Melissa, born 1994

Melissa, born 1994

My name is Melissa and I was diagnosed with Classical PKU at 2 weeks old. My parents were so good at keeping my levels in range while I was growing…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
Jace, born 1991

Jace, born 1991

So my name's Jace I’ve had PKU for almost 27 years now. My brother and I are the second set of twins in the United States to have it. My…Read more
Kevin, born 1980

Kevin, born 1980

Life is much better when you aren’t alone. In the fall of 2011 I was alone in my PKU experience. Growing up in the 80’s in Northern Louisiana, I didn’t…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

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

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

Elizabeth

I didn't know it at the time, but I have been blessed in my PKU journey. I am 30 years old. Growing up, I remember drinking my formula, circle bread…Read more