Hope for Charlize
“When you are told there is no treatment, no cure, all you want to do is change things for other people, so they don’t have to go through what we’ve gone through.’’
This is the vision of mother Julie Gravina who has already lost one child, Isaac, to a genetic condition. He required a liver transplant at the age of two but died soon after the risky operation. She is now doing all she can to ensure that his twin sister, Charlize, and future generations of children have a healthy future.
When Charlize had a liver transplant, Julie ensured that her liver cells were donated to Children’s Medical Research Institute for research into gene therapy.
You can help us provide children with Propionic Acidemia and many other serious genetic conditions the opportunity to live disease-free, happy lives.