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guppy
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re: GoFundMe for Colton to meet Coach O (Colton finally meets Coach O!)
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Bump! No sticky for this? Look at all the money that was raised for the Georgia Southern family...surely we can get more money for this little guy


I am trying to talk with family and friends about pushing the goal amount higher. Colton is one of five children and has undergone 30+ surgeries in his life. I believe he might have 2 more surgeries scheduled before the new year. I would love to raise more money to help this family out with medical expenses and/or holiday funds for the children. I will update as soon as I get more information.


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I can’t imagine the stress of having all those medical bills stacking up and no kid should have to go through 30 plus surgeries at nine years old. No matter what you can’t take away Colton’s happiness. I will definitely donate more to help out.


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We love young Colton


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guppy
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Agreed. And despite all those surgeries, I have not seen one picture of Colton where he doesn't have a big smile on his face. Thanks for your support Byrdybyrd05!


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guppy
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re: GoFundMe for Colton to meet Coach O (Colton finally meets Coach O!)
So I've been brainstorming a few ideas with friends of the family.

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Rougarou13
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Added today. I wonder if there is some type of resource that we can assist with that could either ease the process of purchasing the van, or provide it outright. I have some social workers that work for me. I’ll reach out to them to see if there is anything that they know of.

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I personally listen to Jennifer struggle on a daily basis of getting Colton in and out of their family vehicle. She has not only wanted but needed a handicap vehicle van for a very long time!! Colton is getting heavier as well as his wheelchair and his medical supplies that are required to be transported everywhere he goes. It’s a backbreaking job to get him out of the bed then into the van to get him back out and into his wheelchair and off to school then all over again when he gets out of school just a few hours later. When he gets home he would like to roll in the house and have a sense of independence but that isn’t possible without a handicap van. I have spoken with Jennifer and any money raised over what they need for this trip will go towards a down payment on a handicap van that would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you again for all of your thoughts, prayers, and donations!!! Geaux Colton!!!!


guppy
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re: GoFundMe for Colton to meet Coach O (Colton finally meets Coach O!)
Just updated the page. Looks like we have a new goal for this family to reach!


guppy
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Good idea Rougarou. They might know of some better avenues for them to take.


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What part of Alabama are they from?


They live in Odenville, which is in St Clair county. Odenville is east of downtown Birmingham about 20-25 miles off I-20 between Birmingham and Talladega. Odenville is about 5-10 minutes north of the "Odenville Exit" on I-20.


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Byrdybyrd05
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That is a great idea and hopefully we can raise more then the down payment and they can get the van outright.


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guppy
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re: GoFundMe for Colton to meet Coach O (Colton finally meets Coach O!)
That would be incredible! Hopefully this can generate some momentum as we get closer to Colton meeting Coach O.


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I don’t have social media but if you hit up people around here locally like Derek Ponamsky, Jacques Doucet from channel 9 sports, Charles Hannigriff, Jordy Culotta, Matt Moscona from espn Baton Rouge on Twitter and just tell them to spread the message that can do some good.
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guppy
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Bump for the fans getting off work.


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This was a video from abc 3340 from 2017 and goes in to depth what he has been through since he was born. I can’t say enough what a great kid he is.


guppy
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Incredible video Byrd. You know Coach O is going to pump this kid up.


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spslayto
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Can we get a sticky to keep this atop the page? I bet a lot of Tiger fans who would donate are missing this because it keeps getting moved down the page.


guppy
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Can we get a sticky to keep this atop the page?




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guppy
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re: GoFundMe for Colton to meet Coach O (Colton finally meets Coach O!)
Wow! Huge donation this morning. His total raised is now up to $4,805!


spslayto
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Wow! Huge donation this morning. His total raised is now up to $4,805!


Amazing....a $2500 donation. Bless that donor!!!!


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Holy shit! Bless everybody who donated big and small!


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