Vega Baja Rotary Clubs raise cash for rare disease

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By Eugenio Hansen

FIVE Rotary clubs in the Vega Baja region, specifically Torrevieja, Orihuela, Los Montesinos, Almoradi and Guardamar, have united to raise cash for research for a rare genetic disease.
There are only 400 known cases of ‘Cat’s Miaow’, or ‘Cri-du-Chat Syndrome’ in Spain. The disease, which gets its name from the sufferers’ distinctive cry, is a chromosomal condition caused by the absence of part of chromosome five.
Children suffering with Cri-du-Chat tend to have serious deficiencies with a low birth weight, weak muscle tone and a small head size.
The Rotary Clubs have raised €3,500 that will contribute to research of the disease in the Vega Baja region.

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