Help Dustin Chapman to restore hope! Sandi Smith Chapman *Please Share and tag Scotty McCreery*
Dear Scotty McCreery,
I am writing in hopes that this will get to you and that you can help me make a wish come true for my son, Dustin Chapman. Dustin is a junior at Catawba College where he is triple majoring in Music Business, Popular Music, and Worship Arts. He has such a burning passion for music and his dream is to be a performer one day; however, that dream is being threaten with a rare disease called achalasia which only affects one-in-100,000 people. This is a disease which affects the esophagus, thus making eating and drinking near impossible, and can also cause a substantial amount of damage to one’s vocal cords. It is a progressive disease with no known cure. Dustin began having problems with this during his senior year in high school. He couldn’t eat or drink anything, he lost over 50 lbs, and was admitted to Duke University Hospital where he had various surgeries to try to repair the esophagus muscle. In July of 2015, he had a 13-hour surgery and finally he was finally able to eat and drink again. We were hoping this would be a permanent fix as things went really well for about 18 months, but in January of this year all of his symptoms returned and we are again desperate for answers and a solution for his health condition. Dustin is so positive and is very grateful because he knows there are others who are suffering even more than he is. He is loved by everyone who meets him and is an inspiration to so many people. Earlier this week, we went to Duke for yet another procedure and didn’t find the answers that we were looking for. This led to Dustin, my positive fighter, to become discouraged. On the way home I was trying to make him feel better so I said to him, “What can I do for you?” and he said to me with a smile on his face (while he was still under the affects from being put to sleep), “You can get me to sing a song with Scotty McCreery, that’ll cheer me up.” So I told him that I would somehow make that happen. I have written all of this in hopes that somehow I can make this happen for him. You have been a musical inspiration for him as you have stayed true to your faith while continuing to pursue a career in country music, which is ultimately what he wants to achieve. My family has been fans since your Idol days, and I feel as if this would bring a feeling of restored hope back to my son. I know it’s a long shot, but maybe somehow this can get shared enough to get to you.
Sandi Chapman–A concerned yet grateful mother.
UPDATE......Still in Maryland waiting for his surgery. It is scheduled for August 9th. This has been a long journey to get him to a specialist but I would have crawled to get him here. I'm praying and believing he can help him. We have been staying at a hotel for 6 days and using uber when he has appointments other than those days this is what he has been doing. I am so very thankful for all of the support, prayers , kind words, and everyone who has helped my family financially. I have never flown on a plane up until the last two weeks but have found myself flying twice. The cost of staying away from home, medical bills, transportation, food, co pays for test, and the cost of living that still has to be covered at home can be very overwhelming, but God has seen those overwhelming times and always made a way. Please continue to keep Dustin Chapman in your prayers. I love him so much and I would go to the ends of the earth to try to get him better. Thanks again and I will update again soon. If you would like to help in anyway a Go Fund Me has been set up to help during this journey. Thanks and God Bless you all🙏❤️ https://www.gofundme.com/dustin-chapmans-studio-cd
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