There are over 50 diseases in the Lysosomal Disease family. There are no cures and very few therapies to lessen the severity of the symptoms any of these disorders.
You may have heard about some Lysosomal Disorders, like Tay-Sachs, Gaucher, or Niemann-Pick. But because the individual disorders are often rare, names like Batten, Fabry, Krabbe and Pompe probably seem foreign to you. Other names, like Mucopolysaccharidoses, Cystinosis, Mucolipidosis and Aspartylglycosaminuria are not only unfamiliar, but virtually unpronounceable as well.
If you would like to know more about more these devastating diseases, find patient resources and learn other ways to become involved in the search for cures for every syndrome in the Lysosomal Disease family, click here.
At present, the Hide and Seek Foundation is focused on one of these diseases, Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC), and to supporting critical, cutting-edge scientific research to cure NPC through the SOAR-NPC research collaborative. Click here to learn more.