Jenna Kiel – Help Hope Live Great Lakes Liver Transplant Fund
Since I was born, my life has been far from ordinary. I was born with a rare genetic metabolic disorder called Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD). This means that I was born without the enzymes to break down protein, resulting in a toxic buildup of their byproducts which can lead to severe brain damage and even death; therefore I had to follow a severely restricted, low protein diet. Ten years ago I was the seventh MSUD patient to receive a liver transplant, which cured the MSUD as a new liver is able to break down the protein and there is no longer a threat of brain damage; the transplant saved my life!
February 22, 2018
It's not much but hope it helps. Praying for you Mark and your beautiful fiance. Wishing you all the health, love, and happiness you deserve.