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A Mom’s Love; Kidney Donor and a Real-Life Super Hero!

A Mom’s Love; Kidney Donor and a Real-Life Super Hero!

Meet Max, your average 3-year-old little boy. He loves superheroes like Captain America and dump trucks. In late October 2015, Max became quite ill and was hospitalized at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus for roughly two months. It was learned that his kidneys had stopped functioning properly, requiring regular hemodialysis (now on peritoneal dialysis). Eventually, the family was told, Max would need a kidney transplant.

Amazingly, Max’s mother is a match and he will receive a transplant at Nationwide Children’s Hospital on December 7th, 2016. As for now, Mighty Max continues to inspire everyone he comes in contact with – friends, family, neighbors, nurses, and strangers alike!

Dot’s Tots Foundation is blessed to be able to support this amazing family and their courageous Super Hero on a journey to good health. Through lawn care services and providing meals/groceries to the family, Dot’s Tots has received far more than it has given.

We’re rooting for you, Max (and Mommy)!

#TeamSkylor – A Battle against Brain Cancer

#TeamSkylor – A Battle against Brain Cancer

This year, approximately 4,300 children under the age of 20 will receive a brain tumor diagnosis, of which Astrocytoma is one of the three most common types. In February, 2014, one area teenager learned of his diagnosis. But, Skylor wasn’t going to let his malignant Grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma tumor get the best of him. Because of the location of the tumor between the right and left ventricles of the brain, removal by surgery is too risky. So, Skylor underwent regular radiation and chemotherapy in recent months and will continue to visit Nationwide Children’s Hospital bi-weekly to track his progress. But, he is determined to beat this cancer!

Dot’s Tots Foundation learned of Skylor’s diagnosis and jumped into action. Through solicitation of donors and fundraising events, Dot’s Tots has been able to contribute nearly $30,000 to Skylor’s family to offset medical expenses, replace lost wages, and seed his college fund. The Foundation was also able to make for a special Sweet 16 birthday surprise when Skylor received a video message from his favorite musician, Tyler Joseph of 21 Pilots.

Skylor is an inspiration to many. And, we at the Dot’s Tots Foundation are blessed to be part of his journey. Read more →