A Bossier City girl needs your help to hold on to life. Six-year-old Anna Grace Watson has a neurological disorder called Multiple Sulfatase Deficiency.
It's very rare, and it causes issues with motor skills, sight and brain function.
Anna Grace was diagnosed in 2007 with the fatal disease. The life expectancy of a child with MSD is 11-years-old.
Her parents Leigh Ann and Brad say while times have been trying, the diagnosis has somewhat been a blessing as well.
"You know it is a very grave diagnosis," says Leigh Ann. "It tells us it's going to take her life, but God's the giver of life, and he wants to use her for his glory."
Sadly, since there's no cure for the disease, Brad and Leigh Ann say they just learn to take it one day at a time.
Even though Anna Grace is 6-years-old, she operates with the brain function of a two-year-old. Her parents say the teachers at Stockwell Elementary, do a wonderful job in accomodating and helping Anna Grace in any way possible.
Brad says when it comes to making doctors trips and getting treatment, they sometimes don't know what to expect.
To offset overwhelming and unexpected expenditures, friends in the community are holding the 2013 Compassion Dash to benefit Anna Grace.
It's a 5k run that will be held at First Baptist Church of Haughton on April 13 at 8:30 a.m. There is also an early fun run on that same day at 8:00 a.m.
Follow this link to sign up.