BENEFITING: myTEAM Triumph-Minnesota
EVENT DATE: Jun 03, 2017
Bert may not be a mover and a shaker like other kids his age but his personality lights up any room. This social butterfly will be turning 2 years old in July. After having seizures on day 1 of life, he was transported to the NICU at the University of Minnesota where he resided for 6 weeks. The cause of his 'epileptic encephalopathy' was determined to be a genetic mutation of his SCN2a gene, diagnosed when he was only 3 weeks of age. Bert continues to have developmental delays but thankfully his seizures have been under control for the past year! He loves listening to music, swimming and chatting up the lovely ladies (which has earned him the nickname 'Bert the flirt'). He also loves his grandpa, especially when grandpa shares popcorn & ice cream with him! We are grateful for My Team Triumph giving Bert the opportunity to experience the thrill of the race, something he is not able to accomplish on his own.