Family . Research . Hope
In these changing times, our commitment to improving the lives of families and individuals impacted by peroxisomal disorders has not changed. By increasing our webinars and virtual roundtables and by expanding our equipment exchange program, we continue to deliver on our mission and serve our community in unique ways during the coronavirus pandemic.
Who we are
In 2010, parents Shannon Butalla and Melissa Gamble joined to co-found the Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders, bringing together families impacted by peroxisome disorders, including Peroxisome Biogenesis Disorder-Zellweger Spectrum Disorder (PBD-ZSD) and the related single enzyme peroxisomal disorders....
A peroxisomal disorder on the Zellweger spectrum (sometimes referred to as Zellweger syndrome) means that the peroxisomes in your cells aren’t working properly, are absent, or are severely decreased. Peroxisomes are necessary for cell function, normal brain development, and the formation of myelin.