To promote research and education for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to affected individuals and families.
Let's find a cure for Mitochondrial disease!
Mitochondrial diseases result from failures of the mitochondria, specialized compartments present in every cell of the body except red blood cells. Mitochondria are responsible for creating more than 90% of the energy needed by the body to sustain life and support growth. When they fail, less and less energy is generated within the cell. Cell injury and even cell death follow. If this process is repeated throughout the body, whole systems begin to fail, and the life of the person in whom this is happening is severely compromised. The disease primarily affects children, but adult onset is becoming more and more common.
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Thanks for your help!!
1. The UMDF has awarded more than $6 million in mitochondrial disease research grants.
2. More Awareness needs to be brought to Mito Disease
3. Children and Adults with Mitochondrial disease should be allowed to live a long life.
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Inc.
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (EIN: 25-1767180)