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MY NEXT FUNDRAISER IS August 9, 2014!

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Hi my name is Mario Novello and I was born on Sept.17th 2008. I was diagnosed when I was 5 months old with a very rare chromosomal 4 deletion which causes me significant developmental delays, low muscle tone, a leaking vessel in my heart along with a hole in my heart which needs to be repaired when I am 4 yrs. old. I have a short stature; distinctive facial features, relative macrocephaly (an abnormally large head), seizures, brain malformations and my most recent diagnosis are renal disease and hypothyroidism. My condition is so rare that there are only a few individuals in the medical literature reported with deletions in the same region of chromosome 4, although the exact breakpoints of the deletion are unique to me. My geneticist told my mom and dad that I need frequent abdominal ultrasounds and blood work to screen for signs of tumors, since early detection can improve my survival. I have this done four times a year. I see 7 specialists who are all trying to help me and learn from me so that they may be able to help other children who are diagnosed with my condition. I cannot talk, sit up, crawl or walk. I have my very own customized wheelchair which helps me to sit up nice and tall. I go to school twice a week where I receive physical, speech and occupational therapies and my teachers sing and play with me. (I really like that). My parents also take me to rehab once a week for additional therapies. Love Mario

Love Mario


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