Karel is a little boy of 3 from Spain who was diagnosed with MECP2 Duplication Syndrome in April of 2015.
This past winter, he was hospitalized at the Children's Hospital of Virgen de la Arrixaca of Murcia five times because of respiratory infections. To date he has had three different surgical interventions in order to prevent other problems related to this disease.
Fortunately, Karel can walk, eat, smile, laugh, communicate using some words or show us how he feels everyday by means of non-verbal communication. Some days the progression of this Syndrome turns his life in dark colour and he cannot smile, walk, eat and thus, he begins to have labored breathing.
However, he is a big fighter and stand up again and again to battle his daily enemy, horrible and perennial MECP2 Duplication Syndrome. He is our hero, a self-improvement model which we need to face the challenges of MECP2 Duplication Syndrome on a daily basis.
HOW AND WHAT COULD WE DO TO HELP KAREL AND THE REST OF HIS MECP2 SISTERS AND BROTHERS?
We have the key of this answer: SCIENTIFIC SEARCH.
But WHICH ONE?
The best: THE POTENTIAL OF ANTISENSE OLIGONUCLEOTIDE THERAPY for MECP2 Duplication Syndrome by DR. HUDA ZOGHBI, Baylor College of Medicine (THE 401 PROJECT).
We need you!!!
Walk with Karel to get a CURE for him and MECP2 brothers and sisters.
How is Karel and his life? We want to show you in a few pictures: