Because We Are Strong

INTERVIEW: Mariah Gillaspie

October 06, 2020 Theresa Thomas & Kristine Hoestermann // Guest: Mariah Season 1 Episode 7
Because We Are Strong
INTERVIEW: Mariah Gillaspie
Show Notes

We are back this week and we are chatting with Mariah. Mariah is the mother of Emma & Abby, two adorable little girls that are the only two known people in the world with their rare disease. The Gillaspie sisters share a mutation on one of their genes that causes seizures and severe developmental delays. Mariah started the non-profit Lightening and Love Foundation to raise awareness, advance scientific research, a find a cure for diseases caused from a mutation in the THAP12 gene.


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