This is our family's team -
Please join us & support us as we work to increase awareness for mito, and help raise funds to improve testing and treatments. We'll likely add teams - one for Dominic and one for Bridget, as a reminder of why it's so important to focus on how this disease takes the lives of too many children.
"In childhood, mitochondrial disease is more common than muscular dystrophy or cancer." http://www.medomics.com/Mitodx
Every 30 minutes, a child is born who will develop a mitochondrial disease by age 10. Each year, 1000 to 4000 children in the United states are born with a mitochondrial disease. While exact numbers of children and adults suffering from mitochondrial disease are hard to determine because so many people who suffer from mitochondrial disease are frequently misdiagnosed, we now know the disease is approaching the frequency of childhood cancers. Many are misdiagnosed with atypical cerebral palsy, various seizure disorders, childhood diseases and diseases of aging. Still others aren't diagnosed until after death