UFC Helps Raise Awareness For Batten Disease

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Typically found in children, Batten Disease affects vision, communication, cognitive functions, and the ability to walk.
Chris Velona founded the non-profit after learning his son Sebastian was diagnosed in 2010. Sebastian, now 15 years-old, lives in Anaheim with his family, who are all avid UFC fans.
Earlier this year, Chris Velona reached out to UFC to ask for help to raise awareness for Batten Disease. With UFC 241 being held Anaheim, it was the perfect opportunity for UFC to get involved. UFC invited Chris Velona, Sebastian, and his grandfather, Chuck Velona, to the ceremonial weigh-ins at the Anaheim Convention Center.

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