Will You Help 5-Year Old Julian this Christmas Season?

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This November, Julian was your average 5 year old boy.  He loved to build sandcastles, play with his monster trucks and Thomas the Tank Engine.  He loved to pick flowers and give them to people; he was learning to draw and prayed daily for food to drop down from the sky to feed hungry children.


                                                                                                                       

Julian Dunn at the Beach


                                                                                                                       

Then one day, unknown to him and his family, everything changed.  He was sick at school.  Ordinarily, this might not be a big deal, but over the next few weeks, Julian and his family would come to find that this was a symptom of a brain tumor.


                                                                                                                       

Julian Dunn on a horse


                                                                                                                       

In the last few weeks, instead of getting ready for Christmas, visiting Santa and sharing excited dreams with his 7 year old brother, Nolan, about Christmas morning, Julian has had brain surgery which removed all but a small portion of the tumor which was to close to the brain stem to remove safely.  Now it appears there may be cancer in his spinal column.

He will require 55 weeks of intensive chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

             

During this time, Andrea and Richard, his mom and dad, are going to want to spend as much time as possible with him.  Instead of leading cubscouts and writing grants, Andrea will be at CHOC (Childrens' Hospital of Orange County).  Instead of writing PR for his clients, Richard will be with his son.

                                                                                                                   

Unfortunately, both own their own businesses and cannot rely on paid vacations or other corporate assistance to make up for the lost income they have already begun to experience or the mounting medical bills.

                                                                                                                   

Neither have yet begun to consider the financial burden that will follow the emotional burden they already carry.

                                                                                                                     

Julian is my son, David's, friend and classmate at Lil' Lighthouse Preschool, and seeing what is happening has made me so grateful for what I have this holiday (two healthy, happy boys home with me), but it has also made me want to help this family whose only wish as Richard said to me the other night, is to, "Have his family back together again."

                                                                                                                      

While others work to cure Julian, will you find it in your heart to help his family by pushing the DONATE button below and donating just a few dollars?


                                                           

                                                                                  Julian Dunn

                                                                                                                                                                         

The above link will take you to a separate website where the button is live.

                                                                                                                                                                              

Also, please pass this along to your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues to see if they, too, will help Julian and his family.


                                                                                                                       

Thank you and MERRY CHRISTMAS.


                                                                                                                       

For more information on Julian, you can visit his blogs at www.juliandunn.blogspot.com and http://www.carepages.com/carepages/juliansnotes


                                                                                                                       

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About the author: Christine Donovan is a California Residential Real Estate Broker with experience in assisting clients buy and sell residential real estate.

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Sarah, John Rummage
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Christine, I am so sorry to hear about Julian's condition.  Oh, my, it hurts to see a precious child ill and in pain.  I wish peace to his family, and speedy healing for little Julian.

Sarah Rummage in Nashville

Dec 26, 2008 02:30 PM #1
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Mary Douglas
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Christine, God bless you for your post. My heart goes out to Julian's family and I pray for his total recovery. This is such a poignant reminder, that so many are facing heartaches that have nothing to do with a bad housing market, economy, or recession.... this is real life. It certainly puts other worries into a different perspective.

Dec 26, 2008 02:38 PM #2
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Pat Tasker
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This is soooo sad, I have seen these internet things grow into an amazing story of success...I can only hope that happens here!

Dec 26, 2008 03:14 PM #3
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Christine - it is so sad. And such a young boy - I will pray for him and his family.

Dec 27, 2008 01:30 AM #4
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Hey, Christine. The link is not working.

Dec 27, 2008 10:59 AM #5
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Christine Donovan
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Sarah - Thank you.  So do we.

Dec 27, 2008 04:53 PM #6
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Mary - Thank you for your prayers.  This felt like the least I could do.

It is definitely a strong reminder that there are more important things in life than the economy and the housing market.

Dec 27, 2008 04:54 PM #7
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Sharon - Thank you.  He is so young, and we hope for good news.

Dec 27, 2008 04:55 PM #8
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Pat - That is my hope.  That this will spread virally and truly do some good for Julian and his family.  It works for urban myths, why not to help a little boy.

Dec 27, 2008 04:56 PM #9
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Jim - Thank you so much for the heads up.  I believe the problem has been corrected.

Dec 27, 2008 04:57 PM #10
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I am very saddened for Julian and his family.  Our hearts and prayers go out to them.  Thanks Christine for doing this.

Dec 30, 2008 02:22 PM #11
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Brandy & Toby  - Thanks.  I hope you're enjoying your new home.

Dec 30, 2008 03:04 PM #12
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Christine,

We are saddened to hear about Julian's fight to overcome cancer.  We will keep Julian and his family in our thoughts and prayers!!  May God heal him of the cancer and may Julian live a long, healthy life!!!  May God give his parents strength and peace during this difficult time!!

Matt, Jeanette, & Family in Austin

Jan 02, 2009 05:51 AM #13
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Matt & Jeanette - Thank you so much.

Jan 02, 2009 06:11 AM #14
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Christine,

Thank you for letting us know. Our thoughts and prayers are with this boy and his family this holiday season. I will let everyone know. Thank you for the post.

Amanda

Jan 03, 2009 08:54 AM #15
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Amanda - Thank you for passing this along.

Jan 03, 2009 09:40 AM #16
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Thank you for spreading the light.  Julian and his family are in my prayers.

Jan 05, 2009 09:06 AM #17
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Kathy - Thank you.  It's been making a differernce. I'll post an update on Julian soon.

Jan 09, 2009 07:16 AM #18
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