Now this is a great friendship story. Everyone needs a best friend like little Dylan.
“Chocolate Bar” means awesome to Dylan Siegel, the 6-year-old who wrote CHOCOLATE BAR, the book, to raise money towards a cure for his best friend Jonah’s rare liver condition, GSD Type 1b.
Beginning at a school event last November, Dylan sold all 200 copies of his book plus 100 custom wrapped chocolate bars (donated by Whole Foods Market), making over $5,000 in just hours. Then, Dylan and best friend Jonah held a book reading and signing at a Barnes & Noble bookstore, attracting attention from local media and landing them appearances on CBS’ The Doctors, Headline News’ Raising America, Fox News’ Fox & Friends, The Jeff Probst Show, The Today Show in Australia and most recently, an interview with Chelsea Clinton for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. The boys have also appeared in print on numerous websites, in newspapers and magazines. To date, over 20,000 copies of Dylan’s book have sold worldwide, raising $800,000 toward his $1 million goal!
All money raised goes directly to Jonah’s research fund at the University of Florida where his doctor, GSD expert Dr. David Weinstein, is actively seeking a cure that will have applications for other liver-related diseases as well.