Haley’s Story

Haley’s Story

November 2021 My name is Haley Hayes. I am from Virginia. I am 16 years old and was diagnosed with infantile-onset Pompe Disease at 6 months old.  I will be sharing my experience being a teenager living with Pompe and how it has affected me over the years. In the...
Caitlin’s Story

Caitlin’s Story

August 2021 My name is Caitlin Naldoza. I am 17 years old and was diagnosed with late onset Pompe Disease at 5 years old. I will be sharing my experience being a teenager living with Pompe and how it has affected me over the years. In middle school, that was when I...
JOHN’S STORY

JOHN’S STORY

A year ago today [April 29, 2004] our son, John, passed away from Pompe Disease.  He was four years old.  Most of you will not recognize his name, but you all should know who he is.  John was patient 101 – the first person to receive the CHO Enzyme Replacement Therapy...
PATTY’s Story

PATTY’s Story

A Mothers Anguish April 6, 2002, was the saddest day of my life. Senselessly, while in the care of an inept medical system, my wonderful daughter passed away. Her name was Patty. Everyone, especially the medical profession, should be aware of the potential for this to...
STACY’s Story

STACY’s Story

This is the story of me from before I was diagnosed with Pompe’s disease.  I hope this helps to enlighten the medical community as well as other Pompe patients. Back in 1965 my Mom was told that I would be born on December 2nd.  This date came and went and the...
LUCAS’ Story

LUCAS’ Story

Our son Luke, the youngest of four children, was diagnosed with Pompe’s Disease at 5 months of age. He had a very normal birth and development but was a floppy baby. Luke was first hospitalized at 6 months of age with RSV virus and pneumonia after which he was...
TRAE’s Story

TRAE’s Story

I was diagnosed in 1991 at age 22 with AMD. I also have a sister who is severely affected by the disease. She was diagnosed 13 years ago at age 20. In college, I began to notice that it was getting difficult to walk upstairs. I would get very winded, and my muscles...
TIFFANY HOUSE’s Story

TIFFANY HOUSE’s Story

December 2004 Several months ago, I was given the opportunity to write a paper about an experience that changed my life. I wrote about being diagnosed with Pompe’s disease. I found that writing about my experiences was a good experience for me. To read this paper,...
ROBIN’s Story

ROBIN’s Story

At 16 years of age, Robin was an accomplished violinist and had just won a major regional competition when she came down with flu symptoms. Severe fatigue and weakness followed, and she could no longer attend school. A year later she was finally diagnosed with AMD....
THOMAS’ Story

THOMAS’ Story

Hello everyone. My name is Jill, and I have a story to tell about my amazing and fearless son, Thomas. Thomas was born on Sept. 6, 2002. His trip was less then smooth. Although he looked like a beautiful and healthy 10lb 9oz baby boy, he had some problems with his...