DBA has affected our lives in ways we could have never imagined. It has introduced us to the most amazing people – from the dedicated doctors to the wonderful families who are also dealing with DBA. They all exemplify the power of human spirit and are family.
It has been seven years since DBA became part of our vocabulary. Our son’s diagnosis brought confusion, apprehension and despair. The discovery of DBAF is a stroke of serendipity. While even more tears were shed, these are now mingled with knowledge, understanding and, more significantly, hope. It will be through research that our son will be able to secure a brighter future.
As parents it is difficult to watch our son go through so much (IVs, pokes, transfusions, ER visits, steriod side effects, tests, ect.), but the resilience and toughness Elton shows each day is what gets us through.