Hi friends, today is International Gaucher's day. As many of you know, Zoey was diagnosed with type 1 shortly after birth.
Gaucher disease is a genetic disorder where fat-laden Gaucher cells build up in areas like the spleen, liver and bone marrow. Gaucher disease is caused by low levels of glucocerebrosidase (GCase), an enzyme that breaks down a fatty chemical in the body called glucocerebroside. Gaucher cells are normal scavenger cells called macrophages that become full of unprocessed glucocerebroside. Gaucher cells accumulate primarily in the spleen, liver and bone marrow, causing organ inflammation and dysfunction. Those with Gaucher's disease may have the following effects on their body; anemia, fatigue, bone pain/easily fractured bones, spleen/liver enlargement and bleeding or bruising problems.
Please consider making a donation and help in research and finding a cure ♥️