Family learns more about son's disease through genome contest at Boston Children's Hospital.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
After 11 years, the family of Adam Foye finally has some answers about the muscular disease affecting the 11-year-old. Time Magazine wrote about Foye and his parents, Sarah Foye and Patrick Foye, last week. According to Time, researchers, who participated in a genome and exome identification contest through Boston Children's Hospital, have determined that changes in the gene titin have caused muscle weakness in Foye that leaves him tired after typically non-exhausting activities. Read the full story from Time Magazine here. Foye was first diagnosed with Centronuclear Myopathy when he was an infant, but the exact form of the disease, of which there are many, was unknown for years. With a more specific diagnosis, physicians would have an …
Adam Foye has centronuclear myopathy, a genetic muscle disease. On Sunday, he will be on hand to support the efforts of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s annual telethon.
Name: This Sunday, Adam Foye, 10, will be featured on the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) telethon. Adam, a student at Woodmont Elementary School, was born with a rare muscle disease known as centronuclear myopathy (CNM). “One out of every 400,000 people have it,” said Adam’s mom, Sarah Foye, 42, “So, it is very rare. We know of, say, 200, families around the world…. In New Jersey there are less than a dozen.” Family: Sarah, an occupational therapist, and her husband, Patrick Foye, a physician, have been married for 13 years. The family of three lives in the Pine Brook section of Montville Township. “We just found this house,” said Sarah of the home that brought her and Patrick to Montville when they married. “It just worked …