UF Student Battling Gigantism Wants to Advocate for Others
GAINESVILLE - It's a disease so rare, there are only 100 reports of it in the United States.
It's called gigantism.
The disease has affected UF student Lemar Morris' left leg and is caused by an excess of growth hormones.
His coworkers held a chili fundraiser because he now needs his leg amputated, as the disease begins to affect his ability to walk and maintain his balance.
He says he wants to reach out to people who think they are dealing with this disease alone - "I used to type in my symptoms on the computer when I was young and see if there were other people living with gigantism...and I could never find personal stories, I couldn't find anything."
He hopes to hold similar fundraisers, and asks if you cannot support monetarily, to just send your moral support.
If you would like to find out more about Lemar and his upcoming surgery and how you can help, please visit here.
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