ILLINOIS (WTHI) - Friday is Cute Syndrome Awareness Day; it’s a rare genetic mutation that causes seizures and delayed development.
Only 250 cases of the disorder are known world-wide with one of them in the Wabash Valley.
That's two-and-a-half year old Clayton Gard.
Since the disease is so rare - most fundraising is done by the families of affected kids.
A chili cook off fundraiser is being held next week in Clayton's honor. It will take place Feb. 13 at the Marshall High School gym from 5 to 7 p.m. (CT).
Tickets are $5 at the door.
- Fundraiser scheduled to help Wabash Valley child living with rare disorder
- Family spreads awareness about rare genetic disorder
- Illinois newborns to be screened for rare brain disorder
- Event creeps into Wabash Valley
- National spotlight on Wabash Valley
- Hospice of the Wabash Valley
- Governor visits Wabash Valley Town
- Shutdown worries Wabash Valley farmers
- Earthquakes in the Wabash Valley
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