Boy, 6, Writes Book to Raise $ for Friend With Liver Disease

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    Boy, 6, Writes 'Chocolate Bar' Book To Raise $30,000 For Friend With Rare Liver Disease

    "Dylan Siegel goes beyond what many first graders might do for a pal."

    "Siegel, a 6-year-old from Los Angeles, wrote a book called "Chocolate Bar" to raise money for research into what ails his best friend, Jonah Pournazarian. Jonah, 7, suffers from a one-in-a-million liver disease called glycogen storage disease type 1B."

    "There is no cure."

    "Sales of the book and chocolate bars donated by Whole Foods for the cause have exceeded $30,000, Dylan's mom, Debra Siegel, told The Huffington Post on Tuesday. The donations, which will go to a research program at the University of Florida School of Medicine in Gainsville according to ABC, have the potential to grow rapidly in the wake of the boys' appearance on CBS's "The Doctors" last week."

    "Chocolate bar" is Dylan-speak for "awesome," which pretty much describes the campaign so far."
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