Thursday, September 6, 2012

"Putt" an End to Mito

“Putt” an End to Mito

October 26, 2012
Stephen F. Austin Country Club
San Felipe TX

I’m excited to announce the 2nd Annual Wehring/Schaper Invitational Golf Tournament benefiting the UT Mitochondrial Center of Excellence!!

The tournament is held in honor of my son Trace and his best buddy Hudson Schaper, who battle mitochondrial disease.  These two little boys are true Warriors!

Trace & Hudson receive care from the UT Mitochondrial Center of Excellence.  They provide comprehensive services to aid in the diagnosis and management of mitochondrial disease.  The UT Mito Center performs research in the field of mitochondrial disease, investigating novel treatment approaches to this devastating disease.  I have a profound love for this team who works to give my son, and all affected, the best quality of life.  They are compassionate & brilliant!  For more information, please visit www.utmito.org.

Every 30 minutes, a child will be born who will develop a mitochondrial disease by the age of 10.  We all have mitochondria – they exist in nearly every cell in the human body.  They generate 90% of the energy the body needs.  Mitochondrial disease occurs when mitochondria fail.  The affected individual may have any combination of symptoms including strokes, seizures, gastrointestinal problems, swallowing difficulties, failure to thrive, blindness, deafness, heart and kidney problems, muscle failure, heat/cold intolerance, diabetes, lactic acidosis, immune system problems and liver disease.  The symptoms range from mild to severe for each affected person.  There is NO CURE for Mito – but there is HOPE.    

For more information about registering your team or becoming a sponsor please email me or comment below.  Again, THANK YOU for helping Trace get closer to a cure!

We are inspired by your love & friendship, by your concern & support, and by your participation in helping raise awareness & research funding for mitochondrial disease.

 Mitochondrial Disease
     Awareness Week
September 16-22, 2012









Hope, Love, Courage &Faith,
Laurie

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