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‘Better than we could have hoped’: Dad of boy with Charlie Gard condition has big update

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An American baby with the same deteriorating condition that Charlie Gard had is eligible for treatment that could improve his quality of life.

Glenn Beck read an email with an update from Russell Cruzan II, the father of baby Russell “Bubby” Cruzan,” on Thursday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.” Parents Russell Cruzan II and Michelle Budnik-Nap have been fighting to get treatment for their child suffering from mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome.

Unlike 11-month-old Charlie Gard, whose parents were blocked by British courts from finding other medical options, Bubby Cruzan can be taken to specialists for treatment to potentially improve his condition. While there is no known cure for the genetic condition, specialists have taken strides with experimental medicine to improve quality of life for children.

“Boston went better than we could have hoped, Glenn,” Russell Cruzan said in the email, explaining that Bubby had been accepted into the drug treatment trial program at a Boston hospital. He thanked TheBlaze audience for all of their help and support.

“We couldn’t have done anything without your audience,” he wrote.

To see more from Glenn, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” with Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, Stu Burguiere and Jeffy Fisher weekdays 9 a.m.–noon ET on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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