Energy for Life Walkathon – San Francisco
Saturday, April 12, 2014
5K and 1- mile walk routes
You know the what and you only have to look at the smile on her face to know the why. Every 30 minutes, a child is born who will develop a mitochondrial disease by age 10. Each year, 1,000 to 4,000 children in the United states are born with a mitochondrial disease. While exact numbers of children and adults suffering from mitochondrial disease are hard to determine because so many people who suffer from mitochondrial disease are frequently misdiagnosed, we now know the disease is approaching the frequency of childhood cancers. Many are misdiagnosed with atypical cerebral palsy, various seizure disorders, childhood diseases and diseases of aging.
I have known this beautiful young lady since her birth. Her smile lights up a room and her indomitable spirit is inspirational.
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