Berkeley is our joyful and caring 5 year old daughter. Approximately 9 months ago, Berkeley began showing symptoms of a rare, genetic, and progressive neurological disorder called Dystonia 28 (fewer than 100 cases in the world). Berkeley's case is severe and rapid - in less than 12 months from symptom-onset, she will require a feeding tube, wheelchair, a device to speak, and a full-time aide to assist her with all activities of daily living. The ONLY treatment for Dystonia 28 is early deep brain stimulation surgery (DBS). https://www.omim.org/entry/617284
In 8 days, the compassion of this community propelled Berkeley's story into the spotlight and both Regence and UCSF have verbally agreed to ensure Berkeley receives her DBS treatment on July 11, 2019. I will continue to update you and please pray that she stays healthy and strong until the surgery and that the surgery is a success. Your donations will be used to ensure Berkeley is supported as she navigates life with a progressive and disabling condition.
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PO Box 1708, Lake Oswego, OR 97035Media Coverage:https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/family-seeks-help-covering-medical-costs-for-5-year-old-with-little-known-disorder/283-99caaadf-e5b7-4480-abb2-017ba893e869https://www.kptv.com/news/lake-oswego-mother-says--year-old-denied-brain-surgery/article_5321bacc-82a5-11e9-b4c7-43b1b0397839.htmlhttps://fox6now.com/2019/05/30/devastating-mother-says-insurance-company-denied-brain-surgery-for-5-year-olds-genetic-disorder/Organizations:https://dystonia-foundation.org/https://droregon.org/https://rarediseases.org/