Happy Birthday Isaiah!

By: Stephanie Ramos Email
By: Stephanie Ramos Email

One little boy celebrated his birthday Sunday side by side St. Patrick's Day.

It was a happy day yet bittersweet. One year old Isaiah Cairns has a fatal disease called Tay-Sachs attributed to his Irish heritage. Infants with Tay-Sachs appear to develop normally for 6 months then nerve cells begin to deteriorate, with a life expectancy of 2 to 4 years old. Isaiah will become blind, deaf and paralyzed..there is no cure or treatment.

Little Isaiah is smiling though as he celebrates his birthday near a holiday that's a constant reminder for the family of where the disease comes from.

For more information on Isaiah visit the links below.


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