My friends have a daughter who suffers from a rare medical condition known as Methylmalonic Acidemia. Pro bono, I wrote, designed, and animated this explainer video for a local non-profit raising money to find a cure.
If would you like a behind-the-scenes look at how I made this animation, then you can read the case study here:
Methylmalonic Acidemia is a rare metabolic disorder caused by the inability of the body to breakdown some of the amino acids that come from protein. When that happens, toxic acid builds up in the bloodstream. Essentially, children born with this disorder are being poisoned by their own food. In order to survive, they are restricted to a low-protein diet, oftentimes through a feeding tube. Over time, Methylmalonic Acidemia can lead to developmental delays, kidney failure, and possibly death. But there is hope. Dr. Charles Venditti, an award-winning scientist at the National Institutes of Health, is researching a cure. If you are interested in supporting this research by making a tax-deductible donation, please visit AngelsForAlyssa.com.