A QUALITY field turned out at the Heartlands Club, Aston, to take part in a 501 competition in an effort to raise money for Alfie Leadbetter, a young man from Middlesbrough who suffers from Alexander's Disease
, an illness that destroys the nervous system.
Mum Debbie, 36, who has three other sons, Connor, 14, Kai, six, and three-year-old Ellis, said: "With Alexander's disease
, children don't normally survive past seven.
Prominent white matter cavitation in an infant with Alexander's disease
Glioma, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alexander's disease
and stroke are just a few examples of diseases glia are critically involved in.
(fibrinoid leukodystrophy) is a rare leukodystrophy in which a mutation of the gene for glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) on chromosome 11 occurs due to autosomal-recessive inheritance with variable penetrance in male infants.
Adult Alexander's disease
Proceeds from Sunday's event at The Galleries, Washington, will go into a fund for 17-year-old David Pattison, from Seaham, who has Alexander's disease
The results from an EAE model indicate that this drug may also have therapeutic potential for a great number of other neurologic conditions such as Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, Transverse Myelitis, Krabbe's Leukodystrophy, Alexander's Disease
, Canavan's Disease and Adrenoleukodystrophy," he concluded.