Since September 20th-26th is mitochondrial disease awareness week, Owensboro Living would like to share an announcement from a recently received Facebook message.
A benefit car wash will be held on Saturday, September 26th for Trayce Harmon, son of Bill Harmon and Wendy Johnston.
Since his premature birth, Trayce struggled to meet developmental milestones. At age 4, he began to experience migraines, seizure symptoms, and occasional blindness that lasted hours. Trayce is now 11 and has finally been diagnosed with mitochondrial disease.
Since diagnosis, Trayce has been referred to a doctor in Cleveland, Ohio to receive treatments. As of now, there is no known cure for mitochondrial disease.
Bill Harmon said, “I hope they can tell us which mitochondrial disease Trayce has, so we can look into further treatment and make sure that Trayce is comfortable. Overall, we’re hoping a cure will become available.”
The benefit car wash will take place from 10am to 3pm at Advance Auto Parts, 2710 W Parrish Ave. The proceeds will go toward travel expenses for treatment.
To follow Trayce’s story, you can follow his Facebook support page: http://facebook.com/strengthfortrayce.
You may also donate to Trayce’s cause through the following GoFundMe page: http://www.gofundme.com/strength4trayce.