Saturday, October 3, 2009

Christopher Not Choosing to have Surgery

After several visits with Christopher from Morningstar Entertainment who were to film his story, it has been determined that Christopher is not interested in proceeding with surgery.

If anything changes, we will post it here.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

James O'Neal Paying it Forward

James is excited to be a part of the Support Christopher Campaign. The world turned out to help James and he is thankful to help another person like him who had no hope of getting surgery.
Read about James surgery story here.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Kicking off the Fundraiser!

This marks the start of the official fundraising effort for Christopher. His mom lives in the US and has found some excellent doctors who are excited to help her son. As you can imagine, Christopher has lived with incredible ridicule all his life. He has risen above the challenges though and become an electrician to support himself and young family including a new baby. In Nigeria there are no doctors capable of helping Christopher. Neurofibromatosis is a complicated condition with many unknowns.

Dr. Brigitte Widemann from the National Institute of Health lives near Christopher's mom in Maryland and has volunteered to do the prelim work for Dr. McKinnon in Chicago.

Dr McKay McKinnon has been successful in negotiating a greatly reduced fee for Christopher at the hospital. Despite all these fabulous donations, there is much still needed. Christopher needs funds to get him to the US and about $80,000 for the rest of the medical expenses.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Christopher Needs Outside Help

As manager of the James O'Neal Neurofibromatosis Fundraising Campaign I heard about Christopher's crisis from the Washington State Neurofibromatosis Foundation. James and I really wanted to do something to help Christopher.