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This is the Ryan Lee Peters Fund. The funds will be used for Ryan's medical costs and related expenses not covered by insurance.

Ryan Lee Peters was born on February 23, 2011. Twenty-four hours after Ryan was born, he was taken swiftly to the NICU for low glucose levels. Since his birth, he has been to three different hospitals. At this current time, he is at The Children's Hospital of Phildelphia (CHOP).

Ryan has finally been diagnosed with Congenital Hyperinsulinism (HI). It is an extremely rare disorder that occurs in infants and children. It effects only 1 out of every 50,000 births. The easiest way to explain hyperinsulinism is that the pancreas continuously produces insulin and doesn't know when to turn off. This causes dangerously low blood sugar levels. The process of diagnosis and treatment are complicated, so for a better explanation, please visit CHOP's website:

http://www.chop.edu/video/congenital-hyperinsulinism/home.html

As if the diagnosis wasn't enough, Ryan had an MRI about a month ago that showed moderate to severe damage in a part of his brain as a result of the extended period of time with dangerously low blood sugar. The pediatric neurologist couldn't be specific on the severity of the damage suffered when Ryan's blood sugar was so low or on the impact it will have on his development. It will be a waiting game to see how Ryan grows and learns.

Ryan will be having surgery on Wednesday, April 15, 2011.

As with every birth, Angie and Lee, Ryan's parents, were not expecting their baby boy to be in the hospital for the first few months of his life. No one has a clear answer of when he will be going home. To this day, Ryan has yet to meet his big sister, Lily.

Along with a lengthly hospital stay comes, of course, many medical expenses. Angie and Lee have gone to be with Ryan at the hospital every single day of his life.

Friends and family of Angie and Lee, please consider helping relieve some medical stress off of this young family as they try to keep strong for their little boy.

Updates wll be given as new information is released.

Thank you for your support.
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