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George at the very least wants to walk without pain and run with his friends. All funds will go toward travel and treatment of his hip.

George is a 9 year old who has been playing sports since he was 3; in October 2010 he was diagnosed with Legg Calve Perthes Disease and was told he would never play football or basketball again. Needless to say, he was devasted, but he wanted a second opinion. So his parents got him one, and this was a bit better; he was given daily pain meds for the arthritis, and sent to physical therapy 3 times per week to help with his range of motion. After more research they found that this still would not be enough to get George back on the field/court.

Mom and dad found a LCP support group on Facebook and from there found Dr. Standard in Baltimore (George is in Denver), who has had much success in getting kids like George up and running again, literally!

George will be flying to Baltimore in February for a consultation then surgery shortly thereafter. This is covered by insurance at the amount of 80%. The out of pocket expenses will include the 20% not covered as well as deductibles, travel, housing, co-pays and Rx fess which the family estimates will be $18,000 minimum. Help George get back out there and do what he loves! Your donations will be used solely for the out of pocket costs associated with George's surgery, post-op and after care. He will be in Batlimore after surgery for 4-6 weeks followed by 1-2 years of rehab.
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