Have you heard of Mosaic Trisomy 9 syndrome and Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum? If you haven’t, You’re not alone.
In a world where cancer, HIV, and other prevalent medical conditions are discussed almost every day because of the large number of people who suffer from them, it is no surprise that rare diseases that affect less than 5% of the population are usually not known.
Mosaic Trisomy 9 syndrome and Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum are medical conditions that can happen to anybody. And the funniest part is that parents who have children with this condition usually cannot tell during the pregnancy stage.
This is because pregnancies will remain healthy, and diagnosis will only be made after the child is born. In this article, we will be talking about a real-life family struggling every day to keep their baby Alive, as they battle Mosaic Trisomy 9 syndrome and Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum.
Angel and KC Ahlers have begun to raise money for their three months old child, who was born with two life-threatening conditions that are considered to be rare.
Randy James Ahler, who is currently three months old, has been diagnosed with both Mosaic Trisomy 9 syndrome and Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum. James’s parents and now doing everything humanly possible to raise enough money for all his treatments so that they can keep him alive.
Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum is a disorder that affects the brain and is known to be rare. Children who deal with this condition do not have the part that connects the left and the right cerebral hemispheres of the brain.
This medical condition comes with several disturbing symptoms, the most common of which is constant seizures and problems feeding. A baby suffering from agenesis of the corpus callosum may also have problems holding their heads erect.
According to the doctor in charge of the child’s care, Randy’s Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum was caused by the other medical condition he is dealing with, Mosaic Trisomy 9.
Mosaic Trisomy 9 is also a rare medical condition characterized by having three of the 9th chromosome. Normally each person is supposed to have only a pair of the 9th chromosome.
So, in a situation where a person has 3, it means there is an extra one, and that is a huge problem. Mosaic Trisomy 9 leads to growth deficiency in the proper development of the heart as well as deformities of the skull. Mosaic Trisomy 9 usually causes the development of intellectual disabilities as an outcome or effect in a patient.
The Ahlers family are currently seeking all the help they can get in raising money for their son’s treatment their three-month-old son is believed to love Comics and superheroes, so the family members try to dress as this characters and hold a big orange bucket which they hope to fill every day with donations from kind-hearted people.
Along with the bucket that reads “It takes a village” and “R.J. fundraisers,” the parents go around with the child’s picture so that their purpose will be apparent to people who see them and people who will also see photos of them and decide to help.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, the parents wait at the intersection of Laskey, Douglas, and Tremainsville, Toledo, with hopes of getting financial assistance to fill the bucket.
The weirdest thing about Randy’s condition is that his parents had no idea he would suffer any of these while the mother was pregnant with him.
According to the parents, the pregnancy was completely healthy, and the mother suffered no form of complication. The diagnosis came as a complete shock as the parents never thought their child’s condition would be that bad.
However, the parents have made it clear that regardless of the diagnosis, their child remains perfect in their eyes, and they will do everything humanly possible to make sure that he survives, even if it means dressing up as batman every day of the week.
Taking care of a child with such conditions can be very challenging, but parenthood is a full-time job that requires dedication and the willingness to take risks. We at Healthtian wish this family the very best in their endeavors, and we hope that they find all the help that they deserve.
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