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Cal's Seizure Pals

$4,162raised of $30,000 goal
13%

Organizer: Jacob and Tracy Bosick Beneficiary: Calvin Bosick

Help our son Calvin get a service dog! This dog would not only provide an extra pair of eyes and support during a seizure, it would be a best friend for our little man! Donate Directly @ NATIONAL BANK

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Our son Calvin is 4 years old, he was diagnosed with Doose Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy, about a year ago. Previously, he was a typical child who went to preschool, ran and played with his sister and never worried about having seizures. Around his 3rd birthday he began to have what looked like balance issues (Drop Seizures). We had no idea what to think of it so we went to our PCP who assured us that 3 year old children fall down. Finally, after much persistence (getting his teacher to write a letter saying that he falls down more than other kids his age,making a video of him falling down while sitting, seeing an orthopedic specialist, and having an MRI done to rule out possible brain tumors) we were finally referred to a Neurologist and an EEG picked up on the seizures. That being said... Calvin's seizures have continued to increase in quantity and length. At first, he had one a week and now we are up to about 8 an hour. Calvin has tried numerous medications, none of which are successful all they seem to do is make him tired and loopy. He is also on the Ketogenic Diet, a diet that restricts his carbohydrate intake and involves us measuring and weighing everything he eats,which has helped some, but not nearly as much as we had hoped. Due to the ramifications of this terrible disease Calvin can no longer walk, play on his own, attend his regular preschool or keep up with friends his own age. Despite his limitations, he has not lost his will to fight. Calvin has an infectious personality and wonderful spirit. This dog would not only provide an extra pair of eyes, and support during a seizure he would be a best friend for our tough, courageous, silly little boy. Please consider donating to this special cause that will pay for securing the dog, having it trained and travel expense related to getting calvin's best friend! You can donate directly at NATIONAL BANK OF ARIZONA by mentioning the name CALVIN BOSICK!
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01/18/2014
by Jacob and Tracy Bosick

I have some great news! Calvin was monitored again last week at the epilepsy monitoring unit at Phoenix Children's Hospital. During this visit the doctors were able to confirm that Calvin has been seizure free during the day, that hasn't happened since he was first diagnosed! Calvin still experiences his seizures throughout the night, However, with the addition of his latest medication his nocturmal seizures have gone down by 50%. Now that Calvin has actually been able to rest while he is asleep he has had alot more energy, he has even been crawling! We feel so blessed, thank you so much for all of your prayers, they are truly being answered and with god's help maybe our little man will be walking again soon! I posted some pictures of the dog that your donations have helped us to get! Please continue your donations and prayers both are helping to make our families dreams come true!! <3 <3 <3 <3


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01/18/2014
by Jacob and Tracy Bosick

I have some great news! Calvin was monitored again last week at the epilepsy monitoring unit at Phoenix Children's Hospital. During this visit the doctors were able to confirm that Calvin has been seizure free during the day, that hasn't happened since he was first diagnosed! Calvin still experiences his seizures throughout the night, However, with the addition of his latest medication his nocturmal seizures have gone down by 50%. Now that Calvin has actually been able to rest while he is asleep he has had alot more energy, he has even been crawling! We feel so blessed, thank you so much for all of your prayers, they are truly being answered and with god's help maybe our little man will be walking again soon! I posted some pictures of the dog that your donations have helped us to get! Please continue your donations and prayers both are helping to make our families dreams come true!! <3 <3 <3 <3


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01/08/2014
by Jacob and Tracy Bosick
Hi Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday, I am happy to share that Calvin has been having some very good days over the past couple of weeks. He has been very alert, talkative and silly. He has even been trying to crawl! It is hard to say what has caused this recent turn for the better, but one thing is for sure, our prayers are being heard. Thanks again for all of you that continue to pray for us and our brave little man. Also, I have been in contact with service dogs for independance a lot over the past month and they have been sending me pictures of potential dogs, I will post a picture as soon as we have made our final decision! Thanks again for all of your support and god bless <3
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12/26/2013
by Jacob and Tracy Bosick
Merry Christmas!! We hope your special day was filled with lots of love and laughter!!!! <3 <3
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12/23/2013
by Jacob and Tracy Bosick
Hi!!!

Thanks again everyone for your continued support and prayers! We have been pretty busy lately so please forgive me that it has been so long since my last update. At Calvin's doctors request, he spent the better part of last week being monitored at the Phoenix Children's Hospital. It was a long couple of days as I can assure you that keeping a 4 year old entertained in a small hospital room for 4 days is no easy task, especially one hooked up to a beavy of monitors! We have found out that Calvin has the majority of his seizures at night while he is sleeping. After seizures for 8 hours every night it is a miracle that he has the cognitive functions that he has! We are running a few more tests as docotrs have said that this is something that they have not seen before. I am opening myself up to the possibility that this could be anything, epilepsy, epilepsy and something else or something completly new entirely. As I previously posted, we signed the contract and made the first payment for Calvins dog! They are going to be sending us pictures of the potential pups and from there we will make the final decision as to what dog we will be getting. Calvin is so excited as he continues to talk about his doggie everytime he sees pet food, etc at the grocery store :) Anyways, that's all for now! Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!
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11/24/2013
by Jacob and Tracy Bosick
BIG NEWS!! After much thought (and after seeing how many people are willing to get involved) we have decided to speed up the process of getting Calvin his dog by agreeing to do a payment plan! This means we can get started on the time it takes to train the dog and Calvin gets his dog sooner :) It also means that we will be required to pay a monthly payment so please, if you can, keep the goodwill coming! We love you all and I will post some pictures of the dog as soon as they send us some <3 We have been told that it will either be a labradoodle or a goldendoodle... WE ARE SO EXCITED!
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11/23/2013
by Jacob and Tracy Bosick
$25 away from 3,000, WE CAN DO IT<3
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11/21/2013
by Jacob and Tracy Bosick

Hi Everyone!!

