Condition: Balanced Robertsonian Translators - which occurs on the 14th chromosome and occurs in 1 in 1,000 births.
City, State: OR
Club: Highland Elementary School
Date Adopted: 10/13/2008
(1/14/09) Jace was born on May 4, 2007 and weighed a normal baby weight of 7 lbs, 16 ounces. He began gaining weight but has stayed at about 15 pounds since he was 6 months old and he is 20 months old now. He had a staph infection at 3 months old and his health went downhill from there. Because of his "failure to thrive" he has developmental delays and didn't start walking until he was 19 months old. He has had constant testing and numerous blood tests but there is still no diagnosis for his poor weight gain and developmental delays. Jace has to be on a special diet and take many nutritional supplements that are not covered by their insurance. He is a very happy little boy and loves the family's two dogs that keep him entertained. He has a great attitude and is a typical little boy, except that he looks much younger than he really is. Sparrow cash raised for Jace will help pay for the nutritional supplements that aren't covered by insurance, travel expenses when going to specialists in Portland, speech therapy he will need, and possibly a feeding tube (if he doesn't gain weight as he should).