Savannah Holidays 2022

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(Savannah Holidays 2023) Letters from Santa program

Friday, November 24th, 2023

Thank you Coastal Pediatrics for sharing this info….

Did you know your child can receive a letter from the North Pole?

Through the USPS’s Letters From Santa program, a letter written by your child can be mailed to Santa and they will receive a return letter with a real postmark from the North Pole! You can learn more about this program on the USPS website

If you have older kids, consider signing up to “adopt” a child’s letter and send a note or gift to another child through the USPS Operation Santa program here.


Coastal Pediatrics has offices in Savannah & Pooler

If you’re looking for a pediatrician, we invite you to see why families love  Coastal Pediatrics.

Learn more here.

Coastal Pediatrics- Savannah
2 Wheeler Street
Savannah, GA 31405

Coastal Pediatrics- Pooler
1000 Towne Center Blvd
Building 1000B
Pooler, GA 31322

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(Savannah Holidays 2023) Holiday Festival & Market supporting Friends of Oatland Island

Sunday, November 5th, 2023

Days of Christmas Past Holiday Festival & Market 2023

Step back in time at this family-friendly holiday festival “Days of Christmas Past” supporting Friends of Oatland, Sun. Dec. 10, 10AM-2PM.

Enjoy holiday themed crafts, find a perfect gift at a local makers market, and have your photo taken with Father Christmas.

What to Expect:

*Oatland-themed holiday crafts

*unique gifts and offerings from local makers.

*select local food trucks will be on site.

*Father Christmas visits

​General Admission: $5 per adult / $3 per child

FREE Admission for FOO Members. Become a member here.

Additional fees will apply for certain optional activities with all proceeds going towards FOO’s mission of supporting Oatland Island Wildlife Center.

Learn more here.


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Chatham County Literacy Week: Free showing of The Right to Read @ Lucas Theatre, Savannah

Wednesday, November 1st, 2023


The Chatham Educational Alliance invites you to attend a special presentation of the award winning film The Right to Read followed by a Q&A with documentary subject and activist Kareem Weaver @ Lucas Theatre for the Arts in Savannah, 7PM Mon. Nov. 13

The Right to Read shares the stories of an NAACP activist, a teacher, and two American families who fight to provide our youngest generation with the most foundational indicator of life-long success: the ability to read.

Purchase tickets here.

Kareem Weaver, an Oakland NAACP activist, believes literacy is our most important civil right. He is fighting for a world where 95% of children can read. With a focus on Black and brown children, Kareem demands to bring science-based reading instruction to Oakland schools and causes national interest by taking on the publishing industries.  

(Savannah Holidays 2023) A Gracious Christmas fundraiser event @ First Presbyterian Church of Savannah

Thursday, October 19th, 2023

First Presbyterian Church Announces 14th Annual ‘A Gracious Christmas’ Event

First Presbyterian Church will host its 14th Annual A Gracious Christmas fundraiser event on Thurs. Dec. 7, 2023 from 8:30AM-1PM @ First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave., Savannah, GA 31405.

Each year, the committee selects a local nonprofit as the event beneficiary. This year’s deserving recipient is Tharros Place, an organization dedicated to providing sanctuary to the victims of human trafficking. 

As in year’s past, the event will feature a variety of speakers:

·         Hayley Suthers, Proprietor of The Cottage Shop, Perfectly Personalized Christmas: How to add personal touches to your Christmas decor

·         Jimin Chung Bruen, Private Chef, Giving yourself grace in the kitchen: How to pivot when things don’t go the way you expected.

·         Lindsay Thomas, Creator and Owner of Garland Bags, Just Go For It!  The value of taking action on an idea.

Tickets are available for $50 each and can be purchased via this PayPal Link: CLICK HERE.

Sponsorships Available:

Three sponsorship levels are available, detailed below.  Receipts are available for your tax-deductible contribution.  All sponsors will be recognized, by level of support, on all promotional materials leading up to the event, as well as on programs and signage at the event.

