Queens Team Professional PT wrote -
On September 17, 2016 ( Sept. 24th Rain Date), the Queens Team of Professional Physical Therapy are going to have "Beelieve in A Cure Day" at Adventureland Amusement Park in Farmingdale, NY. This fundraiser was planned in order to help raise awareness and money to help fund medical research for a rare incurable genetic disorder called NKH (Non-Ketotic Hyperglycinemia).
What is NKH ?
Non-Ketotic Hyperglycinemia, NKH for short, is a rare genetic disorder that affects 1 in every 60,000 infants born. Children with this condition have a problem breaking down the amino acid glycine. Glycine is an important molecule in the brain where it has various functions such as transmitting signals from one brain cell to another. Excessive glycine disrupts the function of the brain. Typical symptoms include seizures, low tone, and severe problems with learning and development. This can profoundly affect a child’s ability to learn and to do normal things such as eating, sitting, and walking. The seizures can be so severe that they are hardly controlled despite the use of several medications for seizures. There is no cure for this disorder and current treatment is extremely limited.