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This LIMITED EDITION Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Pin is designed to be a conversation starter to give people affected by mitochondrial disease a chance to explain the role of mitochondrial dysfunction with more common diseases such as autism, alzheimer's, huntington's, parkinson's, ALS, diabetes, etc!!!

$1 of each one sold will to benefit Mootha Lab at Broad Institute for Mitochondrial Disease research!

This pin measures approx 1.5" wide by 2.5" tall. It is made with a piece of green ribbon, the puzzle piece is pewter, and hand-stitched to a pin-back! The edges are finished with fray check to increase the life of your pin and prevent fraying!

It comes in a cellophane bag, pinned to a sage colored card with the following explanation:

"FRONT: The green on this ribbon represents energy, and the puzzle piece in the center represents the mitochondria. The role of mitochondria play a key role in many diseases!

BACK: For 2 million people living with mitochondrial disease, it's the piece to the puzzle that explains the connection between a variety of seemingly unrelated symptoms affecting multiple organs - an underlying defect in mitochondrial metabolism.

Studies have shown underlying mitochondrial dysfunction to also be a piece to the puzzle for up to 20% of individuals with autism. Mitochondrial dysfunction also plays a role in several neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, and Lou Gehrigs disease (ALS), as well as diabetes, some types of cancer, heart disease, blindness, deafness, strokes and are also involved in the aging process!

Funding mitochondrial research not only benefits people living with mitochondrial disease, but may also help with treatments and a cure for more then 50 million Americans living with diseases in which mitochondrial dysfunction is involved.

For more info on Mitochondrial Disease, visit mitoaction.org"

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- - - About Mitochondrial Disease: - - -
✰ Mitochondrial disease is a chronic, genetic disorder that occurs when the mitochondria of the cell fails to produce enough energy for cell or organ function.
✰ Every 15 minutes a child is born that will develop mitochondrial disease by age 10.
✰ There are many forms and inheritance patterns of mitochondrial disease.
✰ Mitochondrial disease is unpredictable. Day to day, hour to hour patients can develop symptoms and their stability can be threatened.
✰ There is no cure... YET!

To learn more about Mitochondrial Disease, visit http://www.mitoaction.org or www.umdf.org

Designed and made {with love} by Crystal - a young adult living with childhood-onset mitochondrial myopathy. :)

Mitochondria: The Missing Piece Awareness Pin for Mitochondrial Disease - Benefits Mitochondrial Disease research


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: fabric, thread, green ribbon, puzzle piece, pewter, pin, awareness, green, autism
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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