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Stone, 11 yr. old giant

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Raised by 107 people in 29 days
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Stone and his family recently found out that he has a rare condition, known as Gigantism, making him grow at an excessive rate.  At 11 years old he stands 5'9.6", while just four weeks ago he was 5'8", with a shoe size of 13.  He goes by "Stoney", or as his friends at school call him "Gentle Giant".  Like any young boy he enjoys camping, time at recess, playing video games, going on family vacations, and swimming with his cousins, yet he struggles with joint pain, headaches, and bumps and bruises after an occasional blackout.  According to HealthResearchFunding.org, there have only been 100 reported cases such as Stoney's.  Currently, Stone has an adenoma, a benign tumor on his pituitary gland located at the base of his brain; resulting in an overproduction of growth hormone.  Left untreated, his body will continue to grow at an alarming rate.  His parents are actively seeking an experienced specialist who can effectively remove the tumor and thereafter, monitor his progress, as he is expected to need routine blood work and follow-up visits for the rest of his life.  Though most of us will never experience this, our sister and brother-in-law have been suddenly thrust into a life of confusion, fear, guilt, and perseverance.  All proceeds will enable Stoney to receive the surgery he so desperately needs and will help to ease his parent's worry, so they can concentrate on their dear son.  Your generosity is so deeply appreciated.
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For those who were not able to watch Stone's Story last night on channel 11 here is the link for those interested.

Here is the link 11-year-old 'gentle giant' battles rare tumor causing gigantism
http://www.kktv.com/content/news/11-year-old-gentle-giant-battles-rare-tumor-causing-gigantism-482283821.html

Thanks for sharing his story ❤
Photo courtesy of KKTV channel 11 news
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Stone's story will air on KKTV channel 11 news tonight at 10 PM. Thanks again for all the love and support. ❤
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See Stone's Story on KKTV Tonight!

Kyla Galer with KKTV news interviewed Stone last week and his story will be on channel 11 tonight.

We will send another update when we have more information.
See Stone's interview tonight on KKTV channel 11
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UPDATE:
As you can imagine deciding on where to have your child seen for brain surgery is scary in itself, but deciding on who is going to perform the surgery has been exhausting. With careful deliberation and after many heartfelt prayers. Stone and his parent's have decided on our very own award winning Denver Children's Hospital.
Stone along with his parents have met with the neurosurgeon who will be removing the tumor. They each felt Dr. Hankinson truly had Stoney's best interest at heart and would treat him as if he was his own child. There's no better feeling or comfort for a parent than this. Therefore, Stone's family are relieved to announce that a surgery date has been set and will take place next month.
Stone and his entire family would like to thank all of you for your love, support and generosity. He is one step closer to feeling better and for this we are thrilled.

Picture taken from www.childrenscolorado.org
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