Victor's Library

$ 20.00

All funds raised in Victor's honor will be paid directly to the Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation to accelerate progress toward effective treatments and ultimately a cure for PTHS by funding the most promising research. To learn more about the breakdown of proceeds, please see our pricing transparency.

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Knit from a comfortable blend of cotton and polyester, Victor’s Library are soft and lightweight, great to wear to the office, the classroom, or just around town.

Sock Sales of $20

$4 to production

Average cost to produce, fulfill, and process payment.

$8 to patients

The campaign organizer uses proceeds for medical expenses or donates to a health-focused charity.

$8 to Resilience Gives

Resilience Gives reinvests proceeds to compensate staff, keep the lights on, and reach patient communities.

Direct Donation of $100

$3 to payment provider

Our payment provider captures 3% on all transactions.

$97 to patients

The campaign organizer uses proceeds for medical expenses or donates to a health-focused charity.

All available sizes will ship within 48 hours of purchase.

From an early age, Victor has been fascinated by the texture of books. To this day, he loves being read to and simply examining different books.

Victor Pauca

Victor Pauca is 11 years old. He lives in Winston-Salem, NC, with his mom and dad, his sisters, and the family dogs. Vic lives with a rare genetic disorder called Pitt Hopkins Syndrome. PTHS is caused by a mutation or deletion of a specific gene in chromosome 18. It's characterized by developmental delay, hyperventilation or breath-holding, lack of verbal communication, epilepsy, and gastrointestinal issues.

Victor attends a school designed to help kids with chronic health impairments, and his family takes great care of him. His older sisters, Sofia and Francesca, especially enjoy helping him with things around the house. Vic loves being outside in nature, playing with tops, swinging, watching comedy, listening to music, and looking at books.

Victor's Library will benefit the Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation, which was co-founded by his parents Theresa and Paúl to raise money to find a cure. Vic was one of the first cases of PTHS diagnosed in North Carolina; it is still unknown how prevalent the disorder is. The genetic link was identified in 2007 and research is still being done to look for a cure.