National MPS Society Hires New Executive Director!
We’re proud to announce that Mark Dant will take over as Executive Director after Barbara Wedehase retires.
Adult Resource Board
We’re excited to announce our Adult Resource Board! The Board’s goals include helping adults with issues such as transition from teenager to adult, medical problems and costs, jobs and relationships. They are also interested in serving as mentors to our younger population and providing helpful information to parents.
National Walk/Runs in California & Utah
Attention California and Utah: A National Walk/Run is heading your way! The Society is hitting the road and hosting events in your area.
29th Annual Family Conference – Utah
The National MPS Society invites you to attend the 29th Annual Family Conference in Salt Lake City, UT from Sept. 17–19, 2015. Read more for details!
Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) and related diseases are genetic lysosomal storage diseases (LSD) caused by the body's inability to produce specific enzymes. Normally, the body uses enzymes to break down and recycle materials in cells. In individuals with MPS and related diseases, the missing or insufficient enzyme prevents the proper recycling process, resulting in the storage of materials in virtually every cell of the body.