Sponsorship Levels:

Gold   $1,000

In addition to publicity mentioned above, a sponsor at this level will receive two tickets to the A Gracious Christmas event and five raffle tickets

Silver  $500

In addition to publicity mentioned above, a sponsor at this level will receive one ticket to the A Gracious Christmas event and three raffle tickets

Myrrh  $250

In addition to publicity mentioned above, a sponsor at this level will receive five raffle tickets

For more information, visit the Facebook event by clicking, HERE.

(Savannah Fall Festivals, Fun Runs 2023) Catching A Unicorn 5K

Monday, October 16th, 2023

Wanna chase a unicorn?

Here is your chance, and all for a good cause.

Fleet Feet Savannah/Pooler is partnering with Honor and Grace Tattoo to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) with a Catching A Unicorn 5K in Savannah, 1-4PM Sun. Nov. 12 2023.

In the type 1 diabetes community, “catching a unicorn” refers to the “magical” moment when you get a blood sugar reading of exactly 100 on your meter and/or continuous glucose monitor.

This family-friendly fun run will start at Fleet Feet Savannah (3405 Waters Avenue). Runners will chase our mystery runner, dressed as a unicorn, thru a local neighborhood route.

Following the run, stay for an afternoon of fun: food trucks, music, tie-dye race shirts, and dunk tank

Sign up online here.

(Savannah Fall, Halloween Festivals) Scary in the Dairy @ Pegasus Riding Academy

Tuesday, October 10th, 2023

Scary in the Dairy Haunted Hayride, Horse Rides, Pumpkin Carving, Sun. Oct. 22, Savannah

Join Pegasus Riding Academy at the Historic Roberds Dairy, 2500 Tennessee Avenue, for the most authentic Halloween celebration in Savannah: SCARY IN THE DAIRY, from 4-8PM, Sun. Oct. 22 2023.

Enjoy Haunted Hay Rides, penny games, cake walk, bouncy house, DJ Jamie spinning tunes, food and fun. Featuring the favorite HORSE RIDES, on the amazing equestrian staff of Pegasus Riding Academy, including Chatham County Deputy Sheriffs Cisco and Tucker!   

Enjoy all this while providing the essential support for Pegasus therapeutic riding program serving special needs children and veterans. 

For additional information call 912-547-6482.

Pegasus Riding Academy, 2500 Tennessee Ave, Savannah, GA,


For adults: The Pickle improv hosted by Power Walk at Front Porch Improv in Savannah

Sunday, August 6th, 2023

COME SEE THE PICKLE @ 10PM Sat. Aug. 19 @ Front Porch Improv in Savannah and support a good cause.

Proceeds from this show benefit Coastal Heritage Society.

$5 per ticket. Purchase tickets online here.

(Adult show. Not recommended for those under the age of 16 years.)


100% of ticket sales from The Pickle Indie Improv Teams shows go to a local charity. Learn more here.


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Root Beer Floats @ Westin Savannah to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Friday, July 28th, 2023

Marriott properties will once again host Root Beer float socials throughout the month of August to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa will join in raising their Mugs for Miracles this Thurs. August 10 from 3-5PM in Westin’s Main Lobby.

All donations and proceeds will go to The Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Accepting cash donations only. Money raised will help the hospital fund the life-saving therapies, highly specialized medical equipment, research, advanced training for staff, and family assistance needed to ensure kids have the very best healthcare.

If you cannot join in but would still like to donate to the cause you can directly donate to our Local CMN Hospital here


Pediatric CPR classes offered @ Coastal Care Partners on Skidaway Is., Savannah

Monday, June 12th, 2023

Coastal Care Partners in Savannah is now offering pediatric CPR classes that are open to the public

According to Coastal Care Partners Pediatrician Dr. Kelsey Alexander: “It’s smart for all parents to know in emergency situations. That’s why we consider this such an incredibly important service to offer to our community.”

The Pediatric CPR classes are 30-minute classes offered once a week at 11:45AM on Thursdays at Coastal Care Partners’ office, located at 4B Skidaway Village Walk.

