What is Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD)?
Metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) is a genetic disorder caused by a deficiency of the enzyme arylsulfatase A. It is one of a group of genetic disorders called the leukodystrophies that affects growth of the myelin sheath, the fatty covering - which acts as an insulator - on nerve fibres in the brain.
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Statement from the Chairman of Trustees, Bob Stott
It is now unlikely that we can find any suitable treatment for Millie, unless the research by ‘Brains for Brain’ has the breakthrough they are hoping for within the next couple of years. We are now concentrating on her care, and quality of life, and have spent considerable sums already on holidays and on landscaping the garden to make wheelchair access easier. We have also built a substantial summerhouse for Millie which will soon be turned into a ‘sensory’ room.
Alongside this, Millies Fund is involved with the formation of a new national charity. ‘MLD Foundation UK’ to provide help and support for other children and families affected by MLD. One of the aims of the new registered charity will be helping to provide funds for the research being carried out by an International Consortium of some 80 scientists and doctors working for ‘Brains for Brain’ This is an exciting project which has the potential to find a therapeutic cure not only for this group of paediatric degenerative conditions, but also to develop new approaches for the treatment of adult conditions such as Parkinsons and Alzheimers diseases.
Your donations are essential to help with this work, so please help Millie to help others.