On February 24, 2017, Mason started to experience some health problems and had to be taken to the local hospital for treatment. During the hospital visit and multiple tests, Mason was diagnosed with a rare disease commonly known as; Nephrotic Syndrome.
This disease is rare and is known to affect 16 out of 100,000 children every year. The disease affects the kidney's and is commonly caused by damage to the small blood vessels in the kidneys that filter waste and excess water that is stored in the blood.
Since being diagnosed with this rare disease on February 24, 2017, he has been in the hospital over 10 times in the past year. He has been treated by multiple doctors who have tried to stabilize the amount of water and waste that has been building up in his body with medicine and different home remedy techniques.
On June 27, 2017, Mason was transported to the hospital once again because the waste and water has continued to build up in his body, making it almost impossible for him to walk, eat, or live his young little life. Mason was treated at the local hospital and given medicine and steroids to help remove the waste and water from his body. After almost a week at the hospital, Mason was released back home with minimal follow-up treatment.
On Sunday, July 2, 2017, only three hours after being released from the hospital, Mason was was still holding large amounts of water in his body, he began to throw up, losing consciousness, and turning blue in color. 911 was called and medical personnel responded to treat/transport Mason back to the hosptial for further treatment.
Shortly after Mason was transported to the hospital, Mason's father had to contact his work and take the day off. Mason's father was terminated from his job due to the amount of days that he has taken off recently due to the health problems Mason had been experiencing. Mason's father was the only person working in their family and was the sole provider in the household.
The doctors at the hosital have come to a halt with treatment for Mason due to little to no success with previous treatments that have been offered. The doctors have now recommended that Mason be transported to a specialty hospital in Massachusettes so that Mason can be better treated; however, due to Mason's father losing his job and the lack of financial stability, Mason's family does not have the money to have him tranported to the Massachusettes Hospital.
The family is very thankful that Mason continues to fight for his very deserving life and asks that anyone and everyone please share/donate to this campaign to help Mason get the medical treatement he so deserves.
Thank you all and god bless!
Picture: Beginning Stages, 2/24/2017
Picture: Current condition as of 7/5/2017