FAQs

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Are you daft? Why are you trying to raise $3.5 million in a single day (and on Christmas Eve, no less)?

There are many reasons….

  1. It’s fun to try and break a record!
  2. It just so happens that a campaign on GoFundMe has never raised more than $3 million in a single day–and that is close to the amount of money needed to get Will into a FDA-approved human trial for a potential cure.
  3. Will and his family have been told “No” ever since his diagnosis. “No. There is no cure.” “No. There is no treatment.” We want the success of our wild idea for this giving campaign to turn all the “No’s” the Wolebens have heard into “Yes”!
  4. On Christmas Eve, families gather together. What better way to celebrate the holiday as a family than giving to a family in need? Just think! You could pause your celebrations for a few seconds on that day and together, with the people you love most, click the “Donate” button on the One Day for Will Campaign.
  5. With the funds secured in the bank as of this Christmas 2018, the Wolebens can return to normal life as a family. Rather than focusing on fundraising for scientific research, Doug and Kasey will be able to focus on each other and raising their both of their children.
  6. We believe it can be done.

If you raise more than $3.5 million, what will you do with the extra money?

The funds will go directly to UT Southwestern to fund related single-gene therapy research, treatments and cures. Funding an FDA-approved human trial that Will can be a part of is just one tiny step in finding cures for all fatal genetic disorders.

How can I help without giving as part of the single-day challenge on Christmas Eve?

  1. Give now.
  2. Share our campaign with your entire network–family, friends, acquaintances, and business associates. Even if Will’s story doesn’t resonate with you, it may resonate with one of your contacts!

Does Will understand his diagnosis?

Will is almost seven years old. For the first time on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, he told his mom, Kasey, that he wants to walk again. For the first time, he asked “Why?”

What is Will’s favorite color?

Will’s favorite color is orange.

 

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