It's February. That means it is time to focus on Rare Diseases. You can read more about what I wrote about the past 2 years by clicking on the links to the right.
This year, I am focusing on different people with Niemann-Pick Disease, one of the 7000+ rare diseases, and the one that took the life of my only son.
This entry focuses on 2 siblings: Zachary and Ashlyn. This family lives about an hour from me. I have been blessed to meet Ashlyn, her sister, her mom and her grandma.
But I want to talk about Zachary first. This cutie was only here for 3 months when he died of liver failure. He was finally diagnosed with NPC when Ashlyn was born a few years later.
Little sister Ashlyn has had a difficult road. She was first diagnosed with NPA and then finally diagnosed with NPC. She has battled seizures and severe medical interventions and complications.