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Izabell Sanchez - 2016 Denim Dash 5k

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BENEFITING: Global Genes

EVENT: 2016 Denim Dash 5k

Nekedra Turner

THE STORY:

Izabell was born with a genetic disorder called Glurtaric Aciduria type one (GA 1). Izabell can not break down protein. If not monitored symptoms could be muscle spasms, seizures, brain damage or even death.  We could not believe this could happen to Izabell being the odds are 1 and 40,000.This disease is so rare that it has been misdiagnosed many times. Sadly it has been misdiagnosed as child abuse.The reason for the misdiagnose is that children like Izabell act happy, normal, playful till one day unexpectedly it is to late.If the intake of protein is not monitored they will build up in the bloodstream. This will cause bleeding in the brain and eyes. Izabell was one of the lucky ones! It was caught  early enough that her levels are monitored. Thanks to Newborn Screening in TEXAS.  Newborn Screening is a blood test they do when your child is born. They screen for all types of metabolic disorders.Sadly not all States do a full extended screening and disorders like GA 1 go undetected.

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The Vega Family

The Vega Family

DONATION: $20

For Izabell! 2 years ago