Fairfield girl helps raise money for rare disease
No one enjoys being sick, but imagine vomiting for hours, every five to ten minutes. It's a reality for those who suffer from what's called Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, also known as CVS. On Saturday, a Fairfield girl with CVS helped others take a step towards curing the syndrome.
Kristin Koch, 12, was diagnosed with CVS when she was 4-years-old. She says sometimes she vomits every five to ten minutes, at times vomiting blood. The episodes often last as long as 24 hours.
Dozens of people are taking steps towards curing Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. Kristin and her family organized a walk to raise money and awareness.
Despite the cold weather, Saturday's walk was a success. Kristin and her mom Laura estimate they've raised well over $4,500.
Laura Koch says that there are no exact figures as to how many people suffer from CVS because it often isn't properly diagnosed.