Two kindergarten students with rare disorder share same class in small community.
WiredPRNews.com – Two young boys with the same rare condition have developed a bond after being placed in the same kindergarten class by chance. As reported by Jeff Jardine of Modbee.com, Derek Coleman, 5, and Henry Johnson, 6, both born with Apert Syndrome, developed a close friendship after meeting in their small town school.
Apert Syndrome is a rare disorder that is most commonly characterized by deformities of the head, feet, and hands. The two boys reportedly noticed their physical similarities on their first day of school and eventually grew inseparable. Both students have had numerous surgeries to correct birth defects caused by their conditions, and will require more.
The two coincidently have something else in common: they both have mothers named Rachael. Henry’s mother is creator of Henry’s March, a fundraising event that helps benefit the Children’s Craniofacial Association, and helps children in need of related medical procedures. This year’s event is set for March 22.