About Our Auction
Our 5th annual WalknRoll 4 Mito event has gone virtual and so has our auction! We have some interesting items this year, so bid away!
All proceeds from this event will go towards research toward Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation to support Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky's research at the Neuromuscular & Neurometabolic Clinic.
About WalknRoll 4 Mito
My name is Louise, and I have been diagnosed with a rare mitochondrial disease (mito) along with my sister Rita who passed away in 2018. I will be walking in honour of her.
My sister Rita was diagnosed with mito at the age of 33. At the age of 5, she was misdiagnosed with cerebral palsy. Rita suffered a metabolic stroke at the age of 42 which caused many health issues. Ultimately, she passed away of influenza A. However, mito and a compromised immune system meant her body could no longer fight.
There have only been 2 other people in the world other than Rita and myself, diagnosed with this particular type of mitochondrial myopathy (TRMT5 deficiency). As the only survivor, I plan on beating the odds!
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