Samantha

Samantha from Canada My name is Samantha and I was not diagnosed through newborn screening. I was breastfed as a baby. My childhood genetic doctor, Dr. Greenberg at the Health Sciences Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba said this was probably one of the reasons why I didn’t get sick until foods

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Jessica Karnes

  The Early Years I was diagnosed with homocystinuria at the age of 4 and a half. I don’t remember much before I was diagnosed other than I loved chicken. As a child, I was devastated that my life was going to change forever. I soon realized that my life

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Samantha S

I began my last semester of college excited for the year ahead, doing normal things for a college senior, thinking about life after graduation and hanging with my friends. I was looking forward to my last performance of Step Sing, a campus – wide production unique to Samford University that

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Urea Cycle Disorder

A urea cycle disorder is a genetic disorder caused by a mutation that results in a deficiency of one of the six enzymes in the urea cycle. These enzymes are responsible for removing ammonia from the blood stream. The urea cycle involves a series of biochemical steps in which nitrogen,

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Danae

My name is Danae’ Bartke and I was diagnosed with Homocystinuria in 1995 at the age of 10. We discovered the diagnoses because my younger brother had bumped his head on a table in school and then complained that he could not see. After a week or so, my mom

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Pamela P

I am Pam and I was diagnosed with Classic Homocystinuria in April of 2011 at the age of 54. Growing up, I had always thought I had Marfan Syndrome, a connective tissue disorder. This was because at the age of two, my parents were told I had dislocated lenses in

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Watermelon Pizza by Joanna Ball

Item # Ingredients weight/size 1 Watermelon 1 2 Delicious coco whip 4 oz 3 Non- Dairy Yogurt Peach Flavor 6oz 4 Blueberries 74g 5 Rasberries 60g 6 Kiwi ( peeled and sliced ) 1   Recipe 1 watermelon, cut into 1 1/2 inch cross sections 4 oz. So Delicious coco

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