Reece Trumpelmann was diagnosed with Gorlin-Goltz syndrome, a rare autosomal dominant disorder, and could really use your help.
After 10 years of seemingly unrelated symptoms such as hydrocephalus, hydrocele issues and an enlarged cranium, Reece Trumpelmann was diagnosed with Gorlin-Goltz syndrome (NBCCS) at the age of 11.
Gorlin-Goltz syndrome is a genetic disorder which affects many parts of the body.
There are no specialists in South Africa who can treat Reece because this cancer is so rare. Reece needs to go to the US to receive treatment that can save his jaw. But this treatment is prohibitively expensive and his family is already heavily under strain with medical bills they can't cope with. They are not only needing assistance to get Reece and his mom to the US, but struggling with current medical bills that keep climbing.
DETAILS OF CONDITION
Gorlin-Goltz Syndrome, in a nutshell, is a very rare form of cancer.
It is a group of defects passed through genetics. This disorder affects the skin, nervous system eyes endocrine glands and bones. Complications are brain tumors called astrocytomas. Keratocysts in the jaw.
Defects in the iris of the eye.
Sclerosis of the spine and calico fixation of the brain.
Reece sadly has most of these complications already.