Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Yard sale aims to raise money for stem cell treatment for infant

A yard sale to benefit Sight for Skyler will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Beautiful Bowtique, 803 Mason Drive, off Barksdale Boulevard near the front entrance to Barksdale Air Force Base, in Bossier City.

Donations to Sight for Skyler also will be accepted at Beautiful Bowtique.

Skyler Goodwin has optic nerve hypoplasia, a rare disorder that has left the infant blind, with light perception, nystagmus, septo optic dysplasia, hypothyroidism and growth hormone deficiency.

Her parents are raising money for a special stem cell treatment available only in China. The treatment uses discarded umbilical cords to reverse the condition.

Source: www.shreveporttimes.com 22 May 2009

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