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Stone, 11 yr. old giant

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Raised by 111 people in 3 months
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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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STONE'S UPDATE

Stone had his pituitary tumor removed May 18th, 2018 at Denver Children's Hospital led by neurosurgeon Dr. Hankinson and ENT Dr. Chan. The surgery was considered a success, and both surgeons feel the entire tumor was removed. Stone's continuing to recover and is currently having additional MRI's, bloodwork and his hormone levels tested. Precautions are being taken for the next 6 weeks and Stone will have some restrictions, but the good news is he can recover at home!! We have watched our dear Stone and his family go through this difficult time, but with the enormous outpouring love, support, cards, get well wishes, prayers and loving kindness it has helped our entire family to stay strong. So from Stoney's entire family to yours we want to sincerely thank you for everything. We also want to say a special thank you to the surgeons and staff from Denver Children's Hospital that took care of our dear Stone like he was truly their own child. We can't begin to show our appreciation or gratitude for what they have done. We shall never forget it.
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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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