These classes offer one-on-one instruction with Shelley Fields, who serves as Medical Assistant for Coastal Care Partners’ pediatric clinic and has 24 years of experience as a paramedic.

“These 30-minute classes are a great opportunity for parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and babysitters to learn practical tips and ask questions in a comforting environment,” said Dr. Alexander.

These classes – which are open to the public – are not certification courses.

Pre-registration is required, and interested participants are able to sign up by calling the Coastal Care Partners office @ 912.598.6312 or register online here.

Cost: $55 for members of Coastal Care Partners’ Pediatric and/or Adult Primary Care practices, and $65 for nonmembers.

 Register online here or call 912.598.6312.


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50% discount for foster families @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Sunday, June 11th, 2023

Savannah Children’s Museum will participate in Georgia Kids Belong’s Foster Friendly program.

Foster families will receive a 50% discount when visiting SCM.

For more details, check out the Foster Friendly App and Georgia Kids Belong.


Savannah Children’s Museum

Summer 2023 Hours: Savannah Children’s Museum will be open Monday through Saturday from 9AM-3PM, and will closed on Sundays.

Daily programming

10AM | Storytime in the Frogtown Garden
12PM | STEAM Studio or Bottle Rocket Demonstration
1:30PM | Young Explorers or Healthy Me


$10 per person (aged 18 month and older)
Ask about the discount combination ticket!

Learn more here.

655 Louisville Road
Savannah, GA 31401


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Volunteers needed to help Pegasus Riding Academy therapeutic riding summer camp

Sunday, May 28th, 2023

Volunteers needed @ Pegasus Riding Academy therapeutic riding camp, Savannah

Pegasus Riding Academy is a therapeutic riding program in Savannah providing safe, professional and ethical equine assisted activities for individuals with physical, mental or emotional disabilities.

Volunteers are needed to assist these special children. This is a perfect opportunity for high school students in need of volunteer hours to graduate.

Volunteer Orientation will be this Sat. June 3 2023, 10:30AM.

Horse experience not necessary. Patience & dedication are necessary.

Pegasus Riding Academy is located at Old Roberds Dairy, 2500 Tennessee Ave. Savannah

Information & directions: or call 907-414-1236


Therapeutic Riding Camp @ Pegasus Riding Academy

Sign up your child for a week-long session of fun this summer.

Pegasus is a therapeutic riding program providing equine assisted activities for individual with physical, mental or emotional disabilities.

Sessions are conducted by a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors.

Camp is 9AM till noon, Monday through Friday. Participants will enjoy riding, interacting with the horse during ground school and equestrian related art projects or nature program.

Tuition fees include snacks, craft materials, one t-shirt and safety riding gear.

Participants should wear long pants while riding and have on closed toed shoes at all time. If your child has food allergies be sure to make a note on Enrollment Forms.

Visit PRASAV.ORG or call 912-547-6482 with questions.

Camps are also offered weeka of June 12h, June 26h and July 10th and 17th 2023.

Tickets available for St. Andrew’s School Annual Auction Party

Thursday, March 30th, 2023

St. Andrew’s 37th annual Auction Party is set for Sat. April 29 2023 at The Collins Quarter in Forsyth Park.

McDevitt Air and St. Joseph’s/Candler are the proud title sponsors of the event.

“We are very appreciative of our partnerships with McDevitt Air and St. Joseph’s/Candler and their
investment in education here at home,” said Head of School Dr. Kelley Waldron. “The evening is always
a lot of fun and the dollars we raise ensure a bright future for St. Andrew’s.”

Tickets may be purchased online here and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, live entertainment, and a silent auction.

Sponsors for the event include Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry, Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery, Synovus Bank, Delta Metals, If You Can Dream It Travel, Optim Orthopedics, Coca Cola Bottling, Chapel Hair, Dental Claim Support, The Kennickell Group, KOE Creative Media, Marchese Construction, Marsh & Co., McGriff Insurance, The Positivity Project, Savannah Veterinary Medical Center, Drs. Karen & Arthur Baker, Gary & Louann Bronstein, and Joe & Kris Powers.

St. Andrew’s is an independent International Baccalaureate World School located in Savannah, Georgia.

