Follow us daily on FB as well: http://wwwfacebookcom/teamsanfilippo #Giving Tuesday is a day we look to the community for help in raising funds to provide support for our community with Sanfilippo Syndrome of all types With CoVID restrictions across the world our in person family and organization fundraisers have not really happened We truly missed our biggest fundraiser in October with Spinning Wheels https://spinningwheelsproductionscom/ demolition derby! Its always a fun event, brings in people from all over the country! Hopefully this giving Tuesday will help to make up some that loss! Together we can still provide the trials, the research and therapeutic help to our families as ...Read More
What is Sanfilippo Syndrome?
Sanfilippo syndrome is a genetic error of metabolism. It is a mucopolysaccharidoses, an MPS disorder, MPSlll. Mucopolysaccharides are long chains of sugar molecules, which are used in building connective tissues. When the body is finished using these molecules, it breaks them down, with enzymes, and disposes of them. Children with Sanfilippo syndrome are missing or are deficient in the enzyme to break down the molecules. Instead, the body stores these molecules in the cells. This storage causes progressive damage.