Cystinosis is a lysosomal storage disease characterized by the abnormal accumulation of the amino acid cystine.
My Best Friend by Ellen 2 months ago
Nik, my brother, is twenty-two months older than me. He is nineteen years old, and is currently attending and living on campus at Indiana State University.
He has been living at Indiana State University for eight months. In the last eight months I have realized how important he is to me. Nik is not only my older brother, but he is also my best friend.
Nik is my best friend because I cannot only talk to him about normal everyday situations, but I can talk to him about my disease, cystinosis. When I try to talk to my parents about my d...
Serena Celebrates 21st Anniversary Of Transplant by Cystinosis Foundation UK 2 months ago
It was in 1990 that Sue Scott took the decision to donate a kidney to her daughter, Serena, who has Cystinosis. Now, in 2011, the Scott family are celebrating the 21st anniversary of the transplant that has transformed Serena’s life.
Serena has no doubt this operation saved her life, as she was already suffering from kidney failure. She was fortunate enough that several family membe...
Annie Kwakkel, Dutch Artist and 2009 Recipient of Deanna Lynn Potts Scholarship by Annie Kwakkel 2 months ago
My own physical body plays a big part in my art work and this is because of different experiences, such as dysfunctions, highly athletic performances - I was a driven gymnast for 10 years - and in general the necessity of our bodies. Without a body, you do not exist.
Because of these experiences, I am more aware of my own body, and the opportunities I have, because I know it is not obviou...
Klaas tells about his life with cystinosis by Klaas 2 months ago
When I was four years old, the doctor in the hospital concluded that I suffered from cystinosis. A few months earlier, the same doctor concluded the same for my sister. Since cystinosis is a hereditable disease, it could be the case that I suffered from it too. And unfortunately, this was the case.
Cystinosis is a metabolic disease characterized by a disorder in the body cells. In cystinosis patients, the body cells are unable to transfer cystine out of the cells which leads to the accumulation of cystine in all body cells. That is har...