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My Story

Welcome to our CaringBridge site. It has been created to keep friends and family updated about Eddie. Eddie has been diagnosed with MPS IV or Morquio Syndrome. 

 



Eddie is an outgoing fun loving 8 year old.  He loves the Packers and Brewers, spending time with friends and family, and playing baseball.  Eddie also has Morquio Syndrome.  Morquio Syndrome is a progressive disorder arresting growth and cousing severe bone disease in young children.  People with Morquio need extensive medical care throughout their lives.  At age 8 Eddie has had 8 surgeries and many medical complications.  These include a spinal decompression and fusion surgery which put Eddie in a halo for 3 months to heal, 8 plates screwed into the inside of his knees, a hernia repaired, moderate loss of hearing, decreased lung capacity, a mild heart murmur, and mostly the pain he goes through daily just walking and using his hands.  Currently Eddie is part of a clinical trail for an Enzyme Replacement Therapy.  We travel to Chicago every Thursday night so Eddie can start his infusion early Friday morning.  Eddie has just begun the extension part of this study.  This should last for another 4-5 years.  We recently found out that Eddie will need double hip reconstructive surgery and 8-plates inserted into his knees.  We will be traveling to Delaware to have Dr. Mackenzie perform the surgery.  Eddie will be in a spica cast for 6-8 weeks.  Then we will return to DE to have his cast removed and he will need intensive land and water therapy to be able to walk again.  

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Jeni Kimminau posted a new journal entry, "RARE DISEASE DAY".

Friday, February 28th is RARE DISEASE DAY.  This day is honored to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on ... Read more

susan napieralski signed Eddie's Guestbook.

Glad everything went well. Our prayers were answered. Will keep you all in our prayers everyday. Read more

Pat Fiene signed Eddie's Guestbook.

Hi, Eddie! Yay!  I'm so glad everything went well for you and your family.   I was looking forward to seeing you this afternoon at Big Bend,  but I'll be at ... Read more

Amy Kratochvil signed Eddie's Guestbook.

Glad to hear all went well! We miss our Kimminau Kids - drive safe and we'll see you soon! Read more

Andy Wegner signed Eddie's Guestbook.

Did you bring me something cool from out east? Glad to hear you are home safe with your family. Hope to see you tomorrow. Read more

Samantha Domask signed Eddie's Guestbook.

You are al amazingly strong people!  We are glad things went as well as they could. Love you all! Jennifer and family...  Read more

Kathy Craig signed Eddie's Guestbook.

Eddie,  You are a very strong fighter.   Hope you make it to the Valentine's Day party.   John Craig  Read more

Meredith Segal signed Eddie's Guestbook.

Glad you guys were able to escape the winter weather here in Delaware and get back to WI, I really enjoyed seeing the picture of Eddie relaxing on a sofa with his bandaged ... Read more

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Angela Hoisington signed Eddie's Guestbook.

You are an amazing family full of strength!!! We have been sending many prayers for less pain and healing to Eddie and strength for his fabulous parents!!  Read more

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