- Anglea Borthwick
- Bella Ajayoglu
[b]Tax Deductible Donations - Receipts will be provided.[/b] Sarah was born in 2007 with a suspected rare genetic Inborn Error of Metabolism (IEM). As a result, Sarah is physically disabled, has severe developmental delay, sleep apnea, uncontrolled epilepsy and is unable to speak. The Sarah and Friends Foundation is a registered not for profit charity in Australia, founded by Sarah's parents, and committed to help Sarah and other children with diagnosed or suspected rare genetic Inborn Errors of Metabolism (0-16 years of age). Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM) are a group of disorders, each resulting from a specific gene defect, causing a clinically significant block in a metabolic pathway. Symptoms can include: • Intellectual Disability • Physical Disability • Neurological symptoms and deficits • Encephalopathy • Seizures • Movement Disorders • Temperature Instability • Feeding Difficulties • Deafness and Hearing Defects • Absence or Loss of Vision • Hormonal Defects The Sarah and Friends Foundation raises funds to: • Provide children with rare Inborn Errors of Metabolism with equipment and therapy. • Support research and development in the area of rare Inborn Errors of Metabolism. • Support projects and programs to help diagnose children with rare Inborn Errors of Metabolism.