"Defeating Narcolepsy Together"
Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 21, 2011
The Cohen Foundation, Inc. has been instituted to find a cure for Narcolepsy and Cataplexy, educate on the rare condition of Narcolepsy with Cataplexy, provide support groups & treatment for children who have this diagnosis.
Narcolepsy is a disorder that causes periods of extreme daytime sleepiness. The disorder also may cause muscle weakness. As a result of this diagnosis, Cataplexy can be associated with this diagnosis. Cataplexy causes a sudden loss of muscle tone while you're awake. Muscle weakness can affect certain parts of your body or your whole body. For example, if cataplexy affects your hand, you may drop what you're holding. Strong emotions often trigger this weakness. It may last seconds or minutes. All people who have narcolepsy have extreme daytime sleepiness. This often is the most obvious symptom of the disorder. During the day, you may have few or many periods of sleepiness. Each period usually lasts 30 minutes or less. Strong emotions—such as anger, fear, laughter, or excitement—can trigger this sleepiness. Cataplexy may make your head nod or make it hard for you to speak. Muscle weakness also may make your knees weak or cause you to drop things you're holding. Some people lose all muscle control and fall. Strong emotions—such as anger, surprise, fear, or laughter—often trigger cataplexy. It usually lasts a few seconds or minutes. During this time, you're usually awake.
Cohen Moses has been identified as the fourth child in the United States with Narcolepsy with Cataplexy.
Doctors claim Cohen will not be able to play basketball again but with God “All Things Are Possible”. His family and friends are requesting that organizations and people of the community please consider in making a generous contribution to the non-profit organization, The Cohen Foundation, Inc. All donations can be given at any Bank of America location or by visiting our website http://www.thecohenfoundation.com or call us toll free at 1-888-973-7772. All donations should be made payable to The Cohen Foundation, Inc. Contribution receipts are available upon request.