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UFC, Miracle Flights fund travel expenses for Colorado Springs siblings to receive treatment for rare disorder

Posted at 1:19 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 15:20:34-05

COLORADO SPRINGS – The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and the nonprofit group Miracle Flights are helping a brother and sister in Colorado Springs receive treatment for a rare disorder.

Selah and Thane Helus both have Nail Patella Syndrome, which means a child is born with their abnormalities to their kneecaps. In Selah and Thane’s case, their kneecaps are off to the side. Those who have it can experience pain and weakness in their knees.

“Without Miracle Flights, (we) wouldn’t be able to afford to fly us all there,” said Sarah Helus, Selah and Thane’s mother. “For them to get care from somebody who’s dealt with such a rare disorder that they have, it’s a huge blessing.”

It is treatable, however, the doctors who perform the surgery are in California. But with the help of the non-profit group Miracle Flights and UFC donated the money needed to get to get Selah Thane and the rest of their family to California for surgery.