Celebrate this Holiday season by giving a little back… and we have the perfect way to do so!
Scottie has Mitochondrial Disease which effects his heart, brain, muscle, lungs, and other vital organs (read more about the disease below) and needs your help and support.
This Saturday at the Center Twin Theater at 10:00am there is a showing of the new movie ‘Snowmen’ that is perfect for the whole family! Tickets are $5 for Adults and $3 for kids, DVD’s will also be on sale. All proceeds go towards helping support Scottie! Spread the word and spend time helping make a difference!
What is Mitochondrial Disease?
Mitochondria exist in nearly every cell of the human body, producing 90 percent of the energy the body needs to function. In a person with mitochondrial disease, the mitochondria are failing and cannot convert food and oxygen into life-sustaining energy. For some, mitochondrial disease is an inherited genetic condition, while for others the body’s mitochondria can be affected by other environmental factors.
The parts of the body that need the most energy, such as the heart, brain, muscles and lungs, are the most affected by mitochondrial disease. The affected individual may have strokes, seizures, gastro-intestinal problems, (reflux, sever vomiting, constipation, diarrhea), swallowing difficulties, failure to thrive, blindness, deafness, heart and kidney problems, muscle failure, heat/cold intolerance, diabetes, lactic acidosis, immune system problems, liver disease, and many other problems.