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Looking for young people with Graves DiseaseAutoimmune Diseases | Last Active: Sep 26, 2022 | Replies (12)
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Hi @supercooper, welcome.
First, you may have noticed that I moved your post to this existing discussion:
– Looking for young people with Graves Disease: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/people-with-graves-disease-1/
I did this so you can read the previous posts and connect with other members like @melrosejagger @mcmurf2 @brittntip @evalvarez and @sassylynn.
You might appreciate this story:
– Yes, Young Boys can Develop Graves Disease https://www.chop.edu/news/yes-young-boys-can-develop-graves-disease
Money should not be the reason that your dear boy doesn't get treatment. According to the Community Guidelines, fundraising links are not permitted. However, I encourage to you look into financial assistance programs at hospitals near you. For example, Mayo Clinic offers – Charitable Care and Financial Assistance https://www.mayoclinic.org/patient-visitor-guide/billing-insurance/financial-assistance
And Mayo also has an excellent Children's Center https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/childrens-center that may be an option for you and your son.
These pictures were taken day after diagnosis