Maddie Holt from Everett Washington is a 5-year-old with severe disabilities. She can barely hear or see, and she certainly can’t walk or talk, reports
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Located in DeKalb, Illinois, the United Leukodystrophy Foundation (ULF), is a nonprofit, voluntary health organization dedicated to providing patients and their families with information about their disease and assistance in identifying sources of medical care, social services, and genetic counseling; establishing a communication network among families; increasing public awareness and acting as an information source for health care providers; and promoting and supporting research into causes, treatments, and prevention of the leukodystrophies. Leukodystrophies comprise a group of genetic nervous system disorders affecting the myelin sheath, which insulates the axon through which nerve impulses are conducted. Incorporated in 1982, the United Leukodystrophy Foundation is solely supported and funded by donations.
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