Meet Patrick. Patrick was diagnosed with NF at 5 months old. When he was 11 he had a tumor removed that was pushing on carotid artery. This surgery and subsequent treatment left him completely deaf in his right ear.
In 2014, Patrick had a large plexiform tumor removed from his leg, which left him with paralysis from his knee to his foot. Because of this, Patrick needs to wear a leg brace to walk safely. Unfortunately, because Parick is on his feet all day as an employee of the National Park Services, these braces break often and are not cheap to replace. B Kind provided Patrick with new braces.