Many years ago, I had the honor of meeting a pretty cool young man. My family had gone to see a local performance of The Nutcracker during Christmas time and we saw this amazing, energetic and very talented boy named Dalton dance in the performance. Amidst a sea of adorable little girls, what seemed like thousands of them, Dalton beamed with joy as he gave his heart and soul to the performance.
As the years have gone by, I’ve watched Dalton grow from a cute blonde boy to a very accomplished and talented young man. He attended the same middle school as my oldest son and I would see him in the mornings during drop off. I also seemed to always run into his mom at King Soopers while grocery shopping on Sundays.
On September 15, Dalton’s world changed—and so did the world of all of us who know him. He and his family received the news that he has cancer and would need to undergo aggressive treatment immediately. For any of us, this information would’ve torn down any shred of strength we have, but not Dalton. While the news was surely emotional, he has taken this head on and is fighting this dreadful situation. His strength, faith, and love have helped him make it through two rounds of chemo and, at the writing of this, is preparing for his third. His determination to beat his cancer is inspiring and his strength is quite moving.
Today, I am asking each of you to please do me (and Dalton) a huge favor. This week, please skip your daily Starbucks or don’t hit the fast food drive through on the way home one day. Instead, please take that $5 or $10 you would have spent, or any amount you choose, and help Dalton’s family with the massive medical bills they are facing. Point your web browser to www.gofundme.com/TeamLevine and help them. Please also share this story on your social media or anywhere you choose and use the hashtag #teamlevine.
Together we can show an outpouring of love and support that will touch the heart of this amazing young man… who has touched the hearts of so many.