Please join our family as we raise money to support families impacted by MPS.
Earlier this year we found out that our 4 year old daughter, Aislinn, has MPS III, which is a genetic lysosomal storage disease (LSD) caused by the body’s inability to produce specific enzymes. Normally, the body uses enzymes to break down and recycle materials in cells. In individuals with MPS and related diseases, the missing or insufficient enzyme prevents the proper recycling process, resulting in the storage of materials in virtually every cell of the body. As a result, cells do not perform properly and may cause progressive damage throughout the body, including the heart, bones, joints, respiratory system and central nervous system. With MPS III, or Sanfilippo Syndrome, the child lacks enzymes needed to process certain sugars in the brain cells. Over time those sugars build up and progressively affect functioning - motor, cognitive, etc.
Aislinn is 4 years old however functions at a 2 year old level. At the present time there is no cure for this deadly disease. However, promising treatments and therapies are just around the corner. Money is needed to continue to fund the research to find a cure for MPS and support the
The National MPS Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families
who are impacted by these genetic diseases and to help fund research for a cure.
In partnership with our friends at D9 Brewery we are hosting a Party for a Purpose on August 8th, 2015. Our goal is to raise $30,000 which will go to the support of families who are impacted by MPS.
To reach our goal, we need your help. Sponsorship, merchandise donation, volunteer support and financial donation opportunities are available