A little over three weeks ago, 1/26/18 to be exact, Seth came home from NC State to work on Physics, a subject that he was having trouble with, and over the weekend he made amazing progress in Physics. Unfortunately, while he was home, he struggled with a cough that really concerned Sarah and I. He swore that he’d had a cold and it would pass, however, I made him promise me, when I took him back to campus on Monday, that if it hadn’t improved by Tuesday, he’d go see a doctor.
He sent me a text that Tuesday letting me know that he had chosen to go to UNC hospital, because his cough had gotten worse and he was afraid he may have pneumonia. He chose UNC because he has Hunter’s Syndrome (AKA MPS 2) a genetic disorder which affects every system in his body, that he was diagnosed with at 3 years old. Thanks to Dr Muenzer, his geneticist at UNC, and a weekly enzyme replacement therapy,he’s, thus far, lived a relatively normal life and had begun to sprout into a young man with a dream of becoming an electrical engineer.
I'm asking for help from my friends, family, and community because, even with insurance covering everything for Seth, without the generosity of my community, I don't have the financial ability to travel, get a cheap hotel, and drop work for the next few weeks without some help from those around me. We could leave as soon as Friday 2/23/18, but because of how long we could be there, this campaign will remain open. My goal is based on a rough estimate of what it wold take to cover the expenses for this very scary time in our life. I'd give my own life to hold his hand through what he's about to experience and, if the surgery is successful, the time I'll have working with the doctors on how to help him re-enter life would be priceless. If the surgery is not a success, words cannot express what being with him for those last few seconds would be worth to this daddy.
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