Katy Perry is backing a fundraiser for a young boy with a degenerative disease. Perry says her heart was “touched” by the plight of six-year-old Carter, who is suffering from progressive brain disorder Sanfilippo Syndrome, which is often referred to as Childhood Alzheimer’s and will see him eventually lose the ability to walk, talk or swallow, as well as have seizures and suffer dementia, and urged her fans to donate to a fundraising campaign for a clinical trial.
She posted on Twitter: “ My [heart] was touched by Carter’s story. If you’re able pls help w/ his chance to defeat Childhood Alzheimer’s. He’s SO close to funding his clinical trial & I would love to see my KatyCats kick it over the goal & make that difference! I’m donating now too! https://www.gofundme.com/savingcarter.”
A donation for $1,000 is listed on the page in Katy’s birth name, Kathryn Hudson.
The youngster’s parents, Jen and Samir, are aiming to raise $1 million in a month in order to fund the trial and, at press time, they have received donations totaling over $988,000.