A single, working mother referred by a former For Kids Foundation Board member, contacted us, desperate to get help diagnosing her child. You see, her child had been ill for months and his medical team had suggested genetic testing to confirm the suspected diagnosis of Mature Onset Diabetes of Youth or MODY. We were able to locate a company that offered us a significant discount. Our Board approved payment for the testing, which helped the child’s physicians guide therapy. Months later, Mom let us know her child was thriving on the prescribed course of treatment, thanks to the definitive diagnosis achieved through genetic testing.