Update on Family's Battle with Hunter Syndrome

Playing Update on the NBA-Loving Boy Fighting Hunter Syndrome

The Doctors check in with the family whose son is battling Hunter Syndrome.

Chris and Melissa's son Case is dealing with the genetic disorder, which is caused by a missing or malfunctioning enzyme and allows molecules to build up in harmful amounts in the body. The disorder usually occurs in boys and there is currently no cure. It can often rob children of the ability to walk, talk, breathe and can even possibly end their life in their teen years.

Watch: What is Hunter Syndrome?

In hopes of being able to treat and possibly cure Hunter Syndrome, Case's parents started the foundation Project Alive.

While on the show, The Doctors surprised Case, who is a huge basketball fan, with messages from Charles Barkley, Blake Griffin, Donovan Mitchell, Mike Muscala and gear from NBAStore.com.

Chris tells us, “You all have no idea the joy you brought to this little boy. He’s wearing basketball jerseys every day." He also shares that his family was able to attend an Atlanta Hawks game, meet Charles Barkley and also attend a taping of “Inside the NBA.”

Watch: Family’s Fight with Hunter Syndrome

Chris, who is a financial advisor, wrote the book, “Retire Inspired.” He says he was inspired to help more people work towards their financial dreams and conquer debt, especially their medical debt, something he and his family are very aware of due to dealing with their son's Hunter Syndrome.

Find out more tips from Chris on how to handle mounting financial debt, here.