ones who have mailed Colton LSU goodies! He has been one spoiled and blessed little boy! You all amaze me with the love and support you have shown! #LSU #coltonisreadytomeetcoacho #geauxcolton #seauxblessed


Byrdybyrd05
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I hope he has the time of his life and hope he gets to meet some of the players too. Colton has gone through a lot but he is a strong kid who will overcome what’s thrown at him.


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MightyYat
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want to say THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!! ???? To those of you who have donated! In about 23 days we will be loading the van and headed to Baton Rouge so Colton can meet Coach O!!! We are still in total shock that Coltons biggest dream will soon be coming true!! I also want to say THANK YOU again to the ones who have mailed Colton LSU goodies! He has been one spoiled and blessed little boy! You all amaze me with the love and support you have shown! #LSU #coltonisreadytomeetcoacho #geauxcolton #seauxblessed


This kid can't possibly be spoiled, mama. I hope he's bombarded with LSU stuff daily.

There is no reason anyone could ever give to have children go through shite like this.



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That’s awesome!


sec13rowBBseat28
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Children like this really puts things in perspective for me. I’m damn near crying.


guppy
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Children like this really puts things in perspective for me. I’m damn near crying.


I'm right there with you. Wish I had a quarter of the heart/courage these kids have. I think it is so incredible how one school can give this child so much joy.


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re: GoFundMe for Colton to meet Coach O (Colton finally meets Coach O!)
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Children like this really puts things in perspective for me. I’m damn near crying.


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I'm right there with you. Wish I had a quarter of the heart/courage these kids have. I think it is so incredible how one school can give this child so much joy.


Meanwhile, we are losing our minds about the football team having to bring their own air conditioning to the guest locker room at Texas...

Makes me feel about this big: Image: https://www.bing.com/th?id=OIP.H381adkpnQJBzxAIyIbsTQEsDL&pid=Api&dpr=2


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guppy
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re: GoFundMe for Colton to meet Coach O (Colton finally meets Coach O!)
Thought this update from Facebook was pretty great. This was sunday after Texas game. Haha

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Colton told me he wanted to take a nap. So I got him all fixed to take a nap and then hear his tv... this kid had YouTubed LSU and was watching Coach O’s press conference from last night! Sure made his day! #LSUobsessed #CoachOisColtonsfavoriteperson #countdowntooctober ????????


omegaman66
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Bumppety Bump


guppy
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Thanks for the bump omegaman! And nice 13,000 post


Sweep Da Leg
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Ol eye allergies are acting up again


Byrdybyrd05
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He should be guest captain for the game against Utah st


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Mr. Hangover
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re: GoFundMe for Colton to meet Coach O (Colton finally meets Coach O!)
This type of shite hurts my heart man. Can’t wait to get home tonight and hug my boys


HTF4U
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re: GoFundMe for Colton to meet Coach O (Colton finally meets Coach O!)
where they live?


docTQ4
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Sticky requested!


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guppy
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where they live?


They actually live in Alabama. He became a LSU fan when he attended the LSU baseball Sec championship in Hoover and got to meet the team by the bus after the game. His mom said all the players stopped to talk to him and one of the coaches gave him a SEC Champions T-shirt.


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Soup Sammich
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re: GoFundMe for Colton to meet Coach O (Colton finally meets Coach O!)
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Colton told me he wanted to take a nap. So I got him all fixed to take a nap and then hear his tv... this kid had YouTubed LSU and was watching Coach O’s press conference from last night! Sure made his day! #LSUobsessed #CoachOisColtonsfavoriteperson #countdowntooctober ????????


That is absolutely awesome.


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