Five year old Dalton has ALD his parnets are basically wathching their little baby die slowly

by Amy Huggins
(Folkston GA )

please God heal this baby,,Dalton is a beautiful 5 year old boy that is his mothers pride a joy. He is incredibly affectionate, his favorite thing to do is snuggle with his Momma. He's Tivey and Deeg Luders son and Donovin Luders little brother. He is his mothers only biological son,she was told before he was conceived that she could not have children and since his birth can not bare anymore children, and is truly his mothers miracle. Dalton was diagnosed with Adrenoleukodystrophy or ALD,a genetically determined neurological disorder that affects 1 in every 17,900 boys worldwide. The presentation of symptoms occurs between the ages of 4 and 10, and affects the brain with demyelination. Demyelination is the stripping away of the fatty coating that keeps nerve pulses confined and maintains the integrity of nerve signals. This process inhibits the nerves ability to conduct properly, thereby causing neurological deficits, including visual disturbances, auditory discrimination, impaired coordination, dementia, and seizures. Demyelination is an inflammatory response and nerve cells throughout the brain are destroyed.


Boys develop normally until the onset of symptoms occurs. Symptoms typically rival those of attention deficit disorder before serious neurological involvement becomes apparent. The symptoms progress rapidly and lead to vegetative state within two years, and death anytime thereafter.
This diagnosis has obviously hit his family extremely hard as it would any family facing this debilitating terminal disease and eventual loss of a beautiful boy. Obviously his mother and father want to spend every moment they have left with their son, to make this possible your charitable donations and prayers are extremely appreciated. We not only started this profile for prayers and donations to help the family but to keep Dalton's memory alive.He is a blessing to all those lucky enough to know him,please don't let this beautiful boy be forgotten http://www.facebook.com/dalton.luder?v=info

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