A few months ago, we received genetic test results indicating that our sweet Carson has POLG mitochondrial related disorder, a rare genetic mutation of his mitochondrial DNA, inherited from Ken and I. We were unknowingly carriers. The past few months have involved numerous specialist visits, blood tests, MRI and ultrasounds. We have also been referred to Philadelphia Children’s Hospital to work with their mitochondrial team. We thank God that Carson is not symptomatic
Today, there is no cure for mitochondrial disease; however, if it’s Gods will, I pray a cure os found. The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation helps to provide support to families, and funding for research. As I run as part of the Akron marathon relay on September 28th, I hope to raise funds that will help to advance the research of mitochondrial disease.
To learn more, visit Www.umdf.org
Thank you so much!