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The family and friends of Caleb are uniting to raise money to be used for his medical costs. Please show your support! Thank you.

Caleb, now 7 months old was born with Hirschsprung's disease. Hirschsprung's disease is a birth defect that affects the large intestine. In a normal intestine, nerve cells called ganglion cells tell muscles in the intestine to push stools throught the intestine and out of the body. A child who has Hirschsprung's disease is missing these nerve cells in a part of the intestine. As a result, stools do not move prperly through the intestine and severe constipation and even bacterial infection can develop. Sometiems the ganglion cells are missing from just a small part of the large intestine near the anus. Other times, the cells may be missing from a large part of the large intestine. Surgery is only proven way to treat Hirschsprung's disease. The surgeon will remove the part of the intestine that is missing ganglion cells and will reattach the healthy intestine to the anus.
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