Find more information on the Pre-K 3 through Grade Twelve school here.


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Junior League of Savannah to Host FREE Fit Kids Fest @ Savannah Children’s Museum Feb. 18

Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

Junior League of Savannah to Host FREE Fit Kids Fest @ Savannah Children’s Museum on Feb. 18

Don’t miss the Junior League of Savannah’s FREE Fit Kids Fest event on Sat. Feb. 18, 2023, from 1-4PM at the Savannah Children’s Museum! 

In addition to free entry into the Savannah Children’s Museum, children will also enjoy performances by the Legacy Irish Dancers and others, activities, a trail mix station, and vendors including 1st Tee of Savannah, Bright Life Chiropractic, ExperCare, Healthy Kids Running Series, Kombative Academy of Traditional Martial Arts, Mathnasium, Pooler Karate, The Tiny Beet – Lifestyle Medicine Pediatrics, Tormenta FCA Academy Youth Soccer, West Chatham YMCA, The Coastal Health District, and Savannah Youth Hockey. 

The first 150 children at the event will receive a FREE T-shirt and other fun goodies. 

Sponsors of the 2023 Fit Kids Fest include Savannah Vascular Institute’s Dr. Ryan O’Kelley, Mingledorff’s, ExperCARE, Outsource Logistics, Enmarket, Chatham Orthopaedic Associates, Georgia Nasal & Sinus Institute, and Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy. 

Learn more here.


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Junior League of Savannah’s FREE Fit Kids Fest 2023

Friday, January 27th, 2023

Junior League of Savannah’s FREE Fit Kids Fest Event

The Junior League of Savannah’s FREE Fit Kids Fest event is coming up on Sat. Feb. 18, 2023, from 1-4PM at the Savannah Children’s Museum, located at 655 Louisville Road in Savannah. 

Radio personality Mia Mance will once again host this year’s fest! Children of all ages will be energized and inspired through this fun day of exploring the Savannah Children’s Museum, meeting a wide array of local health and wellness vendors, and watching live performances including the Legacy Irish Dancers. 

The first 150 children at the event will receive a FREE T-shirt and other fun goodies. 

Sponsors of the 2023 Fit Kids Fest include Savannah Vascular Institute’s Dr. Ryan O’Kelley, Mingledorff’s, ExperCARE, Outsource Logistics, Enmarket, Chatham Orthopaedic Associates, and Georgia Nasal & Sinus Institute. 

Learn more here.


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Free Family Event: FIT Kids Fest Junior League of Savannah Event, Feb. 18

Sunday, January 15th, 2023

Junior League of Savannah’s FREE Fit Kids Fest Event

Fit Minds, Fit Bodies, Fit Kids!

Children (K-12) are welcomed to join the fun at the Junior League of Savannah’s 11th Annual Fit Kids Fest on Sat. Feb. 18 2023, 1-4PM at the Savannah Children’s Museum!

We understand that children are at their best when they are healthy, so we are here to help spread awareness and share health and wellness resources in our community!

All children in Savannah and surrounding communities, along with their parents, are invited to participate in this fun, interactive day filled with activities, entertainment, vendors, and more!

The first 150 children at the event will also receive a FREE T-shirt. 

Learn more here.


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Free Taste of Culture Food Truck Fundraiser & Art Contest, Garden City

Sunday, December 18th, 2022

You’re invited to Garden City Housing Team’s food truck fundraiser & art contest on Sat. Feb. 11 2023, 10AM-2PM at Savannah Farmers Market, 701 US Hwy. 80, Garden City.

The free event will feature a bounce house and slide, a “selfie” station, food trucks, a display of artwork celebrating POC Icons from local K-12 students, plus crafts and games. Raffle prizes include 4 Ghost Pirates tickets, and 4 bottles of Zunzies signature sauces and a $25 gift card.

Proceeds raised through raffle and donations benefit 15 residential Garden City homes in need of roof repair or replacement. These residents of Garden City represent many demographics such as veterans, the elderly, people with disabilities, and low-income households.

