Most Hispanics in New Mexico and Eastern Arizona are related to some degree so this article is highly important as it tells about a rare genetic mutation in this population. Research on this condition continues mainly via the University of New Mexico. If you have any Hispanic blood in you then you MUST read this! It may save your life or the life of your loved ones.
A child in New Mexico named Janae Jasmine Gallegos complained of the headache so her parents gave her some Tylenol thinking she would be ok. However, the next morning she was unresponsive and her parents new there was something badly wrong. Janae was dead, sadly. She died from a blood clot in her brain stem. She was only 9 years old.
A blood clot in the brain stem is the end result of a rare gene disease that most Hispanics in New Mexico and Eastern Arizona share. It’s called the “Common Hispanic Mutation” or “Cerebral Cavernous Malformation (CCM1). What the disease does is affects the way your body forms blood vessels in your brain and spinal cord. For most people the disease lays dormant and never manifests but for others it does and it is fatal. Sadly, it is also often misdiagnosed by health care professionals.
The University of New…
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