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Dylan Siegel, who started on his quest to raise money for his sick best friend, Jonah Pournazarian, a year ago when he was just 6-years-old has now raised $400,000.
Siegel, now 7, wrote a book called Chocolate Bar, which made this all possible.
“Boy, have I been shocked," University of Florida’s Dr. David Weinstein told ABC News about Siegel’s mission to help Pournazarian, who has a rare liver disease called glycogen storage disease. "He's raised more money for this disease than all the medical foundations and all the grants combined. Ever."
Siegel told his parents he equates “chocolate bar” to being “awesome.” They started off selling the book at an event at school and made $6,000 and have now took their cause nationwide, selling not only books, but T-shirts, cell phone cases and bags.
"When you're 6, you've got grand visions ... all these things just seem attainable," said his father, David Siegel. "It's been a blast. ... It validates a 6-year-old's vision of what he thought change could be."
Siegel’s goal is to reach $1 million to help his friend. Dr. Weinstein says the money is “making a huge difference.”