Ryan Stanford is almost one and a half and lives in Lancaster, but he's probably not like any other little boy you've ever met. Ryan suffers from Alpers' Disease (also called Alpers' Syndrome), a serious genetic condition that has already had a huge impact on his development and will rob him of much of the happiness and fun that life has to offer. Alpers' Disease affects a tiny fraction of the population, and there is no cure.
On the Ryan Stanford Appeal website, they want to introduce you to Ryan and his family, to show you why Alpers' Disease is such a dreadful and oft-overlooked illness, and to help you see that it doesn't take much for you to make a difference. Please, take a little time to look around and find out more. Ryan wasn't given a choice about having this awful disease, but you can choose to help children and young adults like him.
Please go to the webpage for full information about this little boy and this terrible disease, as well as to be updated on his progress and the progress of this appeal.