A Prescott Valley teen who has overcome a lot in his life was able to experience his life's dream, and now wants to "pay it forward" and help out a total stranger.
Ryan Stamper, 19, was born with Down syndrome and diagnosed with leukemia when he was 2. He has since recovered and will graduate from Bradshaw Mountain High School in Prescott Valley, Ariz. next year.
His life's dream was to star in a music video. Earlier this year he was flown to San Diego to star in a music video of a family friend's band.
In the video, Stamper plays an astronaut who walks around San Diego collecting dreams and wishes and then sends them off to space.
After graduation, he has two goals--graduation and to financially help out 3-year-old Raylea Morgan , a Texas girl battling a rare, genetic disease.
His team has set up a GoFundMe page, despite not ever meeting the family, to raise $10,000 to help with her medical bills.
The campaign and video were launched in June. As of this writing, $1,175 has been raised. But, with October being Down Syndrome Awareness Month , the team is hoping for an extra push in support.
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