Help Leo Mullen Fight His Disease
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5 Years running
Leo was born with a rare disease called Toxoplasmosis. It is a parasite that derives from cats. While I was pregnant with Leo, the parasite traveled to his developing brain, and ate most of his brain. Due to this invasion, Leo was born 6 weeks ...

Leo was born with a rare disease called Toxoplasmosis. It is a parasite that derives from cats. While I was pregnant with Leo, the parasite traveled to his developing brain, and ate most of his brain. Leo has the outline of the brain and the brain stem, the rest of the brain that is supposed to be brain matter is "water on the brain."  Due to this invasion, Leo was born 6 weeks early. He was born with hydrocephalus (water on the brain), blindness, epilepsy, severe brain damage and brain atrophy.  Due to these impairments Leo will NEVER be able to do anything for himself. He will never walk, talk, or crawl. Leo now has a feeding tube and a trach. Any simple virus can put Leo over the edge and in the hospital on life support, until he is able to breath on his own. Any time Leo gets a simple cold virus, it puts in the hospital on a ventilator. As Leo gets older his heath deteriorates and hospitlizations become more frequent. Since 2013, Leo has been in the hospital just about every month, and it just gets worse and worse.  At first this site was designed to help get Leo a wheel chair accessable van. However, due to Leo's failing health, he is now completely bed ridden. So now this site is designed to help raise money for traveling expenses since trips to the hospital are more and more frequent. Every time we turn around he is being sent out to the hospital that treats his disease which is 3 hours away one way. We used to go down there with him every time, but we can not afford it financially anymore, so we are forced to send him down there alone. This is heart breaking. We ask for your help in supporting Leo so that he doesn't have to face this alone. Dealing with this over the past six years has completely tapped us out and we are struggling. Any amount donated is greatly appreciated and will be used strictly used for traveling expenses. We thank you all so much for your prayers and support. God Bless you all!!

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