Canadian woman raising money for Trevor Clark

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 22, 2016

Reaching across the border, Dale-Ann Van Hal isn’t letting 1,770 miles stop her from helping a Trevor Clark.

Van Hal is from Niagara Falls, Ontario and she is friends with Stephanie Fore, Clark’s aunt.

“My son JP has angelman syndrome, the same neuro genetic disorder that Brady Fore has,” she said. “Through the Foundation for Angelman Therapeutics, I’ve had the please of becoming friends with Stephanie, Craig, Peyton and Brady Fore.”

Brady and Stephanie Fore and Dale-Ann Van Hal and her son, JP.

Brady and Stephanie Fore and Dale-Ann Van Hal and her son, JP.

Van Hal said when Stephanie shared with her a few months ago that Trevor was diagnosed with advanced lymphoma.

“How heart-breaking,” she said.

Van Hal said she learned that Trevor and family have to make a 3-hour trek to Birmingham for treatment.

“Sitting here in Canada, I wondered how could I help this young man? How could I help our dear friends with the fundraising they are doing for Trevor? So as they say, ‘go with what you know,’” she said. “Six years ago, I cut off 10 inches of my hair and raised $300.”

So, Van Hal started a GoFundMe account.

So far, she’s raised $400 Canadian, which is just more than $306 U.S., and Stephanie has booked my hair appointment for Aug. 3 in Andalusia.

“She’s a good person,” Stephanie said. “She loves helping other people.”

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