Tattoo shop helps dying boy

A tattoo shop in Hopatcong, United States, has announced that it will donate 30% of its profits from February 10th-12th to a 3-year-old boy suffering from a terminal disease.

The boy, Dylan Flinchum, is unable to walk or talk since the symptoms began in March 2011. Dylan was finally diagnosed with the late-infantile metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD), which causes the degeneration of white matter in the brain, in August 2011.

When news of the boy’s illness came to the attention of a co-owner of local tattoo shop Pure Ink, they decided to reach out to the boy and his family.

One of reasons why co-owner Graig Berkowitz wanted to help Dylan was because he went to the same high school as his parents.

Dylan’s parents, Michael and Melissa, even though they were not in the same year group as Berkowitz, both graduated from Hopatcong High School.

Berkowitz and Melissa knew of each other in high school, but weren’t close friends.

However, when Jim Kenny, Michael’s longtime friend, told an artist at Pure Ink about Dylan, Berkowitz reached out to the Flincham’s via email and began setting up the fundraiser entitled Dylan Flinchum “Rock On!” Foundation.

For any questions about this non profit foundation, you can email dylanrockon@yahoo.com or via the Dylan Flinchum “Rock On!” Facebook page.

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