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Barrington boy’s plight gets media attention

You may remember the Barrington Bulletin report on borough youngster Casey Umba and his family’s effort to get enough votes to win a free wheelchair accessible vehicle (“Barrington mom seeks help for son with extremely rare genetic disorder,” May 3).
The Courier-Post this week offered a follow-up to that story:

Casey Umba is an 8-year-old boy who lives in Barrington. Like most children, he is a happy young man, always smiling, and comes from a loving family.

But that’s where the similarities end.

Casey was born with a rare disorder known as Chromosome 8p Syndrome. There are only about 15 known cases of the disorder around the world, and it has no cure.

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This entry was posted on May 31, 2012 by in Events and tagged , , .
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