MedStar Provides Unforgettable Halloween Experience for 8 Year Old 'Zala`

MedStar crews escorted 8 y/o Zala and her family for an unforgettable trick or treat experience in Fort Worth's Park Hill neighborhood.  Met by applause from residents, this very special family were welcomed with banners, signs, sidewalk chalk messages and the full 'VIP' treatment! 

 

Zala suffers from Batten’s Disease.  It is a Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses disease that is degenerative, resulting in mental impairment, worsening seizures, and progressive loss of sight and motor skills.  Eventually, children with Batten disease/NCL become blind, bedridden and unable to communicate, and, presently, it is always fatal. 

 

For more information on Batten's Disease, go to the Batten Disease Support & Research Association.

 

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Click here for a Great Commentary by WBAP on the event