Cassius Gray Fundraiser

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Cassius was diagnosed with Moyamoya disease which is a rare progressive blood vessel disorder affecting the brain. Cassius’s mom already has a large medical bill and needs to take time away from work to bring Cassius to treatments. Please join us in raising help and hope for Cassius!

  • A Little More Info

    Recently Whitney Gray’s son Cas was diagnosed with Moyamoya disease. Moyamoya is a rare condition where the blood vessels that supply blood to the brain get narrowed. He underwent brain surgery on the right side of the brain to create a bypass. He will need another surgery done on the left side for another bypass once the right side has had further time to heal.

    The doctors originally thought that the second surgery could wait 1 to 2 years but with a recent ER trip and new scans surgery needs to be done as soon as possible. To be able to do the next surgery though the right side of the brain needs more time to heal. The doctors are taking things day by day as the left side deteriorates faster than expected yet the right side continues to heal to decide when the optimal time for surgery will be. Whitney has needed to step away from work to stay at home to care for Cas and bring him to all his doctor visits/therapy sessions to help him become strong enough for another surgery.

    Throughout all this Lend-A-Hand-Up for Kids has partnered with her to help raise funds to cover the medical costs for Cas. There has been a benefit for Cas setup where funds will go directly to Whitney, primary parent responsible for all the medical costs of Cas.

    Lend-A-Hand-Up is further helping Whitney by boosting all donations by 20%! What this means is every donation is matched by 20% up to a total of $5,000. All donations, words of encouragement, and shares are greatly appreciated!! Mark your calendars for July 18th as we’ll be hosting a fundraiser event for Cas – stay tuned for more details!

  • 6-22-2021

    Recently on 6-12-2021 Cas went into the ER due to having a high fever. The doctors were worried about infection from the first surgery so they drew blood and had an MRA done. Nothing serious was found and Cas was released that night.

    Currently, Cas is feeling better and full of energy! Whitney is staying home with Cas and filling the days with activities. Right now a couple of Cas’s favorite activities are skipping, playing with water balloons, and learning Spanish! They’re staying active to help Cas regain strength from the first surgery and get prepared for the second.

    At the end of the week Cas has another appointment and hopefully will learn more on the timeline for his next surgery. Going forward we will be updating the site weekly on how Cassius is doing. 

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