Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerve endings and can affect bone, skin, vision, hearing and brain development. More than 2 million people worldwide live with the condition, and the disease is more prevalent than cystic fibrosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Huntington's Disease combined. When neurofibromatosis struck close to home for Todd Mozzer, that's when he became dedicated to helping find a cure.
When you were eight years old, what type of worries did you have? When Todd Mozzer was eight, he feared for his life because of a neighborhood predator. For 40 years, he remained silent and felt ashamed and embarrassed. Todd was like a lot of children who grow into adults afraid to talk about their abuse. But now he is committed to speaking out against these horrible crimes against children and he hopes his efforts will help other victims and prevent future abuse.