Stories tagged with: UMDF

September 17, 2014 - 9:49pm
32 weeks 6 days ago

Now for a follow-up on local girl Baylee Thompson and her families effort to raise funds for a cure.

14 year old Baylee suffers from Mitochondrial, which causes energy creating cells to fail. Jody Thompson, Baylee's mother, says an entire month is now being designated to raising awareness of the disease.

"It's usually the 3rd week of September was designated a Mito Awareness Week and that happened in 30 odd states or so now that honor that, but we had a family that lost...

April 5, 2014 - 6:42pm
1 year 4 weeks ago

"Bet On Baylee" took place Saturday April 5th at the Roseville Community Center from 11AM- Midnight.

The 14 hour fundraiser includes silent auctions, half and half drawings, Texas hold'em tournaments and more. For over a decade Jody Thompson has held this event in honor of her daughter Baylee and to raise funds for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.

"Mitochondrial disease stems from a defect in the mitochondria. Mitochondria is where ninety...

September 30, 2013 - 7:22pm
1 year 31 weeks ago

Dozens of people stopped by Kidzville on Monday to celebrate a little boy named Levi. Levi passed away on August 21 of this year from Leigh's Syndrome, a form of Mitochondrial Disease, disease his aunt says affects 1 in 40,000 children. The party wasn't just a way to celebrate Levi's life, but to help raise awareness and money for a cure.

"He had a long journey of course. And we don't know why he was sent here on this Earth of course God doesn't give...

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