Methylmalonic Acidemia, Mut 0

July 8, 2010 – January 16, 2015

Please join us in saying goodbye to our 4 year old son, Fritz. Fritz fought a life long battle with a rare genetic disorder called methylmalonic acidemia, MMA. With MMA, his body was unable to break down protein. After several respiratory infections and the severe acidosis he faced when sick, he passed away Jan. 16th. Fritz was so full of life, even when he didn’t feel good! He loved watching Shrek and listening to music. He attended pre-school and spent 3 days a week going to physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy. He was always on the go, not much idle time for this kiddo. We are trying to raise awareness of MMA as it is rare and several states still do not have a newborn screening test for some genetic mutations. We would like to offer our support to all the others out there who are fighting a tough battle with their own children.

Organic acidemias are on the rise in awareness, but we need more.
Thank you for all the kind words and support from all of you!

With Sincere Gratitude,
Annie and Patrick

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