Little boy to have life-changing surgery

May 21, 2010 12:43:51 PM PDT
A toddler suffering from a rare disease has traveled to New York City for life-changing surgery. Maddox Flynn is just 2 years old and suffers from a lymphatic malformation on his face and requires a surgery that is not available in Canada.

A doctor who specializes in blood vessel abnormalities will perform the surgery at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan on Friday.

Maddox's parents received more than $175,000 in donations from people and organizations to help foot the bill to travel here and pay for the surgery.

The donations have exceeded the expectations of the family. They have consulted a lawyer who is now handling the trust fund.

The family's plan is to use the money for any complications that may arise from Maddox's condition in the short-term. And if there is any excess money, the family wants to start a foundation to help other families dealing with similar situations.

Following Friday's surgery, Maddox will also have to go back for a second surgery that's booked for September. That surgery will reconstruct the lower part of his face.

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ONLINE:

http://maddoxsjourney.blogspot.com/

Visit Maddox Flynn's Facebook page for more information by clicking here.

DONATION INFORMATION

You may send a check or money order to the following:

Maddox Flynn Trust Fund
Pat Champagne
Box 5292
Devon, Alberta
T9G 1Y1

or

Internet banking emailed to:

maddoxflynntrustfund@hotmail.com

PAYPAL is setup as well (EMAIL : maddoxflynntrustfund@hotmail.com )


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