The United Macedonian Diaspora
in collaboration with
The Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia
cordially invites you to a
Andrijana and Mende Risteski
from Prilep, Macedonia
in their fight against Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T) disease
Saturday, April 8, 2006
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Embassy of Macedonia
2129 Wyoming Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
For more information, please e-mail above or contact Marina Veljanovska at 202-459-8966
Your donations are greatly needed and appreciated!
Kids. Hope. Cure.
Ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) is a rare, recessive genetic disorder of childhood that occurs in about 1/40,000 and 1/100,000 persons worldwide. The ailment is progressive. By their teens, patients with A-T are frequently wheelchair-bound.
The disease is characterized by neurological problems, particularly abnormalities of balance, recurrent serious sinus and respiratory infections, and dilated blood vessels in the eyes and on the surface of the skin. Patients usually have immune system abnormalities and are very sensitive to the effects of radiation treatments.
*Andrijana and Mende Risteski are the first A-T case in Macedonia