Proceeds from this event will go towards this project.

Learn more here.

(Savannah schools) You’re invited to new monthly meeting @ Calvary Day School

Saturday, December 17th, 2022

Calvary Day School in Savannah invites you to new monthly meeting, Jan. 8 2023

Below is a guest post from Calvary Day School in Savannah

Calvary Day School hopes you had a great Christmas, and wish you a Happy New Year! 

Calvary began a monthly meeting series, Identity in Christ, with the intent to strengthen and equip our community in raising strong young people. We invite you to join Brittany Price Brooker as she leads the next Identity series, ‘Actions’, on Jan. 8, 2023, at 6PM. Please RSVP using the link here to save your seat.

Brittany is a believer in Christ with a desire to make Him known. She encourages others as she shares her story of God’s faithfulness through the deep grief of becoming a young widow, the hardships of previously being a single mom of five children, and the difficulties of blending a family deeply affected by trauma.

We hope to have you join us in the next installment of the Identity in Christ series. For more information on Calvary Day School, please contact


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Friends of Oatland (FOO) Brews & Bites 2022, Savannah

Sunday, October 9th, 2022

Help support Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

You are invited to the second annual Foo Brews & Bites on Sat. Nov. 5 2022, 5-8PM @ Oatland Island Willdife Center, Savannah.

This fund-raising event will include dinner, drinks, live music, photo ops, meet and greet opportunities with Oatland Island animal residents, plus a silent auction (21+ only).

Proceeds from this event will be used to support Oatland Island Wildlife Center, the animal residents, and the staff who care for them daily. 

Buy tickets online here.


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(Savannah Fall Festivals 2022) Scary in the Dairy @ Pegasus Riding Academy

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022

Haunted Hayrides & more @ this annual Savannah Halloween Festival

Come to the Historic Roberds Dairy, 2500 Tennessee Ave. in Savannah for the most authentic Halloween celebration in Savannah: SCARY IN THE DAIRY, from 4-8PM Sun. October 23, 2022.

Enjoy Haunted Hay Rides, penny games, cake walk, bouncy house, food and fun. Without a doubt, there are HORSE RIDES, on the amazing equestrian staff of Pegasus Riding Academy, which benefits from this event.

Come out and support Pegasus therapeutic riding program for special needs children and veterans, and enjoy acres of haunted fun!

For additional information visit or call 912-547-6482.

(Savannah Halloween 2022) Emily’s Trick or Treat to cure Crohn’s & Colitis

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

See you Sat. Oct. 15 2-4PM for the inaugural Emily’s Trick or Treat to Cure Crohn’s & Colitis Savannah at Memorial Health, Dwaine & Cynthis Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah!

Come to this family-friendly Halloween event to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and celebrate the life of Emily Moore.

Trick or treating, games, costume contest, arts & crafts, face painting, music, raffle, and friends.

This is event is free to attend. Donations are being collected.

Learn more here.

Free Peace Parade, Family Activities @ Savannah Day of Peace, Daffin Park

Monday, August 1st, 2022

Mayor Van Johnson will lead the Peace Parade Sept. 25. There also will be free, family-friendly activities, noon-4PM

 The Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire, Inc. will host the inaugural Savannah Day of Peace on Sun. Sept. 25 2022, noon-4PM at Daffin Park, located at Victory Drive and Waters Avenue, in Savannah.

This event, which is free and open to the public, will offer opportunities for community members to increase the peace, counter violence, become conflict-resilient and encourage unity.

The Savannah Day of Peace will feature a Peace Parade led by Savannah Mayor Van Johnson and Savannah City Council members, Courageous Conversation Circles designed to encourage deeper dialogue to promote peacebuilding, a wellness area for mental health and a Youth Artists Corner. The 2022 Peacebuilder Award Honoree will also be announced, and the City of Savannah’s new Peace Proclamation will be on display.

The Mediation Center plans to maintain the momentum and to create a larger movement by organizing monthly peacebuilding events at different locations across Chatham County. These events will feature neighborhood-based activities designed to engage local community members, youth, faith leaders, law enforcement, business and professional associations in peacebuilding efforts. 

