This past week I had the pleasure and joy of becoming acquainted with a terrific little angel named Aiden.
Aiden or as his parents call him ‘Toot’ suffers from a rare disease called Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS). To be honest I had never heard of aHUS until I met Aiden and his mother and had to do some internet research myself. This disease is so rare that only about 300 cases.
At this time there is no cure for aHUS which results in kidney and blood cell damage. Because the disease is most commonly transmitted as the result of both parents carrying a gene contributing to aHUS parents and family are not good possibilities for kidney transplants when needed.
So how can you be an angel for Aiden?
Prayers – I’m asking, challenging others to pray for Aiden, his family, the medical staff caring for him, and for research into this rare disease. I would love for as many as possible to leave a comment here if just ‘I’ll Pray’.
Financial Assistance – Sterling Grace Jewelry has designed a sterling silver piece “Aiden’s Cross”. All proceeds from the sale of these crosses go towards aHUS research. You can get your Aiden’s Cross online HERE.
Awareness – Spread the word, share with others, and get the word out about this disease. Another challenge for you – if you are on Twitter please follow @AidensCross and get as many of your friends as possible to also follow. It’s totally free & fun!
“Seeking God's wisdom as we fight Atypical HUS”
- get regular updates of what is going on with the little guy.
Tales of the Toot 'Cuz special needs kids need special mamas!
Aiden’s mommy’s blog “living an abundant life in the face of a devastating illness”
Please help Aiden and others suffering with aHUS in what ever way you can. Be an angel for this little angel!