What Comes From the Heart, Reaches the Heart

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We are very honored and excited to announce that CollaborateMD will be contributing $2,500 to Dayna Dream's Foundation. They will be contributing $1 for every 1 Facebook share that our page receives (starting at 269 Facebook shares). This will go until January 24th at midnight CST. Please share our page and encourage others to help spread the word and raise funds! Thank you CollaborateMD!


Dayna was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and Arnold Chiari Malformation at the age of 6, after an accident at school resulted in a trip to the E.R. She suffered from pain all throughout her life, but doctors insisted that she was simply experiencing growing pains. Following her diagnosis of severe R.A., Dayna began an intense regimen of Celebrex, Methotrexate, Enbrel, and Omeprazole. Never one to stay down, she continued thriving in elementary school as an Honor Roll student, Student Council member, and remained active in school plays. Eventually, Dayna’s R.A. resisted treatment and her Gallbladder shut down, resulting in the first of many surgeries to come. By 13 years old, Dayna had already been through numerous treatments, hospital stays, procedures, tests, and surgeries. After some time her condition worsened and she eventually found herself in Arnold Palmer Hospital for months, leading to her diagnosis of Pseudotumor Cerebri. Since then, Dayna has had numerous illnesses, including a history of Gastroparesis, Seizures, and Cortisol Deficiency. She is currently on a Hospital/Homebound school program and focusing on her academics and her foundation. 

One night during a long inpatient hospital stay, Dayna and her mom were reflecting on their situation. With insurance only covering so much, medical bills left the family with nothing left to keep the lights on in their home. Believing that no one should go through these experiences alone, they came up with the idea to start a foundation. The foundation initially began to help Dayna receive the medical treatment she needed. However, Dayna had a bigger dream. She wanted to make sure there was awareness for these diseases and that no one ever felt like they were alone in their fight. It became our foundation’s mission to not only ensure Dayna got the medical treatment she needed, but that other children like her could be taken care of, too.

In 2016, we were fortunate enough to donation $3,000 worth of toys and care kits to the children of Arnold Palmer Hospital. This year, we hope to make an even bigger impact with our local toy drive and provide more help for chronically ill children. With your help, we can make Dayna's dreams of helping other kids like her a reality.

Back Up Plan

We will use all of the funds raised towards the Dayna's Dream Foundation.

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Info on Dayna's & Update

January 16, 2018

We wanted to post a refresher on some of Dayna's illnesses plus some extra information regarding those illnesses. .
Dayna was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Artritis and Arnold Chiari Malformation at the age of 6, after an accident at school resulted in a trip to the ER. Dayna suffered with pain all her life prior to her diagnosis, but doctors always insisted she was experiencing growing pains. Following her diagnosis of severe RA, she began an intense regimen a Celebrex, Methotrexate, Enbrel, Actemera and Omeprazole. Eventually, her Rheumatoid Arthritis resisted treatment and her gallbladder shut down, resulting in the first of many surgeries to come. Also has a history of Gastroparesis, Seizures, and Cortisol Deficiency. In total, Dayna battles Rheumatoid Arthritis, Idiopathic Arthritis, Pseudotumor Cerebri, Focal and Generalized Seizures, Scoliosis, and Arnold Chiari Malformation. All of these chronic illnesses play on each other and affect each other making her case unique and often complicated. .
Currently, Brenda, Dayna's mother, has been using whatever she has to get Dayna her Medical CBD Oil, as prescribed by her neurologist. For those of you wondering, we currently use @kononatural 's CBD Oil. This treatment has been a big help to Dayna, however unfortunately due to her having a physical issue (physically less space in her skull cavity due to the Scoliosis + Chiari Malformation), no amount of medicine will improve her health entirely. .
This leads us to our update.
Dayna will be had her 2nd Neuro Surgery on Tuesday (January 9th, 2017). Her health was been gradually declining, as the first Chiari Decompression surgery did not remedy her situation. With your help and donations, Dayna's family will be able to continue paying for her medical treatments

Thank you all so much as always for your love and support. .

Love and Light

Dayna in home!

January 16, 2018

Hi Everyone!

Comments (2)

Brenda Chavarria November 28, 2017

Thank you so much LaRosss Williams, you have seen first hand what Dayna has been through and still struggling. Thank you for sharing and donating. Your support helps Dayna get closer to her goal! Love and Light to you and your beautiful family.

Once again thank you for your support!

LaRosss Williams November 28, 2017

I am praying that God heals you from your sickness and hope he continues to bless you!

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About the Creator

I am Dayna's mother and the Executive Director for the Dayna's Dream Foundation.