Fund set up to help with medical expenses for young Nolan Lange

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A ‘GoFundme’ account has been set up for four-month-old Nolan Lange, who has been diagnosed with SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy).

He is the son of Stacey and Sammie (Walton) Lange.

Steve and Tammy Johns have opened the account for their great-nephew.

With the updates from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital that the family will be going to Chicago for treatments soon, they will be needing funds for medical expenses and transportation to and from Chicago during this challenge they are facing.

“We know a lot of people have been asking and wondering about Nolan, so we thought we would make a post and put it out there for everyone,” Sammie noted.

“Last month he was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy which is a life-threatening genetic disease in which he will progressively get weaker and lose muscle strength. We have been working with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and just today received news that we will be going to Chicago to possibly receive treatment. There is no cure for SMA but if we are lucky enough to receive this experimental drug hopefully he can fight this. We ask that you all keep our sweet baby Nolan in your thoughts and prayers.”

“Our family is very thankful for all of our friends and family keeping Stacey, Sammie, Aulden, and Baby Nolan in your daily thoughts and appreciate any support you can give,” added Steve and Tammy.

Stacey is the son of Larry and Janet Lange and Sammie is the daughter of Todd Walton and the late Julie Walton.

Todd, an Oho County Commissioner, reported Monday that baby Nolan is in Chicago and approved for the experimental drug on Wednesday (Nov. 16th).

You can donate by going to Gofundme.com (Cure for Nolan Lange Fund) or go to or call any Friendship State Bank to give also. Call (812) 667-5101 (this is the operator for any Friendship bank). Make checks payable to Stacey and Sammie Lange or Friendship State Bank.