Tag: Neurofibromatosis Type 1

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Autumn’s Diagnosis Came Early in Life

April 2016

“Her bones are weak and she has broken several bones in her little body” Shortly after she was born Autumn’s parents were informed that their precious newborn had a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a fairly common genetic disorder characterized by changes in skin coloring (pigmentation) and the growth of tumors along nerves […]

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Frankie Met WWE Superstar Sheamus!

April 2013

“I think he has the best finishing moves out of all of the Superstars!” At the age of two Frankie was diagnosed with leukemia and throughout his young life he has suffered through full body radiation treatments. Frankie has also endured several surgeries for cataracts in both eyes and was also diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type […]

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I Went to Disney World with my Family!

November 2012

Name: Hunter Age: 6 State: WI Hunter is a playful 6-year-old who loves Disney movies and Green Bay Packers football. He also enjoys soccer and playing video games. Hunter’s favorite activities are anything outdoorsy, including fishing and camping, and reading. Not long after Hunter was born, his mother noticed what looked like bruises all over […]

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I Enjoyed my Cruise Wish!

May 2012

Name: Christian Age: 8 State:KY Christian was born with a genetic condition called neurofibromatosis type 1 that causes tumors to grow in the body’s nerve tissues. He was also born with an enlarged kidney, which was surgically corrected when he was only 10 months old. After he turned 2, Christian’s doctors discovered a tumor, called […]

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