Every 1 in 15,000 newborn is affected with Prader-Willi syndrome. It's caused by the deleted or unexpressed chromosome 15. Behaviorally, it's associated with an extreme and insatiable appetite which often resulting in morbid obesity (source: Wikipedia).
Unfortunately, there's no cure for this currently. Prader-Willi Syndrome Association USA is an organization aiming to:
- Promote & fund research
- Provide education
- Support to enhance the quality of life of those affected by PWS
PWSA is a small but well run organization worthy of your support. Nothing much I can add here as there's so much to be learned and discovered about this condition. This concludes the 9th installment of my 13 Days to Thanksgiving.