￼My name is Kyoko. In April of this year my baby brother August Joseph, "AJ," was diagnosed with Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (LCPD) also know just as Perthes disease. LCPD is a rare, degenerative hip disorder. LCPD occurs in children as a disruption of blood flow to the head of the femur, which causes the bone to die and stop growing.
AJ is ten years old and recently earned a black belt in Muay Thai. Now he will be wheelchair bound for several years because limited use of the affected bone and joint is part of his treatment. In addition to a wheelchair, AJ will need regular Doctor's observations and examinations, and medical imaging for several years. He may even possibly need surgery. Knowing that my sweet heart, happy-go-lucky brother won't be able to run and play is breaking my heart.
￼ This campaign is to raise money for AJ's medical expenses. As this campaign progresses I will provide donors with updates on his treatment as well as additional details accounting for where and how donations are being utilized for AJ's medical expenses.
To any potential donors, I will be forever grateful to you for your contributions and donations, and am thankful to anyone who has taken any interest in this campaign. Please share my campaign with your friends and family on your preferred social networks, as any and all help is welcome and sincerely appreciated.