Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation
Maria Webster is a ten year old girl with a rare enzyme deficiency known as Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation (CDG). Her sub-type of CDG is even more rare, known as ALG9-CDG. She is content and beautiful but is unable to walk, has very limited ability to communicate, and experiences severe cognitive delays and frequent seizures. Although rare, recognized cases of CDG are growing in number in Canada and across the globe.
There is currently no direct treatment available for the underlying condition. However, patients and there families are working closely with researchers and healthcare teams to identify and develop a cure for this devastating disorder. Foundation Glycosylation is funding and supporting research in Atlantic Canada in collaboration with research teams in the United States and Europe. To learn more about CDG click here.