Corban Durant is perfect in his mothers eyes. A 4 year old boy who loves his Ninja Turtles, motorcycles and cars. That being said his mom Natasha says he’s a medical mystery.
Corban has a heart defect, his lungs and liver are both sick, he can’t blink or move his eyes and the part of Corban’s brain that controls muscle movement and speech is shrinking. Doctors in Portland are stumped and tell Natasha they can’t diagnose Corban and he needs tests are are only available outside Oregon.
Natasha says they have an appointment at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota but there is a problem with Corban’s insurance. The Mayo Clinic does not accept his Oregon Health Plan insurance. On top of that, they require a down payment of nearly $10,000 however the total cost could be as much as $40,000.
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“Now I can’t blame the doctors for that,” Natasha says. “I still want to go see those top specialists, so I am still trying to raise money to get my son to go to the Mayo Clinic because I want him to see those doctors.”
The family has been collecting bottles and cans to recycle and have also held fundraisers like a car wash. Now they have also started a Go Fund Me page where anyone can donate to help Corban get a diagnosis.
You can also follow Corban’s story on Facebook.