According to the Savannah Police Department, Savannah had 1,134 violent crimes in 2021, including 34 homicides and 788 aggravated assaults. Violent crime categories that saw increases in Savannah from 2020 and 2021 include homicide (9%) and residential robbery (41%).

Community mediation provides more than just an alternative to litigation or violence — it offers constructive, intentional processes for resolving differences and conflicts between individuals, groups and organizations. Ultimately, mediation reinforces the social infrastructure undergirding society and builds bridges across identity, sector, class and ideological divides.  


(Savannah Fall Festivals 2022) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk & Festival

Friday, July 1st, 2022

The 17TH Annual Buddy Walk organized by Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will be @ 10AM Sat. Oct 1 2022 in Forsyth Park in Savannah.

Participants will walk a mile around Forsyth Park. Registration: $15. Money raised at the Buddy Walk benfefits Camp Buddy, two summer camps in Effingham and Chatham to help students retain their skills over the summer break. It also benefits new parent packets and educational opportunities for local families and advocates.

Register online here.

(Mom Groups) Junior League of Savannah 2022-2023 Recruitment

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

The Junior League of Savannah is actively seeking new members for their 2022-2023 League year. The deadline to apply for membership is July 31 2022

An in-person recruitment session will be this Saturday July 16 2022 at 10AM at the Three Tree Café in Pooler. Interested members can learn about the League, the community service work being done and the benefits of membership. Additional event details will be posted on the Junior League of Savannah Facebook page. 

All women ages 21 years old and older are invited to join JLS.

The Junior League of Savannah supports several local non-profit organizations through year-round hands-on programming, annual grants and one-day service projects, all funded through various platforms like their signature Thrift Sale.

If you are not able to attend the session Saturday, additional options will be available. Contact for more details and to learn more about the Junior League of Savannah. 

For more information on JLS, visit

About the Junior League of Savannah 

The Mission of the Junior League of Savannah is to maximize community impact through women’s leadership, volunteer action and collaboration.

How to help a Savannah 7-year-old diagnosed with ALD

Saturday, June 11th, 2022
Seven-year-old Hesse Elementary School student @ Hesse Elementary School in Savannah suffering from rare genetic disease featured in the 1992 film “Lorenzo’s Oil” needs the community's help.
Seven-year-old Hesse Elementary School student @ Hesse Elementary School in Savannah suffering from rare genetic disease featured in the 1992 film “Lorenzo’s Oil” needs the community’s help.


The grandmother of a Hesse Elementary School student suffering from a rare genetic disease is asking for the community’s help.

Leigh Griner’s 7-year-old grandson, Grayson Cronin, was recently diagnosed with Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). A rare genetic disease primarily affecting boys, ALD, if left untreated, deteriorates the brain rapidly and ultimately leads to a vegetative state. The subject of the 1992 film “Lorenzo’s Oil,” ALD typically
claims a diagnosed boy’s life within 10 years of diagnosis.

Grayson’s brain MRI revealed that he has cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy, the most severe form
of ALD. If Grayson doesn’t receive the necessary treatment soon, he could lose his vision, hearing, and eventually all motor function over the next six months to several years.

There is a potentially life-saving bone marrow transplant via the University of Minnesota. While that process is expected to be approved and covered by insurance, there will be many uncovered costs, such
as experimental drugs and nutritional supplements, in addition to travel and lodging during his
treatment and recovery periods. Other options within and outside of the U.S. include gene therapy and supplemental medications, such as Lorenzo’s Oil, that can help slow down the progression of the disease in the meantime.

You can help by donating to a GoFundMe, “Help Grayson’s Fight Against ALD” here.

Donations in any amount are welcome.

“I also ask for prayer and encouragement for my son, Jonathan, who is a single father to Grayson and Nathan,” said Grayson’s grandmother Leigh Griner. “We are thankful that Jonathan can work remotely, but life has been emotionally overwhelming, and his work has suffered. So, I want to do anything possible to lighten his load in the upcoming months of treatments and uncertainties.”