Team OlivierHelp metabole ziekten de wereld uit!
This year again, we have decided to join the Dam tot Dam event, and again we'll participate as Team Olivier to raise awareness and money for scientific research in the field of metabolic diseases.
Olivier was diagnosed with a metabolic disease (alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency), which causes lung and liver disease at different age stages. Children with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency might develop liver disease at young age, which leads to needing a liver transplantation. Liver transplantation is tough but it gives hope to a disease-free future. Most children affected by one of the hundreds of metabolic diseases will have no future. The general public is unaware that metabolic diseases are one of the main causes of death of children, as unfortunately there is no treatment available for most of them.
Therefore, we decided once again to sponsor Metakids, as its goal is to fund scientific research in order to make all metabolic diseases treatable. We’d love to have your support!