Macan it Happen for the Macan Family

For: Macan Family
Lenexa, KS
Organizer: Nancy Dorsey
$5,720
of $20,000 goal.
Raised by 62 donors
28% Complete
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The Story

Last year The Macan family was promised a pool from a non profit agency.  Unfortunately, the person in charge of that non profit went back on their word and the pool Bo was excited about, dreamed of and had personally picked out was no longer a reality.  Bo and his family were devastated. This is unacceptable. Bo is unable to go to public pools because his immune system won’t allow for it with all the germs.  For those of you that don’t know, Bo is a 7-year-old boy who has a genetic condition so rare it is named after him.  He spends 75% of his time in the hospital.  Bo has three siblings, a twin sister Brooklyn (7), Leksi (15) and Johnny (13).  Swimming is one of the few activities they can all do together as a family.  One of Bo’s symptoms is rheumatoid arthritis, which can be crippling for him.  Swimming is one of the few activities that Bo can do without pain.  It’s great exercise for him as he spends so much of his time in bed. If you are willing, please consider donating to this page to help them build their pool for their family.  All proceeds will go to the Macan family. 

Here is a link to a page about the family and Bo’s condition

Macanithappen.com

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 7, 2017

Posted on June 7, 2017

Hello everyone,

First let me say THANK YOU for all those who have supported this page as well as those who came out to our STARR homes event.  We are so blessed to have so many caring, thoughtful people to help us get Bo his pool.  Thank you for your generosity!  I promise once we get this little man his pool the smile on his face and the joy it will bring his family will be the best thank you of all!  

A little update on the pool situation, I realize we've been quiet for awhile...we had to file a variance with the city to get the project approved so prayers go up that we will get that approval June 8th.  Once we have that approval the very amazing, wonderful Kevin York of Pools by York will start preparing the Macan's back yard for the pool. I will keep you all posted on the variance and hopefully we will get this project underway very soon.  

In the meantime, I'm posting a picture of Bo getting a treatment and a link to a video about public pools.  This picture and the video are great reminders as to why we started this project in the first place and why it is so dangerous for the Macan family to take Bo to a public pool.  https://weather.com/health/video/danger-in-americas-pools-and-water-parks?cm_ven=FB_HEALTH_JK_52217_2

Posted on May 1, 2017

Posted on May 1, 2017

Hello everyone~  Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far!  We have made some progress and are very excited to be having an event this Sunday, May 7th at 2805 W. 89th Street Leawood, KS 66206! Come tour a beautiful Starr Home, eat delicious food and yummy treats and let the kids bounce in a bouncy house! Help us raise money for the Macan family!  Hope to see you there!

Posted on April 6, 2017

Posted on April 6, 2017

Friends...First I'd like to thank everyone who has already donated to Bo's page. We are so grateful to you. When Bo swims in the pool you will have contributed to the smile on his face. However, we need to make sure to keep the momentum going for Bo.

The reality is most of us know Bo has a rare illness. An illness that no one else in the whole world has! No one! That in and of itself is astonishing! His doctors wring their hands unsure of what to do. His body literally is a bizarre puzzles of diagnoses. He can't go to school. He can't go to public places because his immune system is so compromised...so easily. Currently, there is NO treatment for Bo's illness. Basically, the Macan family "maintains". As a parent, I cannot imagine what this family deals with on a daily basis. I know I am getting annoying but I am nothing if not persistent.

Please consider donating to this page to give this little boy a little bit of "normal" and to give this family a chance to make memories together. Who's with me?

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