Fabry Disease “All in the Family”

Fabry Disease "All in the Family"

A rare disease diagnosis can come as a shock and be difficult to learn about because of the small numbers of people who experience and share information about it.

Today, we learn more about Fabry Disease, a rare genetic condition which left undiagnosed or untreated, raises the risks of heart attack, stroke or kidney failure. It affects more that 400 Canadians but may take up to 10 years to diagnose. However, there are treatments available that can change the course of the disease and reduce the chance of complications.

In this three-part series, we’ll hear from several people sharing their information and personal journeys.

In part one, Dr. Aneal Khan, Medical Director from the M.A.G.I.C. Clinic in Calgary as he will be educating us on the disease from the clinical side help increase awareness. We’ll also hear from Mandie Hagel about has touched her and her family.

In part two, Dr. Khan will focus on the generational aspect of the disease. We’ll again hear from Mandie on how it has affected her journey as a mother. We’ll also hear from Matt Lock on the impact Fabry has had on his family.

And in part three, we will hear how Fabry Disease patients have been affected by Covid disease.

Dr. Aneal Khan
Medical Director, M.A.G.I.C Clinic, Ltd. Metabolics and Genetics in Calgary

Mandie Hagel, 41 
Married with 3 daughters, all diagnosed Fabry Disease

Matt Lock 
Living with Fabry Disease

To learn more about please speak with your health care provider or visit the Canadian Fabry Association