“She lacks collagen in her skin; she basically has no glue, no strength in her connective tissues,” explains Teves. “And connective tissues are a crucial component of every system in our body; from your lungs, heart, ligaments – everything is held together with collagen and she doesn’t have that.”
Teves says the doctors and specialist she’s seen in Canada seem to be stumped by Hudson and her condition.
“In the past year we’ve been in three hospitals, and everybody is kind of coming back that Hudson is this anomaly and they don’t understand the complexities of things happening in her body,” Teves goes on to say. “So we need to take her out-of-county to a specialist, and because Canada Health won’t cover it, we have to pay out-of-pocket.”
Teves hopes by going to the States, she and her daughter will acquire some answers, find solutions, and help Hudson get back her quality of life.
“We’ve just noticed a big change since all of this we’ve gone through in the past year,” says Teves of Hudson’s once up-beat personality. “It’s made things a little bit difficult trying to figure out what to do next when there are not a lot of answers available to her.”
Teves adds, “She’s just trying to keep really strong and upbeat – especially for the sake of her [younger] brothers.”
Teves still describes Hudson as “bright, natural girl” who often has people gravitating towards her – “especially animals.”
The Walk for Hudson will take place at the Pomeroy Sport Centre’s Northern Vac Track on March 15, 2015 – commencing at 10:00 a.m.
“It’s a chance for people to come down, maybe see Hudson and talk to us,” Teves concludes. “We’re looking forward to it.”
The suggested pledge is $5.00 a km or $25.00 for the entire walk.
‘Hero of Hope’ t-shirts will be also be made available for purchase the day of the walk.
Visit the Hope for Hudson Facebook page for all the latest details.
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