This is Taryn’s Story about Living with Alpha-Mannosidosis and how the family of a teenager with a rare genetic disease copes with the affects of the disorder and how she gets her wish to meet her idols.
Our son and daughter, Timothy and Hollie are twins, born 14 November 1974. They were premature (about one month). There were some early indicators that it was more than just a rough start for them, but nothing really clear till they were about one year old and a number of milestones were not met on time.
This is the ongoing journal of Robert Stark’s fight against Alpha-Mannosidosis via Bone Marrow Transplant. Families and caregivers of children with mannosidosis and other Lysosomal Diseases face complex decisions about the future. It is the hope of Robert’s parents, Kathleen and Mark, that the pages within will prove helpful when such decisions must be made.
Luke was diagnosed with alpha-mannosidosis when he was 5. He underwent a bone marrow transplant in September 2010, 5 months after being diagnosed. We believe the bone marrow transplant has helped treat some of the symptoms of this disorder.
Saffy’s blog written by her parents documenting her journey through Bone Marrow Transplant.
Ryleigh’s parents, Kyle and Whitney have provided a website so that they can provide information on Ryleigh’s rare genetic disorder, Alpha-Mannosidosis. Ryleigh also has a Facebook page. Follow her journey as she goes through Bone Marrow Transplant.