MULINO, Ore. (CBS Seattle) — An Oregon family is trying to raise $20,000 for medical treatment for their 3-year-old son who is unable to blink.
The Durants of Mulino, Ore., started a GoFundMe.com page for their son Corban, who suffers from neuropathy of his legs, a shrinking brain, a heart defect and a liver-lung disorder, according to KOMO-TV.
The Durants are traveling to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota this month, and are trying to raise money to cover health expenses because the clinic doesn’t accept his Oregon Health Plan insurance.
“We’re really hoping for a diagnosis, an overall diagnosis of his condition, so that we are able to care for him the best that we can and help prolong his life and make it full,” Natasha Durant, Corban’s mother, told KOMO.
The Durants set up the fundraising web page last July and as of Monday morning they have raised more than $10,000.
“This little boy is amazing,” the GoFundMe.com page says, “[and] everyone he comes in contact with falls in love with him. He has the biggest heart and lives life to the fullest.”
The family has also been doing other fundraisers in an effort to raise money.
“We’ve been doing some small fundraisers,” Durant told KOMO. “We’ve been collecting cans and bottles, and we did a car wash this summer.”
The Mayo Clinic requires a $9,622 down payment.