Motto: "Live life full"
High School Team: Regents Austin Basketball
Champion Teammate: Betsy Hudson
Your donation to CC4C supports its mission to heal Joseph.
Five years ago, Joseph was diagnosed with Prader Willi Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. Symptoms of PWS present a wide spectrum of challenges and are thought to be caused by a dysfunction of the hypothalamus. One of the stages is marked by the children having an insatiable appetite, since they lack the normal cues to “feel full”. Other issues include failure to thrive during infancy, cognitive challenges, motor delays, growth hormone deficiency/short stature, sleep disturbances, high pain threshold, infertility, morbid obesity, and increased risk of mental illness.
We were told by a doctor after his diagnosis that he would not have much of a life and there was nothing they could do. He has worked so hard to move past his challenges and we are so proud of him. Joseph has to follow a strict diet to make sure he stays healthy and safe. Our hope and dreams for Joseph is for him to be able to live an independent life and to “Live Life Full.”
|Wilfredo Rivera||11/29/2016||$25.00||Go Team Joseph!|
|Corey & Jill Stogner||9/22/2016||$350.00|