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Mission Statement

The National MPS Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to those individuals and their families affected with MPS and related disorders. Our goal is to help the families live with the impact of the disease and to fund research for a cure of this fatal disorder.

Description

Children with MPS have multiple debilitating symptoms resulting from the buildup of carbohydrates in all tissues in the body. These symptoms include delayed physical growth, enlarged livers and spleens, skeletal and joint deformities, airway obstruction, heart disease, delayed mental and physical abilities, and impaired hearing and vision. If untreated, most children diagnosed with MPS will die from complications associated with the disease before adulthood.

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http://www.mpsrun.com

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