Darius spent a few months in critical care and underwent many surgeries which delayed his development. He was only a few months old when he was referred to George Jeffrey Children's Centre.
Darius has a unique case. He was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, which has challenges including low muscle tone and other developmental issues. However, Darius also has Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) which constantly causes Darius to live in pain and is a life threatening hereditary condition.
Darius has tumors in his eyes, which have made him legally blind; tumours in his brain threaten to take away his hearing in addition to making it hard for him to gain his balance; and, the tumors in his spine are wrapped around his main artery that brings blood to his brain. These are aggressive tumors which can grow fast and take Darius away ...