Giving Tuesday, December 3rd - Support Woonsocket Residents


      Please consider making an end of year tax deductible donation to The Oxalosis & Hyperoxaluria Foundation on December 3rd, 2013! Help support two Woonsocket residents that have the rare disease Primary Hyperoxaluria type 1. Nine year old Kate and five year old Addison have ph1 aka Primary Hyperoxaluria. Their bodies constantly make kidney stones despite drinking liters of fluid each day as well as taking medication . This disease happens due to a defective enzyme in the liver that causes the body to be unable to break down a salt called oxalate. Only 384 people in the entire world have hyperoxaluria and oxalosis diseases. Kate and Addie are stable right now under careful watch of doctors at Children’s Hospital Boston.  Many patients with this disease eventually have to undergo dialysis and a liver kidney transplant.  Any amount donated will help research for a cure. For more information on this disease, you can go to www.ohf.org.  Kate and Addison’s Mom can be contacted on facebook at Cathy Halacy Thibeault. To donate to the cause, please visit http://ohfgivingtuesday.kintera.org. Thank you for your support.

Cathy December 04, 2013 at 09:26 AM
Thanks to all who donated. The OHF raised 5181, meeting their goal of 5K.


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