Pancake Fundraiser Raises Awareness

A pancake fundraiser helped raise awareness about a rare disease.

People packed the Mount Caramel Social Hall on Sunday for pancakes with Stone, the son of YSU’s football coach Eric Wolford.

When Stone was two-and-a-half, the family got genetic confirmation that he had Cardiofaciocutaneous Syndrome (CFC), a rare genetic syndrome.

Understanding  the disease and getting therapy was difficult for the family at first.

Now that they have a better grasp they want to help other families, so they created the No Stone Unturned Foundation.

“There’s only 415 children in the world that are diagnosed with CFC syndrome, but there’s a lot more out there that haven’t gotten an actual diagnoses,” said Melinda Wolford of No Stone Unturned. “So we want to raise awareness. It’s like autism, once you start raising awareness with autism , you saw posters, you saw a lot more therapies being provided, so that’s what we want to do.”

Wolford added the foundation doesn’t limit donations and profits just to CFC. It’s meant to help families of children with development delays.

YSU football players and students from the Special Education Department at YSU also helped out.

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