I have donated this doll for Mattia Fagnoni, this child is born with the "Sandhoff Syndrome", a genetic, degenerative and lethal disease. Sandhoff Syndrome and Tay-Sachs Sindrome, are metabolic illness: sick persons are subject to the absence of the main enzymes that facilitate the release of toxins, produced by brain cells; cells gradually become sick and they create imbalances in the child that become increasingly severe. In the first 8 / 9 months of age, the child show any problem; only from 10 months onwards the first signs start: alas! Sandhoff Syndrome is difficult to diagnose because only one case in a million suffer for this illness, and you can identify it only by a Prenatal genetic diagnosis.We started to notice something when Mattia was in his 6th months of life, because he was unable to crawl and sit up, all basic steps in the stages of development. Worsening of vision made Mattia almost blind.Now Mattia is in his 4 Years and his condition is worsening day by day, more and more: he's not able to move, no more and only touch and hearing, among his senses, are functioning. I support Mattia and his family.
ART FOR A CURE
Doll donated for Mattia Amf Onlus Fagnoni - ART FOR A CURE ART GALLERY FIX THE SHOW DATE START ON THE 7 DECEMBER 2012 [link]