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The friends & family of Mario Klaritis unite to raise funds for his 9th brain surgery

Mario is 22 years old and the past 22 years of his life have been a long journey. He has battled through 8 major surgeries. His last surgery left him in a coma for a year and a half. Proving doctors wrong Mario fought hard and pulled through. Luckily he had no brain damage as he has complete normal brain function. The only damage from the coma was some paralysis in one of his arms & legs.

Mario was born with an irreversible rare bone disorder in his skull known as McCune-Albright syndrome which was detected 8 days after his birth. Mario had to undergo two major surgeries by the time he was 2 years old to remove the scar tissue that developed in place of normal bone tissue, thereby weakening his skull. Unfortunately the mass kept reccuring thus multiple surgeries were necessary.

Sadly Mario happens to fall in the 1% that his bone lesion has turned cancerous and has a stage 2 Chondrosarcoma. Since Chondrosarcoma is highly resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy surgical treatment is the only option for curative treatment.

Mario's battle is not over yet; he needs a 9th surgery. Through 20 years of medications, treatments, surgeries, hospitalizations & rehabilitation's, Mario's family has lost everything to help their son fight his battle. Insurance only goes so far.

Mario is a warrior. He is determined to live. He is strong and ready to fight again but he needs your help. Please give him the opportunity to win.



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