Boy, age: 3
Diagnosis: Prader Willi Syndrome (confirmed with DNA testing)
Mavrick was formally diagnosed with Prader Willi Syndrome when he was a year old. He was started on growth hormones immediately following the diagnosis and continues to take them. A MRI of the cerebrum and pituitary was done after the diagnosis. The results of the MRI were normal. A bone scan was done when he was 19 months old with results showing a bone age of 6 months old (this is consistent with the syndrome).
Mavrick’s gross motor skills are developing. He can sit up, sit on his knees, crawl, pull up to a stand, and take steps to walk short distances. He makes sounds and says a few words. He claps his hands. He will point to things that he wants and reaches for people when he wants to be held. He likes to cuddle and seeks contact with an adult. He reaches for toys and explores them. He joins in playing with balls, cubes, and constructing toys. He attends daily therapy sessions.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.