I may look perfectly healthy to you, but I live with a rare progressive disorder known as Leigh's Disease, which is a Mitochondrial Disease (Mito). Mitochondria exist in nearly every cell of the human body, producing 90 % of the energy the body needs to function. The parts of the body that need the most energy, such as the heart, brain, muscle and lungs, are the most affected by mito disease. As you can see this greatly impacts......
I may look perfectly healthy to you, but I live with a rare progressive disorder known as Leigh's Disease, which is a Mitochondrial Disease (Mito). Mitochondria exist in nearly every cell of the human body, producing 90 % of the energy the body needs to function. The parts of the body that need the most energy, such as the heart, brain, muscle and lungs, are the most affected by mito disease. As you can see this greatly impacts my quality of life. Imagine a major city with 1/2 its power plant shut down, at best this would cause a major black out. Now imagine your body working only to one half- the brain is impaired, vision is dim, your are weak and your muscles are too fatigued to walk or crawl. For a large # of people, especially children, this is a fatal disease. Life expectancy is anywhere from a few months after diagnosis to a few years, rarely living into their teens. There is currently no cure or effective treatments. One estimate of incidence is one in every 1,000 if not more! It's not as rare as everyone suspects. "Education is the first step in finding a cure." Donations to help fight against Leigh's Disease can be made out to: Mootha Lab - Dept of Molecular Biology c/o Massachusetts General Hospital 185 Cambridge Street, 6th Floor Boston, MA 02114 www.UMDF.org www.MitoAction.org “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” Dr. Seussmore
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Please keep Zoe Kavan’s family in your thoughts and prayers. Zoe lost her battle with Leigh’s disease. She was an amazing mito warrior. 💚 🙏
Abby and Tomás had a blast at the parade today. Abby especially loved the Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums! See video in comments.
“A growing number of scientists believe it's time to stop viewing mitochondrial health as a niche field of medicine, and make it part of everyday healthcare.”nnhttps://www.thelilyfoundation.org.uk/news/mitochondrial-medicine/?fbclid=IwAR1iJ7mULDBRTVDS0xxXV2_ZWnOwdKps3kEBtZSbnBkd5ksolwP8WTIIbq8
Boston Marathon 2022 page is officially up! We will be doing raffles again soon at @abbymaccsrunforacure group page. If you are not a member go over and hit the like button.nnhttps://because.massgeneral.org/fundraiser/3703525
Abby with Dr. Kinane, chief of pulmonary for MGH childrens. Fantastic fellow from Tipperary, Ireland. This was a routine visit however the timing was right. Abby had a cough all last week. Friday we brought her to her doctor for concerns of aspiration pneumonia. The weeks prior Abby had a few vomiting episodes that likely was the culprit for her pneumonia. Sure enough Abby had fluid in her upper left lung. She was started on an antibiotic which has cleared it up considerably. Dr. Kinane will put her on augmentin prophylactically during the winter months to ward off any more aspiration pneumonias.nHis office is overlooking Gillette Stadium.