Posts Tagged "rare disease"

Family finds hope in treatment for rare disease

Posted on Jan 3, 2008 in Chronic Disease

Something just wasn’t right with their baby, but no doctor would believe Avon residents Tom and Melissa Young. Melissa, the mother of 19-month-old Matthew, knew her son wasn’t developing similarly to her daughters, Hannah, first grade, and Sydney, age 4. Yet, little did she know he had a terminal illness. Matthew’s hair, which should have been silky fine, was kinky and steely colored instead. He was pale, not moving easily, and had episodes of apnea. According to his mom, at age 7 months, Matthew was taken to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and observed for...

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