WHAT IS Tuberous Sclerosis?
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a genetic disorder that causes non-malignant tumors to form in many different organs, primarily in the brain, eyes, heart, kidney, skin and lungs. The aspects of TSC that most strongly impact quality of life are generally associated with the brain: seizures, developmental delay, intellectual disability and autism. However, many people with TSC are living independent, healthy lives and enjoying challenging professions such as doctors, lawyers, educators and researchers. The incidence and severity of the various aspects of TSC can vary widely between individuals—even between identical twins.
This disorder impacts impacts 1 in 6000, with 50,000 people affected in the United States alone.
The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance is an excellent charity that puts forth over 75% of proceeds into the programs that it supports to help raise awareness and find a cure for TSC (Tuberous Sclerosis).
I can’t encourage you enough to make yourself aware of this disorder and to help those affected any way you can.