Crowdfunding Helps Connecticut Family Pay Medical Bills

GoFundMeThere is a new kind of fundraising that relies heavily on social media to get results.  It’s called crowdfunding and it’s something Gina Fowler had never heard of until her 4-year-old son Drew was diagnosed with a rare medical condition in December.

“He has optic glioma.  It’s a tumor growing off his optic nerve and it’s almost where they connect deep in the brain.  It’s mostly on the left side,” said Fowler.

That tumor prevents Drew from seeing clearly on his right side.  He was diagnosed after he failed a routine eye exam.  Doctors say he’ll need chemotherapy once a week for the next year to shrink the tumor.

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