Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Young Boy

A small young boy of 3 years old was found one day in the bathroom screaming in bitter agony, and soon after was led to a urologist to figure out the problem.  The diagnoses was chronic renal failure.  More specifically Prune Belly Syndrome, a rare disease attacking the kidneys and whole urinary tract.  It is not genetically passed and affects about 1 in 40,000; by an approximate world population of 6.5 billion that would leave roughly 163,000 patients (mostly male) with this diagnoses.  23 years of countless catheters, pills, doctors checkups, overnight hospital stays, and a couple of near transplants have since passed.  Thanks to caring doctors, modern medicine, and above all my personal faith combined with my families I am fighting strong and doing well.  For the past few years I have wanted to think of something I could do for fellow patients struggling through this ailment.  My brother Josh and I figured out a way to combine this goal with our mutual love of swimming and have begun turning the wheels of our journey and look forward to working with everyone to raise money.

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