Jack was born with a bowed leg, which was initially thought to have been caused by his breached position in utero.
At 7 months of age, following a trip to the GP and a subsequent referral to an Orthopaedic Surgeon, Jack was diagnosed with Tibial Dysplasia - a rare symptom of NF1 occurring in around 1 in 150,000 births.
The initial diagnosis was a shock as there is no family history of NF1.
By the time Jack was four years old, he had already undergone three surgeries on his leg to correct bone bowing, which had reached 85-degrees at the time of his first major surgery.
Now five, Jack has had more MRIs, needles and specialist appointments than any person should have in their lifetime.
Parents, Mel and Lee, had never heard of neurofibromatosis before Jack’s diagnosis and were shocked to learn that 1 in 2,500 births are affected by the condition.
They’ve shared their story because they believe that awareness and vital funds can lead to better treatments and ultimately a cure for Neurofibromatosis.
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