June 27, 2012
As of today Chris' nephew's fund for school is at $1395. They need $7,000. Can you donate just $5 to help them reach their goal? Put your name and make sure you tell them you're from Chris' fan site, so they know we're all behind them!! Click here to donate!
June 23, 2012
Usually, this site is mostly focused on Chris and whatever he is doing lately. But today, something caught my eye on Twitter and I felt that it was necessary that I share it.
Chris has a nephew named Julian (aka "Bug"), Julian was born 3 months premature. Doctors gave him little chance of survival following a massive brain bleed the night after he was born. When he did survive, they said he would be a vegetable. When he didn’t become a vegetable, they said he would never sit up, speak, hear, crawl, stand, or run.
Today, Julian is 10 years old and on his birthday he won both bronze and gold medals in the Special Olympics Florida State Games as a cyclist. Although he has shunted hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and is severely hearing-impaired, Julian is an Olympian. He has faced every obstacle with courage, and maintained a winner's attitude.
Because of his multiple disabilities, he cannot attend the Florida School for the Deaf, and with his many health problems, public school is also not an option. His best opportunity is to attend Blossom Montessori School for the Deaf in Clearwater, where deaf students learn from American Sign language-fluent teachers and where the school is equipped to handle children with additional health concerns.
This would mean moving him and his mother to Clearwater, FL for the school year and with tuition for the school is $7,000 a year, this will create extra financial strain on the family. If you have the means to help Julian in his journey to attend school this year—and more, to have the same opportunity for educational excellence typical children receive—please consider making a donation toward his tuition.
You can help buy going to www.gofundme.com/rf7uc
Thank you all, and let's all help Julian reach his goal!