Terminally Ill Children’s Fund helps Deontae have a dream day!
February 15th, 2013 by Brian Maiorana
Osteosarcoma is a big word with a scary meaning. It is a form of bone cancer, and, unfortunately, there is a 15 year old kid named Deontae in Michigan that has osteosarcoma. When Terminally Ill Children’s Fund director Brian Maiorana heard about him through our friends at “The Rainbow Connection” in Rochester, Michigan, we decided to help.
In and out of the hospital since being diagnosed with cancer early last year, his favorite class in high school is history-but his real passion are video games. So “The Rainbow Connection” and the Terminally Ill Children’s Fund decided to give Deontae a shopping spree where he could forget about being sick and concentrate on having fun.
The day started when a limousine picked he and his family up; next stop-anywhere Deontae wanted to go! Turned out he wanted to go shopping, so the limo took him to buy a video game system, a flat screen tv, some trendy new threads, DVD’s, and, of course, a slew of games to play on his new video game system. Then the day ended with he and his family eating at his favorite restaurant.
This February, Good Charity, Inc. received a beautiful plaque from The Rainbow Connection to commemorate Deontae’s big day.
“Your generosity has made a huge difference to Deontae and his family and to us. Your compassion and support will not be forgotten” -Mary McCarter Executive Director, The Rainbow Connection
Terminally Ill Children’s Fund is proud to have helped Deontae have a special day, and we appreciate the amazing work and dedication from The Rainbow Connection.