This 8-Year-Old Author Has Made Nearly $1 Million In Book Sales To Fight His Best Friend's Disease

November 4, 2014 11:59 PM

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His book, "Chocolate Bar," has sold more than 21,000 copies, Dylan's father confirmed to The Huffington Post, but the 8-year-old hasn't pocketed a penny of the sales. All of the book's proceeds go directly toward a fund at the University of Florida, where research is being done on glycogen storage disease (GSD) -- an illness Siegel's best friend, Jonah Pournazarian, is living with.

Now with more than $900,000 raised from supporters in over 60 countries, Dylan is nearing his $1 million goal. Jonah and Dylan celebrated the second anniversary of the book at Wise Elementary School in Los Angeles on Sunday, where they read the book to students and sold copies -- as well as chocolat...

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