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Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Organization in UT Advise Car Wash Guys Fundraisers

Our fundraiser activities now include Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia, the official organization to help people and their families with this problem have recommended that local chapters do Car Wash Fundraisers as part of their efforts to raise necessary monies.

There is currently no cure for HSP. However, researchers around the world are moving at a rapid pace to discover all the genes responsible for HSP and to develop effective treatments and cures. Additionally, HSP community volunteers organize meetings, conferences, fundraising events and social gatherings to help others and support researchers in the fight for a cure. Thanks to the on going DNA research there may be a cure soon.

Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia is not a single disorder, but a group of inherited degenerative spinal cord disorders characterized by progressive weakness and spasticity of the legs. Symptoms can occur in childhood or at any age throughout adulthood. Initial symptoms include difficulty with balance, weakness and/or stiffness in legs, muscle spasms and dragging the toes. Other symptoms, such as bladder problems, can be associated with HSP.

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