My daughter, Aashni, has a mitochondrial depletion syndrome involving the polymerase gamma gene on chromosome 15. This effects every cell in her body and my wife and I were unaware that we were carriers of these mutation. Despite the past 4 years being a relative roller coaster, Aashni remains a vibrant, spunky, wickedly smart and determined young girl. She faces and overcomes challenges on a daily basis and our goal is to provide her with everything she needs to succeed in this world. Supporting and donating to UMDF is one way to help investigate new treatments and even a cure to this debilitating class of diseases..
UNITED MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASE FOUNDATION INC wrote:
Running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On race day, runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will set out to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the finish line in Grant Park. The UMDF's Team Hope Energy Life has participated in the marathon for the past 7 years as a charity partner, and we are excited for our 8th year as a partner with this world-class event.