ALMA, MI (WNEM) –
A Mid-Michigan boy fighting a rare disease wants your help to make his birthday a happier one.
Oakley Savickas suffers from prune belly syndrome, a group of birth defects that has no cure. If it is not treated it can create serious health risks.
Oakley is celebrating his birthday on Sept. 3 and his big wish is to receive as many birthday cards as he can.
He was diagnosed with the rare disease at birth, which came as a shock to his family. The disorder only affects about 1 in 40,000 births.
“You know a lot of doctors don’t even know the outcome or what to expect. And you feel alone because there’s not that many people that have it,” said Sarah Savickas, Oakley’s mom.
She took to the internet asking for help and donations from several …
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