First our family would like to thank you! The brookridge family is amazing! Our kids are so blessed to be involved in such an amazing community that is willing to learn and raise awareness about Mitochondrial disease and so willing to fundraise and help the cause!
Secondly we would like to give the parents some insight into what your kids will be learning about. Each morning there will be announcements with information about Mito. Below is the Mito facts that will be given. Each day there will be snipets of information about Eli as well. I will post those details here on my blog each day.
Monday, September 10, 2012
· We all have mitochondria.
· They exist in nearly every cell of the human body.
· Mitochondria generate 90 percent of the energy the body needs to see, hear, walk, and breathe.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
· Mitochondria are like tiny batteries within our cells.
· Have you ever tried to use something that wouldn’t work because the batteries were dying?
· That’s what a person’s body is like that has mitochondrial disease.
· A new (healthy) Battery generates energy for boom boxes, cameras, and flashlights – producing light, sound, and photographs.
· An old (sick) Battery has a lot of trouble making your things work.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
· Damaged (sick) mitochondria can cause children and adults to have problems in making their bodies work.
· Mitochondrial disease is NOT contagious, which means you cannot catch it by touching or being near someone with the disease.
· It is a genetic disease, which means it is part of your family’s health history.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
· Mitochondrial disease is the body’s failure to turn food into energy.
· How can you help those with mitochondrial disease?
· Tell your family and friends what mitochondrial disease is.
· And, join the Tomkins family for a fundraising walk on Saturday, September 15 at the
The kids will have an opportunity to bring change (and bills or checks made out to the UMDF) to their classrooms each day and place it in their class buckets. The class who collects the most will win a pizza party!
On thursday the kids are encouraged to wear green, which is the awareness color for Mitochondrial Disease.
There will be an Energy for Life walk here in KC on the 15th of September. You can join our team as an in person walker, virtual walker, or make a direct donation to our team By clicking HERE
You can learn more about Mitochondrial Disease by visiting UMDF or MitoAction. Also please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have!
Our family is always wishing for a cure!
Eli has to wear a special mask when he is in public. This is not because he is sick, it's because so many others are carrying germs that they might not even realize that they are carrying. Eli's immune system isn't strong enough to fight off things like a healthy person.
In closing! :) Feel free to visit by blog, especially these next 2 weeks. Next week I will be posting updates from the school events and daily information about Mito as it pertains to Eli and our family. The following week I will be posting daily logs of life inside of a Mito family!
Feel free to look around our blog and enjoy!
Again thank you for being such an amazing community for our family!