Fundraiser nets $15,000 for child
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 20, 2005
By MOLLY DRYMAN
DESTREHAN – The fundraiser held April 17, at the VFW Post in Metairie for Dylan Anthony Tujaque, raised $15,000 in order to benefit Dylan’s needs and his parents.
Lynn P. Cannon, a family friend organized the fundraiser and expected a bigger crowed, but was pleased with the outcome.
“I went well,” said Cannon. “We had two clowns, a DJ, food, 175 item parade of prizes, 19 auction items and 105 door prizes.”
Lynn said around 350 people showed for the event and raised $15,000, which will be a good down payment on a new van for Dylan’s family, in order to take Dylan to back and forth to his many doctor visits.
Dylan has the most severe form of this disorder called “Cloverleaf Skull.”
This means all the suture lines in his skull were closed at birth, hindering the formation of a soft spot and creating a disfigured skull and brain compression. With only 100 cases worldwide, Dylan is one of the most severe cases living.
The family will continue to accept donations at P.O. Box 640613, Kenner, LA 70064. For more information on Dylan, visit www.geocities.com/dylantujague or contact Lynn Cannon at 985-764-0409.