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Six-year-old boy's book raises $750,000 for friend with rare disease



A little boy is touching hearts all the over the world. He wanted to call attention to his best friend's rare and potentially deadly disease so he wrote a book that's seeing incredible success.

Jonah Pournazarian, 8, suffers from glycogen storage disease, a disorder that makes his liver able to store sugar but not release it. And when his friend 6-year-old Dylan Siegel found out that Jonah's doctor was almost out of funding for research about the illness, he decided to take action.

Dylan wrote the book, "Chocolate Bar," and it may very well save the lab where his friend's disease is being studied.

Dylan has raised more than $750,000 by selling the $20 book in all 50 states and 42 counties. All the proceeds go Jonah's doctor for lab funding.

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You've got IT! February 28 2014 at 10:24 PM

Compassion at its finest. Friendship is so Chocolate Bar!

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Veronica February 28 2014 at 11:45 AM

How beautiful when a single human being begins to change the world. I can't wait to see what he does as an adult.

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Jack Adler February 28 2014 at 12:34 PM

What an inspiration to others! Let's all learn from him.
HELP not HATE.

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okpue February 28 2014 at 12:09 PM

If only the world's adults can follow Dylan's inspiration, the world will be a better place to live in. No wars, all love. Dylan you derserve a noble prize! Keep going. Prosper

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Mark okpue February 28 2014 at 2:15 PM

Nobel prize...Great Idea...let's take the one they gave to Obama (who didn't deserve it at all) and give it to this kid (who totally DOES deserve it)!

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JAY February 28 2014 at 12:13 PM

where can you purchase book(s)... let's get this on Facebook !!!!!!! Jay

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mc84414 February 28 2014 at 12:24 PM

OUT OF THE MOUTH OF BABES. WHAT AN EXAMPLE OF A HUMAN BEING. MUST HAVE GREAT CARING PARENTS. HE IS JUST SO CHOCOLATE BAR!!!

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jcro157420 February 28 2014 at 1:16 PM

Babies taking care of Babies. Our government could take a lesson from them.

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tiaralacey1996 February 28 2014 at 1:32 PM

awww that's so sweet for a 6 year old

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ReddSox35 February 28 2014 at 2:27 PM

This brought tears to my eyes. It is super sweet that his friend wanted to help out as much as he could, and I am sure he cant even fathom how much he has really helped! Way to go kido!

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dale February 28 2014 at 2:40 PM

This story has me smiling from ear to ear. These friends are so ....CHOCOLATE BAR! I just bought the book and will send the link to my entire address book. I hope you all do the same :)

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