This is a website with information about our son, Luke Chaplin, the genetic condition he has, called alpha mannosidosis and bone marrow transplants, which we have chosen as a treatment. It is to share information on our experiences with alpha-mannosidosis, and to help keep our family and friends updated on Luke’s progress. It is also designed to have information for other families who may find themselves with the same diagnosis, and be looking for information on alpha-mannosidosis and treatments.
Luke was born in Vancouver, Canada, in 2004 and was diagnosed with alpha-mannosidosis on May 19th 2010 when he was 5. We had many appointments and researched possible treatments and outcomes since then.
Luke underwent a bone marrow transplant in September 2010, 5 months after being diagnosed. We believe the Bone marrow transplant will help treat some of the symptoms of this disorder.
Click on the links above for more information on Luke, alpha-mannosidosis, bone marrow transplants and our Blog which has our latest updates.