Dustin is a 25 year old father who was born with Maple Syrup Urine Disease and now needs a life changing liver transplant.
Maple Syrup Urine Disease is an autosomal recessive metabolic disorder affecting branched-chain amino acids. The condition gets its name from the distinctive sweet odor of affected MSUD individuals when having an illness. His disease does not allow his body to break down and get rid of excess protein. Dustin drinks a special formula to help with other proteins his body needs and to give him the extra needed calories his body needs for times of crisis. He is on a very limited diet, no meats, dairy, wheat or even some vegetables that are high in protein. Dustin was placed on the liver transplant list July 1, 2019.
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August 19, 2019
Hope this helps! Prayers and luck to you Dustin!!