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    Tue, 29 May 2012 13:23:46

    Help Raise Awareness and Find a "Cure for Kody" - Cure For Kody

    I just wanted to post something that truly touched my heart and I'd like to help raise awareness for.

    There's a 14-year-old boy named Kody at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles who's suffering horribly. He was born with a congenital heart condition (pulmonary stenosis), and he endured two heart surgeries by the age of eight-years-old. A side effect from one of the procedures caused portal vein thrombosis (blockage in the portal vein into his liver) with portal venous transformation with secondary portal hypertension, which has caused hepatosplenomegaly and enlarged varices throughout his body including history of esophageal varices.

    He went into the Loma Linda Children's Hospital on January, citing hypertension, bilateral pleural effusions, and edema. After countless procedures and months in the hospital, it was found the fluid was not coming from or not only coming from the lymphatic duct. It began pooling in other areas throughout his body, and he's leaking protean causing severe edema. He's still suffering and no one has been able to cure him of these absolutely heartbreaking and horrible ailments.

    His strength and faith have proved truly inspirational, and I wanted to help spread the word of his courage. His family is trying to raise $10,000 for his medical expenses and to work towards a "Cure For Kody" on this web site here. Watch the video below and please donate if you can…



    Rick Florino
    05.29.12


    Once again donate here.



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