North Carolina families raising funds for rare disease research to save baby boys

April 6, 2015 7:27 PM

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North Carolina families raising funds for rare disease research to save baby boys

A North Carolina family is rallying to raise funds for medical research in the hopes it may one day lead to a cure for a rare disease that threatens the life of their 1-year-old son, Jude, 19actionnews.com reported.

Jude Peters, of Charlotte, N.C., was diagnosed with Rhizomelic chondrodysplasia punctata (RCDP) inside the womb. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), RCDP affects fewer than 1 in 100,000 people worldwide, and results in skeletal abnormalities, distinctive facial features, intellectu...

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