Thursday, July 31, 2014

Inspiring community effort to help young Dacian!

Dear Friends,

Please join your neighbours in the Lakehill community as they fundraise in support of  Dacian, a wonderful 9 year old boy. 

There are lots of way to help - this Saturday, for example, Dacian's friend, Maia, is hosting a lemonade fundraiser between 11am and 3pm at 935 Ambassador Ave. How inspiring!

Dacian has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This is a rare and very severe type of MD; it is progressive, there is no cure or effective treatment, and the average life expectancy is around 25 years.

A wheel-chair adapted van is very important for Dacian to attend school, medical appointments and remain active as his MD progresses.

Dacian’s parents’ income, while modest, is above the cut-off for the kind of charitable and social assistance that he needs. The BC government has refused to help his parents offset the cost of a van. In fact, the BC government recently cut the program which was designed to help in situations like this. 

The Lakehill Community is stepping up. Dacian’s friend Shaya, and her family raised over $1500 with a lemonade stand earlier this month. Check out this Chek TV story about it! 

Please consider encouraging your kids to get involved and do their own fundraiser… or make a donation on your own:

Warm regards, Lana

MLA Saanich South