Guess what??? We are only $80 away from reaching the $3000 mark, wow! After a week of being truly sick and couch-ridden our strong little man has made a significant turn for the better! It is so fun to see our "spiderman" talking and laughing again, and although we do not know how long these good days will last we are doing all we can to enjoy them :) Thanks again for all the love and support we have recieved that contribute to getting cal his pal and shedding some more light on this amazing little boy <3


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11/13/2013
by Jacob and Tracy Bosick
Hi Everyone!!! It's been awhile since I have sent out an update so I wanted to let you guys know all the wonderful things that have been happening! First of all we have passed the 2,000 mark!!! Many wonderful fundraisers are also underway or in the planing stages! Salon Absolute Bliss in Prescott Valley is auctioning off some amazing gift baskets with all proceeds going towards our cause, Anytime Fitness will be holding donation fitness classes, we were featured in the Daily Courier, Frys Food Stores is planning some fundraisers on Calvin's behalf, Tami Mercer with Oragami Owl is selling her merchandise with a portion of the proceeds going towards Calvin getting his puppy,and a group of CA teachers are planning fundraisers involving restaurants local to them! Last but not least, the local girl scouts troop is doing a unit on Epilepsy Awarness and will begin fundraising after the girls complete their unit!! I am so excited and blessed to be a part of all of this! Thanks again to everyone who is working to make Calvin's dreams come true <3
Hi Everyone!!! It's been awhile since I have sent out an update so I wanted to let you guys know all the wonderful things that have been happening! First of all we have passed the 2,000 mark!!! Many wonderful fundraisers are also underway or in the planing stages! Salon Absolute Bliss in Prescott Valley is auctioning off some amazing gift baskets with all proceeds going towards our cause, Anytime Fitness will be holding donation fitness classes, we were featured in the Daily Courier, Frys Food Stores is planning some fundraisers on Calvin's behalf, Tami Mercer with Oragami Owl is selling her merchandise with a portion of the proceeds going towards Calvin getting his puppy, and the Yuma School district is planning a casino night as well as fundraisers at some of the local restaurants! Last but not least, the local girl scouts troop is doing a unit on Epilepsy Awarness and will begin fundraising after the girls complete their unit!! I am so excited and blessed to be a part of all of this! Thanks again to everyone who is working to make Calvin's dreams come true <3 - See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/cal-s-seizure-pals/102478/update/90642#sthash.Zd6nqhjd.dpuf
Hi Everyone!!! It's been awhile since I have sent out an update so I wanted to let you guys know all the wonderful things that have been happening! First of all we have passed the 2,000 mark!!! Many wonderful fundraisers are also underway or in the planing stages! Salon Absolute Bliss in Prescott Valley is auctioning off some amazing gift baskets with all proceeds going towards our cause, Anytime Fitness will be holding donation fitness classes, we were featured in the Daily Courier, Frys Food Stores is planning some fundraisers on Calvin's behalf, Tami Mercer with Oragami Owl is selling her merchandise with a portion of the proceeds going towards Calvin getting his puppy, and the Yuma School district is planning a casino night as well as fundraisers at some of the local restaurants! Last but not least, the local girl scouts troop is doing a unit on Epilepsy Awarness and will begin fundraising after the girls complete their unit!! I am so excited and blessed to be a part of all of this! Thanks again to everyone who is working to make Calvin's dreams come true <3 - See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/cal-s-seizure-pals/102478/update/90642#sthash.Zd6nqhjd.dpuf

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11/09/2013
by Jacob and Tracy Bosick
Calvin's article was published today!!! Follow the link to check it out

http://www.dcourier.com/index.asp
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11/08/2013
by Jacob and Tracy Bosick
Keep a look out in tomorrow's paper! Calvin should be in it on the first page!!
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11/08/2013
by Jacob and Tracy Bosick
I wanted to take this moments to say thanks to everyone! We feel so blessed to be a part of this fundraiser and to see the community embracing our cause! God is god, and he his working miracles in our life right now! We have set up a donation account in Calvin's honor at National Bank for those of you that would prefer to donate directly to the bank. Contact me for the account number as well as routing number!


THANKS!
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11/05/2013
by Jacob and Tracy Bosick
Another great day fundraising on Calvin's behalf! Now that we are all in this together, I would like to share a video that shows why we want a seizure dog for Calvin, as well as, what type of things his future companion will be capable of! I couldn't get the video to cooperate on this website so please check it out on my facebook page!!
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11/04/2013
by Jacob and Tracy Bosick
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11/04/2013
by Jacob and Tracy Bosick
Hi everyone! Thanks again for another succesful day of fundraising for Calvin. I wanted to take this moment to let you all know how blessed we feel to have so many of our friends and family members step up to donate and share Calvin's Page! I have created a printable flyer for those of you that want to help spread the word about our fundraiser. Feel free to post this flyer at your work, school, favorite restaurant, hairsalon, etc!
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11/03/2013
by Jacob and Tracy Bosick
Thank you to everyone who donated on behalf of Calvin today, what a great first day!!! A few more days like this and we will have reached our goal in no time! I would also like to add that we have picked a name for our future puppy! We will name him Hobbes, and our Calvin and Hobbes will go everywhere together! Thanks again for all your support we truly feel loved and blessed.
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