I wrote a story earlier this month about Brantley Jacobs, a baby who has a rare disease known as Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome. The disease has affected Brantley’s right leg, causing it to be disfigured.
Brantley’s dad David Jacobs sent me an update recently and told me that, in December, Brantley will lose his right leg, from the knee down.
The Jacobses took Brantley to Children’s Hospital Boston earlier this month where doctors assessed Brantley’s condition. David said his son’s case is just too far advanced to save his leg. After the surgery, Brantley will undergo several “debulking” procedures to kill off some of the extra blood vessels and to help get the rest of his leg ready to accept a prosthetic. All of this will have to take place in Boston.
If you would like to help the Jacobses family, there’s a Facebook page set up with more information on how to do that.