Because We Are Strong

INTERVIEW: Brooke Raasch & PKU

January 26, 2021 Kristine Hoestermann / Guest: Brooke Raasch Season 2 Episode 30
Because We Are Strong
INTERVIEW: Brooke Raasch & PKU
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Because We Are Strong
INTERVIEW: Brooke Raasch & PKU
Jan 26, 2021 Season 2 Episode 30
Kristine Hoestermann / Guest: Brooke Raasch

 Were sitting down again this week to chat and listen to Brooke's story. Brooke is a mother to two children, one of which has a rare disorder called PKU. PKU is an inherited metabolic disease affecting the brain through increased levels of a substance called phenylalanine (Phe) in the blood. PKU infants in the US are diagnosed in the first few days of life through the federally mandated newborn screening program. This is important because the damage caused by toxic levels of Phe in the first few years of life is irreversible. Brooke is here with us today to not only share her story and educate others but to raise awareness for PKU and to be that person that mothers of other newly diagnosed children can turn to.

 Think of the people who are sharing their health story on social media or a blog, leading a Facebook group, hosting a podcast, working with nonprofits, collaborating with healthcare, and more!
Head to wegohealth.com/backslash awards to learn more and nominate today!

 That's why the BC Schizophrenia Society has launched a brand new podcast, called Look Again, Mental Illness Re-examined. Host Faydra Aldridge talks to doctors, families, and people with lived experience about how to recognize mental illness, and the specific treatments that can help. Check it out. They'll really challenge you to“look again” at what you think you know about mental illness. 

Support the show (https://www.patron.com/findyourrare)

Show Notes

 Were sitting down again this week to chat and listen to Brooke's story. Brooke is a mother to two children, one of which has a rare disorder called PKU. PKU is an inherited metabolic disease affecting the brain through increased levels of a substance called phenylalanine (Phe) in the blood. PKU infants in the US are diagnosed in the first few days of life through the federally mandated newborn screening program. This is important because the damage caused by toxic levels of Phe in the first few years of life is irreversible. Brooke is here with us today to not only share her story and educate others but to raise awareness for PKU and to be that person that mothers of other newly diagnosed children can turn to.

 Think of the people who are sharing their health story on social media or a blog, leading a Facebook group, hosting a podcast, working with nonprofits, collaborating with healthcare, and more!
Head to wegohealth.com/backslash awards to learn more and nominate today!

 That's why the BC Schizophrenia Society has launched a brand new podcast, called Look Again, Mental Illness Re-examined. Host Faydra Aldridge talks to doctors, families, and people with lived experience about how to recognize mental illness, and the specific treatments that can help. Check it out. They'll really challenge you to“look again” at what you think you know about mental illness. 

Support the show (https://www.patron.com/findyourrare)