Sabrina said she hasn't even considered the medical costs and the fact that they don't have medical insurance.
"I'm absolutely clueless," she said.
At this point, she said she's just living in the moment and doing the most she can for her son.
Fundraiser for William
On Wednesday, Fontenot hollered thank you at customers as they placed cash in the donation box nestled above the penguin statue on the front counter.
Fontenot said a customer set it up and people have been dropping spare change, bills — some people drop envelopes.
Jim Skelton, a 15-year regular of the Penguin Cafe, sits in the same counter spot "almost" every time.
"Best ocean-view seat in town," he said, as he points to the glimmer of water visible through the kitchen.
He estimates he eats his signature dish — beans, sausage and two over-medium eggs — three times a week when he's in town.
"It's a very emotional time," he said. "Hopefully we can help them get through it."
A young boy approached the donation box after his breakfast, hoisting himself on a counter seat to reach the slot. "We'll be back!" his mother called out behind him.
A fundraiser is planned for the family at Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy., at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 to raise money for medical bills.
If You Go
What: A fundraiser for cancer treatment for William, the son of Penguin Cafe owners Michael and Sabrina McMurray
When: 6 p.m., Aug. 14
Where: Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach
For more information: Visit http://www.ourlil.com/william