Olivia, born 1991

Olivia, born 1991

I was born on a Saturday morning in 1991. Although routine screening had been established for PKU, treatment protocol was not entirely agreed upon as it is today. My poor…Read more

Ashton, born 1987

Hi, my name is Ashton! I am 31 and have CPKU. Last year I had my beautiful baby boy, who is PKU free and is a perfectly healthy and happy…Read more

Debra, born 1958

I was finally diagnosed with classical PKU at 2 years and 4 months after showing many symptoms such as head banging , slower to reach my milestones with retreating into…Read more

Kelsey, born 1992

PKU does not define me but PKU has molded me into the adult I've become. Growing up with PKU taught me accept my differences early on. I couldn't eat the…Read more

Dionne, born 1986

For the longest time, I never wanted anyone to know there was something different about me. I lived my PKU world in the dark, in silence, alone. As a child,…Read more

Marissa, born 1997

My name is Marissa, I am 20 years old, and I was diagnosed with Classical PKU at birth. My whole life I have struggled with my diet, my best levels…Read more
David, born 1959

David, born 1959

What does PKU mean to me? To me PKU is all about community. We all consider ourselves one big family. We are a community of patients, Medical prefessionals, advocates, and…Read more
Millie, born 1991

Millie, born 1991

My PKU story begins on a balmy morning in July of 1991. I was born in the only hospital in Selma, AL on the day my grandfather ("Pappy"), freshly home…Read more

Kay, born 1957

PKU is a major part of my life but not all of who I am. Most of what I am now as an adult was formed from being the first…Read more