In memory of Louise Bett for AGSD-UK
Raising for:Association For Glycogen Storage Disease (UK) Ltd
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In July 2021 we sadly lost our close friend Louise Bett who was born with Glycogen Storage Disease (GSD). Louise had been living with the rare disease for 36 years before her passing and had been a long time member of the charity AGSD-UK.
Louise was diagnosed with GSD Type 3 from birth. GSD3 is an inherited disorder that causes a buildup of glycogen in certain organs and tissues – especially in the liver and muscles. It is caused by mutations in the AGL gene leading to a deficiency in the debrancher enzyme, key in the breakdown of glycogen. It is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Symptoms typically present in infancy, but may only occur in adulthood.
I am running the London Marathon 2023 in memory of Louise and I hope to raise as much awareness and money to support this fantastic charity.