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A six-year-old boy has raised over $30,000 for his friend who was diagnosed with glycogen storage disorder type 1B, a rare, incurable liver disorder.
When Dylan Siegal found out his best friend Jonah Pournazarian was sick, his parents suggested he run a lemonade stand. Siegal had bigger plans.
According to ABC News, Siegal wrote and illustrated a book entitled Chocolate Bar to raise money for his friend.
Pournazarian’s parents have a fund set up for their child that has already raised $400,000. Dylan has a goal of raising $1 million. Barnes and Noble held a book signing for the young boy.
Pournzarian’s condition allows for good days and bad days. Most of the time, the boy’s mother must feed him through a tube.
Siegal’s father David is proud of his son for the book and told ABC News, “We never dreamed that this was going to happen. It’s just struck a nerve and now we don’t want to stop until we’ve hit our mission.”
The Facebook page for the book has over 4,000 ‘likes.’