Tuberous Sclerosis Complex ("TSC") is a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on vital organs throughout the body. One in 6,000 kids are born with TSC every day. It affects 50,000 in the U.S. and over 1 million worldwide. Children and adults with TSC live each day under unimaginable circumstances, yet they and their caregivers carry on because current TSC-related research proves there’s a real possibility their fight is winnable in the near future.
We’re making HUGE strides in finding a cure for TSC. Here’s what we know now that we didn’t know just two short years ago: TSC is what’s called a “linchpin” disease. The genetic pathway involved in TSC is the same pathway affecting over a dozen major diseases and disorders, including autism, epilepsy, cancer, and obesity. But, we’ve got a long way to go. We’re in a race against time and our resources are strained beyond their limits, which is why events like Art for a Cure are so important.
Please support the fight against TSC by voting for my submission, and/or others, in the Art for a Cure competition!