Multiple Sulfatase Deficiency (MSD) is a genetic condition in children that is rapidly degenerative and fatal. Children with this condition are missing essential enzyme activity for normal cellular functions. Over time, cells in the body, including brain cells, clog up and become toxic. This results in devastating effects on the whole body and the central nervous system.
MSD leads to years of pain, severe disability and ultimately death; usually before 10 years of age. This condition affects both genders and all races in every country around the world. It is estimated that around 1 in 1000 people carries the recessive gene for this disease.
Gene Therapy at The Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine in Italy has shown massive breakthroughs that have stopped MSD in lab tests. With your vital help we will meet our goals – helping to advance areas of MSD research that will lead to successful clinical advancements. Children, both current and future, will have a chance at life by getting a life changing and much-needed treatment. As a result, their life expectancy and quality of life will be greatly increased.
Funding remains critical and is urgently needed to stop MSD forever. Every donation will help towards achieving our goal to save these children and those of future generations. Time is of the essence for MSD families in an effort to treat their children before harsh symptoms develop and the condition progresses. Months, weeks and days matter in the race for children to be treated. You can be part of the cure by making a donation today!