Oregon boy’s fatal diagnosis leads to life-saving treatment for brother

March 13, 2015 1:49 PM

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Oregon boy’s fatal diagnosis leads to life-saving treatment for brother

An Oregon family is fighting for mandatory testing of a rare neurological disorder after their oldest son was diagnosed with the condition and their youngest son was saved from it at birth.

Marshall Wilson, 5, is dying from a condition called Krabbe disease, which is also known as globoid cell leukodystrophy. Patients with Krabbe disease retain cognitive function but lose the ability to walk, talk and swallow, until they become completely immobile. A majority of cases appear within a p...

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