CAZ VAN DER SLUIS: Not sure about this RE GRACIE MELLALIEU SUFFERS FROM MORQUIO SYNDROME
AND IS HOPING FOR 'WONDER DRUG' FUNDING DOROTHY HUGHES: Hope she has the funding soon lovely child.
The Great Dane was paired with Bella, a 10-year-old girl with a rare genetic disorder called Morquio Syndrome
More is known about Morquio Syndrome
than previously, but there is still a long way to go with treatment.
The incidence of MPS IV (Morquio-Brailsford syndrome, more commonly known as Morquio syndrome
) varies with geographic location - about 1 in every 75 000 births in Northern Ireland for Morquio syndrome
type A, for example.
The youngster, who has metabolism illness Morquio Syndrome
, said: "I liked the disco ball and tunnel.
type A, or mucopolysaccharidosis IVA (MPS-IVA),  is an autosomal recessive disorder that causes a deficiency of lysosomal N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfate sulfatase (GALNS) (EC 3.
Aparicio, who was born with Morquio Syndrome
- a form of dwarfism - stands 3 feet 7 inches tall.
Alex, who is on a ventilator, was born with Morquio Syndrome
A 20-year-old man with Morquio syndrome
(Type IV mucopolysaccharidosis) had had a tracheostomy only possible via the cricothyroid membrane to bypass obstruction at the laryngeal inlet caused by infiltration of glycosaminoglycan.
A debilitating genetic birth defect called Morquio syndrome
, which affects muscle development, forced him and his sister to be homeschooled.
This syndrome is also called mucopolysaccharidosis IV.
Their movie, Simon Birch, is the story of a dwarf boy who suffers from a rare disease called Morquio Syndrome