Expertise for Rare Genetic Conditions
December 11, 2020
Emma was diagnosed as a baby with Morquio A Syndrome, an incredibly rare genetic disorder. “Only one child’s born a year with her condition,” said Rose, Emma’s mom.
They came to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital looking for answers and found not only a diagnosis, but advanced treatment and patient- and family-centered care from the care team.
“I went to a hospital that really cares about my child,” Rose said.
Emma’s body doesn’t make an enzyme that she needs. So she and her mom travel from Miami-Dade County to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital every week for infusions.
“It's worth every drive over here, every hour to come over here because I know my daughter is getting the right treatment she deserves, and the right care she deserves,” Rose said.
And “it makes me feel better!” said Emma.