CTV Kitchener. has featured a story on one of our children, Joseph Saliba, who lives with Sanfilippo Syndrome to raise awareness of MPS.
There is no cure for this type of MPS but there is a trial underway for gene therapy, that could help prolong life. The trial, however, is only available for children under two years old. Unfortunately, by the time Joseph was diagnosed with the condition, he was too old to start gene therapy. Francine, his mother, now wants to bring awareness to Sanfilippo, “that way it’s not too late for other parents.”
Kim Angel, Executive Director, Canadian MPS Society explains why it is imperative MPS is recognised early.