Braden Shumbo is a happy energetic 14 year old,
He was diagnosed with Glut 1 Deficiency at 12 months of age and started the Ketogenic diet right away.
Braden is still faithfully following Ketogenic diet for past 13 years. The Ketogenic diet gives Braden the energy his brain needs to thrive and also helps keep him mostly seizure free.Braden has also developed a new medical Diagnosis related to Glut 1 called (PED) this is affecting Braden's mobility to walk from time to time causing Braden to get frustrated since he has always been very active and never had any problems before. Braden has daily struggles in and out of school but Braden's positive attitude has him always smiling, joking,and working hard to make great progress.
Braden will be starting a new adventure as he enters High School in September. With this will come great challenges but with his determination and hard work he will learn to over come them all with a smile.
Please If you have a moment, watch the video below for more information on Glut 1 and see all the special Some 1's with Glut 1. We hope you will Love our Love Some 1 with Glut 1 today! Please help by making a donation to the G1D Foundation so that others can benefit as I have, and researchers can better understand the disease and find a cure!
The Shumbo Family!
The Love Some1 with Glut1 annual campaign is the primary awareness and fundraising event for the Glut1 Deficiency Foundation. It runs from February 14-28, Valentine's Day through Rare Disease Day, and it is an important opportunity to spread awareness and raise much-needed funds to help better serve the needs of the Glut1 community.
Please visit our website to learn more about Glut1 Deficiency and the work of the G1D Foundation.