Hanna Mitchell was diagnosed with TANGO2 disease in February of this year at 27 years old. Hanna is a proud participant in her community’s Special Olympics team and is a graduate of the Plymouth-Canton community school’s vocational program for cognitively impaired young adults. She loves musicals, all things weddings and loves to shop for shoes and clothes.

Hanna’s symptoms, consistent of TANGO2 disease, started when she was 2 years old. It began with episodes of where it would be difficult for her to walk. Then, at 3 years old, she had language and cognitive impairment. At 4 years old, she had a lazy eye. Seizures at 17 and hypothyroidism at 24.

Hanna’s parents searched and searched for answers but always fell short. Finally, whole genome sequencing confirmed TANGO2 disease when she was hospitalized for 53 days with her first metabolic crisis at 27 years old earlier this year.

TANGO2 Research Foundation-funded projects are searching for ways to end the diagnostic odyssey for families. We are rallying our community to raise $10,000 by December 31st to ensure funding for meritorious research projects in our third research grant cycle in 2023.

Will you lend your support and help us?

The eight TANGO2 research projects underway are doing incredible work to uncover and understand the function of TANGO2, the trajectory the disease, and possible therapeutics. Their progress has already shown us that early diagnosis can prevent metabolic crises.

Yet until the day we can diagnosis this disease, we must work together to discover ways to detect and diagnosis it early.

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TANGO2 Research Foundation
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