PWS is caused by the absence of a piece of genetic material in the 15th chromosome, and currently there is no cure. PWS affects the hypothalamus region of the brain which is responsible for appetite, growth, temperature regulation, and metabolic rate thus causing a person with PWS to have uncontrollable hunger, low muscle tone, high risk for obesity, short stature and higher than normal body temperatures. Cami experiences all of these and preventative action is taken daily to help Cami deal with these many issues.
After attending the Children's Institute in Pittsburgh, PA, Cami and her parents found a new way of life through healthy eating and exercise. Larry says that, "Cami's stay at the Children's Institute was a game changer for her and our family."
Her new diet and exercise plan helps Cami physically and emotionally, but Cami's new grocery bill is an additional $7,000 a year. This cost is a struggle for Larry and Kim, but they are commited to continuing this healthy eating plan because of the tremendous benefits for Cami.
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