At his one-year-checkup, Jonah's doctor observed that his head circumference was “off the charts,” and suggested an MRI. Jonah was diagnosed with Sanfilippo Syndrome, Type C. He lacks a crucial enzyme to break down a toxic material that is now accumulating in his body. In time, this buildup will result in any number of injuries to his body: mental retardation, bone deformation, organ and tissue damage, followed by death. There is currently no cure for Sanfilippo Syndrome.
Right now, Jonah is in good health. He still has a chance to fight this fate, if we can promote awareness and research of his disease and raise money to help find a cure. Please, help us to help Jonah. He deserves a chance at life.