We ask for your help supporting Calvin and his family. Calvin’s treatments, research and therapies – are expensive. Please help to ensure that Calvin is able to receive the best treatment with the least amount of financial burden possible.”
Hi, my name is Calvin.
I am 4 years old now and and was born with a rare genetic defect called SOX2 Anopthalmia Syndrome.
This Syndrome has conditions which vary in condition and severity; and for me, there are only 40 people in the whole world that have it to the extent of what I have.
Note: The government genetics website (link above) shows this syndrome affects 1 out of 250,000; however, according to our Children’s Hospital Genetics researchers, he is only of 40 cases reported worldwide
I was born with no eyes… so I cannot see you.
I am 100% deaf… so I can not hear my mommy and daddy’s voice.
I have oxygen to help me breathe and I cannot drink by mouth.
I also have seizures… so I have to take special medication to help prevent new ones.
I have two older sisters; Samantha (6) and Madeline (4).They like to say “Hi” to me while I’m in my special crib. They do not understand why I don’t have eyes or why I can’t hear them.
My family is raising money to help me. Doctors, Nurses and Specialists visit me often and I need them and many medical supplies throughout my life. This help is not covered under my daddy’s health care plan and they do the best they can to help me.
My Mom & Dad
“We had a very good pregnancy with no issues or warnings of what was to come about when Calvin was born.”
On April 6, 2012 Calvin Clark Brezgel was born!
We were not aware of any issues until a few hours later.
The Hospital pediatrician and nurses had concerns because Calvin never opened his eyes.
The news came in-
Calvin was born without eyes.
We were completely in shock!
Cal (our “superman”) was taken in an ambulance to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and placed within the NICU for further testing and diagnosis.
Cal stayed for 3 weeks undergoing numerous tests done by doctors, nurses, and other specialists to determine the extent of his condition.
Caring for Calvin
“We created this charity fund to hopefully raise enough money to help care for Calvin.”
The expenses will cost us well over $100K each year and our family doesn’t even make close to that amount of money.
Please consider contributing. Even only a few dollars can make a difference!
♥ We thank all of you for the kind encouragement, prayers, and help you have given and/or are thinking of giving!
If you know others who might be able to help, please share this with them. We really appreciate all of your support and help!
With Much Love,
The Brezgel Family
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