Meet Noah and Liane. These siblings are fighting Late Infantile Batten disease, a rare genetic disorder that has ruthlessly robbed them of their speech, balance, and mobility. Noah and Laine both began their lives as happy, energetic children, until they both suffered a seizure at the age of three and were diagnosed with this debilitating disease.
Their mother shared with us “Noah now has a feeding tube. He can neither walk, control his body, nor talk. Laine communicates and eats only with extensive assistance. She was so frustrated in the summer of 2011 when she lost her ability to walk, mostly because she could no longer keep up with her twin sister Emily. Meanwhile Emily continues to astonish us by doing new things every day, reminding us how far from “normal” her siblings have come. Noah and Laine will be forever simple and sweet. They will never see the complications of life. They will never have their hearts broken. They will never see their own kids get sick. They lose more of themselves with every passing month. Yet even as they slowly slip away, we are intensifying our efforts to battle LINCL-Batten disease. ”
Please wrap Noah and Laine and their beautiful parents in your thoughts. Pour your love onto Emily, who continues to be brave as she watches her siblings fight this unforgiving battle.
Noah and Laine, your sweet and tender smiles inspire us to find a cure.
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